You are invited to complete the 2023 WHY Survey from February 12-23, in partnership with Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health.
The purpose of the Well-being Health and Youth (WHY) Surveys is to collect information from youth, parents, and school staff about youth health and well-being. These surveys will identify issues that could be addressed by schools, school boards, and local service providers. Because the surveys are conducted every two years, we can also monitor trends over time.
The WHY Surveys include questionnaires for students, parents and school staff. Grade 4 to 12 students at schools within the Wellington Catholic DSB and Upper Grand District School Board will be asked to participate in the student survey. These grades were chosen so that we have a full picture of how students are doing throughout their time in school. All school staff and parents will also be invited to complete a survey.
Participation is voluntary. Students, parents and staff do not have to answer every question and may choose to stop at any time. Additionally, the survey will not collect identifying information from students or parents and all information collected will be strictly confidential. Only aggregated data will be reported publicly to ensure anonymity for individual students, teachers, parents, schools, and boards.
The surveys will run from February 12-23.
Parents/guardians can complete the parent/guardians survey at https://is.gd/2024parentwhy.
New for the 2023-2024 WHY Survey are translation videos of the student and parent surveys to help with completing the survey. Students will be able to access the translation videos through their school board. Parents can access the translation videos by following this link: https://wdgpublichealth.ca/your-kids/well-being-and-health-youth-why-survey
Thank you for supporting this survey and our efforts to place students’ well-being at the center of everything we do!