Parents/guardians invited to complete WHY Survey to help improve well-being of youth

Posted November 13, 2023

All parents/guardians in the Upper Grand District School Board are invited to complete the 2023 WHY Survey, 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. The information will be used to inform planning decisions, including Board Improvement Plans. 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 UGDSB and Wellington Catholic 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 November 13 to November 24, 2023. Parents/guardians can complete the parent/guardians survey at

Thank you for supporting this survey and our efforts to place students’ well-being at the centre of everything we do!

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