News & Announcements
As the pandemic takes a mental toll on Quebec students, teachers are trying new ways to keep them learning
October 29, 2020
Teachers in Quebec are facing students wracked by stress and anxiety related to the pandemic, but they are also finding new ways of ensuring that learning still happens amid the upheaval. Across the province, teachers at all grade levels are adapting their classrooms and lesson plans to a student body they say is more...
Cancelled high school exams won't affect post-secondary admissions, universities say
October 19, 2020
As several school boards in Ontario decide to scrap exams during the pandemic, universities are reassuring students that the move won’t affect their post-secondary plans. School boards in Toronto, Peel Region and Durham Region are among those that have announced the cancellation of exams, saying the move is aimed at reducing student stress and...
Ontario Increases Mental Health Funding for Postsecondary Students
Investment will increase access to more programs, community services and mental health workers
October 6, 2020
The Ontario government is investing $19.25 million into mental health supports for postsecondary students in 2020-21, an increase of $3.25 million over last year. This funding will help students by strengthening community partnerships and increasing the number of mental health workers and programs at colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes. Having mental health supports in...
A study’s surprising revelation about which students are faring better under the pandemic
September 30, 2020
By Nadine Yousif Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new study out of the University of Toronto revealed surprising results, researchers say, on how student mental health has fared during COVID-19 and under the pandemic mandated campus shutdown earlier. Full article found here.
Back to school mental health tips during the COVID-19 Pandemic
August 25, 2020
As students prepare for a very different back-to-school season, The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is reminding students to keep their mental health in mind during the transition. While a new school year can be exciting, it can also cause stress and anxiety. This is particularly true given the current global pandemic...
We are hiring! Research & Knowledge Lead, CICMH
July 29, 2020
We are hiring! Our team is seeking an experienced individual to join us as a Research and Knowledge Lead. Reporting to the Director, CICMH, this position will provide research and knowledge management to campus and community partners to support and advance the goals and objectives of CICMH. APPLY NOW! Full Job...
Ontario Makes Major Investment in Mental Health and Technology to Support Students
New resources will help students return to school with the tools they need to succeed
June 18, 2020
Please check out our webinar: Grade 12 to post-secondary: Transitions during COVID-19 June 18, 2020 11:50 A.M. Ministry of Education VAUGHAN – The Ontario Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, announced $15 million to purchase thousands of classroom computers, and $10 million to hire additional mental health workers. These new resources will help ensure...
Universities see strong early numbers for the fall
June 11, 2020
NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario students are taking up university admission offers at almost the same rate as before the pandemic, suggesting the shift to online education may not drive away as many new students as feared. The first published data on confirmed offers of acceptance at Ontario universities show almost no difference...
Ontario Unveils a Plan to Reopen Postsecondary Education
Phased Approach Prioritizes the Health and Safety of Students and Staff
June 10, 2020
TORONTO — The Ontario government has developed a plan for the gradual and safe resumption of in-person instruction at postsecondary institutions across the province for the summer term. The plan was developed in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Starting in July 2020, limited in-person education and training may restart for students...
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