Ontario Expanding Access to Student Mental Health Supports
Investments Will Help Set Up Students for Success
TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing to support students with expanded access to targeted mental health and well-being programs and services within local communities. Over the past two school years, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on children and students across the world, including right here in Ontario. These investments reinforce the government’s commitment to ensuring every student in the province can reach their full potential, and they build on historic funding announced in February to overcome the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We recognize that more than ever before, many students face mental health challenges, and we want them to know help is here,” said Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education. “While our government increased school mental health funding to the highest levels, we are going further by supporting community partners to expand critical mental health resources, initiatives to reduce drug use and supports that will keep students safe on the road and in the classroom.”