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Ontario Strengthening Supports for Postsecondary Students Reporting Sexual Violence or Harassment

Changes will address student concerns about repercussions and stigma

September 16, 2021

TORONTO – The Ontario government is moving forward with regulatory amendments that will help create a safer environment for students attending all publicly assisted colleges and universities, as well as private career colleges. These changes will require institutions to update their sexual violence and harassment policies in order to shield students from irrelevant questions during...

Job Posting: CICMH Knowledge and Research Lead

September 9, 2021

We are hiring!   Our team is seeking an experienced individual to join us as a Knowledge and Research Lead. Reporting to the Director, CICMH, this position will provide knowledge and research management to campus and community partners to support and advance the goals and objectives of CICMH. This is a full-time, contract role until...

Ontario universities are bolstering mental health resources for the fall, but students say barriers to access persist

September 6, 2021

For university and college students, exercising resilience during the pandemic has been difficult. Online classes, isolation, dwindling job prospects, financial stress and the fear of COVID-19 itself have all weighed heavily on their psyche — and many were already struggling with mental health issues and heightened stress before 2020.   Some students are now gearing...

Colleges, universities grapple with making vaccines mandatory for students

July 12, 2021

Canada appears to be hitting a complacency wall, with the lowest uptake being among the university-age demographic, the 18- to 29-year-olds   Toronto’s Seneca College is finding itself in an elite group of the world’s top post-secondary institutions — Berkley, MIT, Harvard — with its new coronavirus rule: Only those fully inoculated against COVID will...

Most Ontario youth experienced depression during pandemic, early data suggests

July 8, 2021

TORONTO — Preliminary research suggests the COVID-19 crisis is having a sustained and significant impact on youth mental health in Ontario.   Researchers at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children released initial findings Thursday indicating that the majority of children and teenagers saw their mental health decline during the pandemic’s second wave.   The early data,...

Ontario Supports Expansion of Postsecondary Education and Long-Term Care in Milton

Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University and Schlegel Villages will strengthen and enhance community services

June 17, 2021

MILTON —The Ontario government is supporting the expansion of postsecondary education and long-term care in Milton. The Milton Education Village will include new campuses for Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as space for a new Schlegel Villages long-term care home. The area also includes room for a potential hospice, residential housing and a...

Ryerson University to require students living in residence to get a COVID-19 vaccine

June 15, 2021

Students living in residence at Ryerson University this fall will be required to get a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.   In an email to CP24, university spokesperson Karen Benner said the decision was made due to the nature of communal living, the high volume of cases and incidence rates among young populations, and to...

Students living in residence at University of Toronto required to get COVID-19 vaccine

June 8, 2021

TORONTO — The University of Toronto has announced that any student living in residence during the 2021-2022 academic year will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.   The rule applies to residences located within the university’s three campuses in Toronto, Scarborough, and Mississauga.   Students will be required to receive their first dose of a...

Ontario Supports Innovative Mental Health Projects at Postsecondary Institutions

Province expands access to mental health services for underserved black, Indigenous and Francophone students

May 28, 2021

TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $2.39 million to help improve mental health supports and services for postsecondary students. The funding is part of Ontario’s Roadmap to Wellness and will support eight innovative projects at select colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes.   “COVID-19 has been a difficult time for many of our college and university students....

Ontario Extends Freeze on College and University Tuitions

Initiative provides families and students with more financial relief during COVID-19

April 30, 2021

TORONTO — The Ontario government is extending the current one-year tuition freeze for colleges and universities by an additional year, providing more financial relief and predictability for families and students seeking access to affordable postsecondary education.   “Students and their families make significant sacrifices to attend college and university,” said Ross Romano, Minister of Colleges...
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