Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

‘Flourishing’ mental health enjoyed by 77% of Canadians...

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About 10 per cent of Canadians aged 15 or older, or nearly three million people, said they had at least one mental or substance-use disorder in the past year, according to a report from Statistics Canada that also suggests 77 per cent of people have "flourishing" mental health. Click here to read the full story. Click here for full report by Statistics Canada
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Universities for all genders

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It may the last big human-rights issue of our age - welcoming people who identify with the sex opposite to the one they were born with. When student Bridget Liang of Hamilton, Ontario, went shopping for a university, she chose York University, partly because of its many gender-neutral, single-stall...


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Addressing youth mental health key to tackling suicide prevention...

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As we settle into the school year, we’re reminded of the stresses our kids can face. Many kids are able to cope with the daily demands of their lives, but for a significant number who cannot, the outcome can be extreme and tragic. Please click here to read the full story
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$5-million donation bolsters mental health support for students at U o...

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In the aftermath of the Brentwood killings, the University of Calgary has received a $5-million donation to bolster mental health support to students. The anonymous donation will fund UCalgaryStrong, a program intended to help students transition to post-secondary education. Students will...


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Mad Maps: An Orientation for Students With Mental Health Disabilities...

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The Hamilton Mad Students Collective: A Peer Support and Advocacy Community (HMSC, formerly known as the Mad Students Society – Hamilton Branch or Hamilton Mad Students Society) formed in 2012. Members are students age 16+ in the Hamilton-area (Ontario, Canada) who are attending or preparing to attend any school in any program and at any level of study. This includes students on a leave...


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Vitals: A student run initiative to promote wellness in all years of u...

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Vitals is a student run initiative to promote wellness in all years of undergraduate medical training. Centralizing campus and community resources, hosting workshops and raising awareness to support students in all the dimensions of wellness. Your vitals team is made up three 2016 medical students: Kevin Dueck, Julian Surujballi and Daniela Kwiatkowski. If you have wellness questions or just...


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Back to School Tips from Ryerson University...

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Ryerson University has put together a resource for students in order to make them feel comfortable during the transition phase into first year. Please click here to see the tips!
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Sept 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day...

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Please Visit the Official World Suicide Prevention Day Facebook Event Page and join people from all over the world who are supporting World Suicide Prevention Day, survivors of suicide and the many volunteers and practitioners worldwide who work to alleviate suffering through evidence-based research and practices.   Go to http://www.iasp.info/wspd/ for more info.
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Bill C-14: Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act (on account of a ment...

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Recent high-profile cases across Canada have raised public concerns about safety around those with mental health issues. The Vince Li case on the Greyhound bus drew much media attention to the challenges that some individuals with mental health issues people face. Click here to read the full article
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Addictions and Mental Health Ontario appoints new CEO...

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Gail Czukar has accepted the position of CEO for Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, an organization of community-governed, not-for-profit agencies that provide a full continuum of services and supports to help individuals in Ontario facing mental health and addiction issues. Click here for the full article
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