News & Announcements

CICMH Launches the 2021 Campus Needs Questionnaire

October 13, 2021

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is inviting all campus mental health stakeholders (e.g., service providers, faculty, administrators, community organizations, students, etc.) to complete our annual 10-minute questionnaire to learn how CICMH can best be of value to you and your campus or organization.   CICMH is a partnership project involving Colleges...

Ontario Strengthening Commitment to Athlete Safety on Rowan’s Law Day

Province investing in mental health support, healthy sport culture

September 29, 2021

Province investing in mental health support, healthy sport culture   TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing up to $125,000 in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division to continue building on the international success of Rowan’s Law, which has created a safer environment for athletes to play sports. The funding will help raise...

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...
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