The Grade 5 Mental Health Survey (G5 Survey)

Manitoba’s first-ever province-wide survey of Grade 5 mental health was launched in May 2016.

What is the G5 Survey?

  • The G5 Survey is comprised primarily of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), plus questions on self-rated health and mental health and some demographic questions.
  • The G5 Survey measures the mental health and wellbeing status of Grade 5 youth across Manitoba.
  • The G5 Survey results will not be used for the individual evaluation of students.

Why is the G5 Survey important?

  • Child and youth mental health is a long-standing government priority in Manitoba.
  • The G5 Survey will help us understand how Manitoba’s youth are doing, so that we can best support their mental health and well-being.

How was the G5 Survey collected?

  • Manitoba School Divisions, independent and First Nations schools were invited to participate on a voluntary basis.
  • Both Grade 5 students and their teachers completed the survey: students answered questions about their mental health and well-being, and teachers answered questions about their students.
  • If parents wished to withdraw their child from the G5 Survey collection, they could do so.

 What information does the G5 Survey tell us?

The G5 Survey tells us how youth are doing in the following 5 areas of mental health and wellbeing:

    • Prosocial Behaviour
    • Emotional Symptoms
    • Peer Relationship Problems
    • Conduct Problems
    • Hyperactivity / Inattention

 What do we do with the G5 Survey results?

The G5 Survey results are shared with

    1. Schools and School Divisions including school boards, teachers, administrators and resource workers
    2. Communities including parents, community members, service providers, and policy makers

Access to the G5 Survey results help schools and communities make informed decisions about how to support the mental health and well-being of their youth.



2015/16 G5 Provincial Report Adobe Reader

2015/16 G5 School Division Reports
The G5 Survey was collected in 32 out of Manitoba’s 37 school divisions:

Beautiful Plains Louis Riel Seven Oaks
Borderland Mountain View Southwest Horizon
Brandon Mystery Lake St James-Assiniboia
DSFM Park West Sunrise
Flin Flon Pembina Trails Turtle Mountain
Fort LaBosse Portage La Prairie Western
Frontier Prairie Rose Whiteshell
Hanover Prairie Spirit Winnipeg
Interlake Red River Valley  
Kelsey River East Transcona  
Lakeshore Rolling River  
Lord Selkirk Seine River  


COPYRIGHT NOTICE: The Grade 5 Mental Health Survey is comprised primarily of the internationally validated Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires, whether in English or in translation, are copyright documents that are not in the public domain. For more information on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire please visit:


A partnership of:

Manitoba Education and Training • Manitoba Families • Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living • Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations • Manitoba Justice • Manitoba Sustainable Development / Francophone Affairs / Status of Women