News & Announcements
The Centre Published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions
November 16, 2018
Systemic issues in the post-secondary mental health sector, including the challenges of maintaining best practices, are key issues in newly published research by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (the Centre). Authored by the Centre’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, Pearlyn Ng, and Director, Marija Padgen, “An Overview of Post-Secondary Mental Health...
The Centre Holds its Second Northern Regional Forum in North Bay on Campus Mental Health
November 14, 2018
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (the Centre) held its second Northern Regional Forum at Nipissing University on November 6, 2018 to continue to build and encourage collaboration and partnership building between local campuses and community Over 30 participants from seven campuses and eight community organizations from across Northern Ontario participated in...
Laurentian University students vote to each pay $50 to mental health services
November 14, 2018
Laurentian University students voted this month to double the budget for mental health services on campus and the extra money will be coming out of their own pockets. Two-thirds of students who voted in the referendum approved a $50 non-refundable fee to be paid for by all of 9,800 students at Laurentian, only 13 per...
Kids less emotionally, physically healthy than five years ago, TDSB data indicates
November 14, 2018
TORONTO — New data from Canada’s largest school board indicates its students’ emotional and physical health has declined over the last five years. The Toronto District School Board has released the results of its latest census, which was conducted last year and includes data from 220,000 students and parents. The data shows the...
TDSB Releases 2017 Student and Parent Census Data
November 13, 2018
TDSB Releases 2017 Student and Parent Census Data Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Categories: News Releases Details about who TDSB students are, their school experiences, relationships at school, physical health and emotional well-being are all part of the 2017 Student and Parent Census released today by the Toronto District School Board. More than 220,000 students and...
Amy Zimmer Bounced Back with Program
November 12, 2018
By: Brian Kelly Amy Zimmer found help to deal with her fear of losing everything from friends and loved ones to her job. She can now manage her emotions rather than turning to alcohol or an eating disorder and isolating herself to try and cope. “I was never given the tools to...
Mental Health Partnership Announced
Collège Boréal will donate $5 of every application fee it receives to CMHA Ontario to support of community-based mental health and addictions services.
October 23, 2018
Sudbury Star Collège Boréal will donate $5 of every application fee it receives to CMHA Ontario to support of community-based mental health and addictions services. Boreal and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, announced what they call a unique fundraising initiative that reminds students about the importance of positive mental health on campus and throughout the province. The...
Collège Boréal and CMHA Ontario Team up in Support of Mental Health
October 22, 2018
(Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, Sudbury) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is pleased to partner with Collège Boréal on the launch of a unique fundraising initiative that reminds students about the importance of positive mental health on campus and throughout the province. Beginning today, the college will donate $5 of every...
UWindsor mental health strategy released at first Campus Health Day
The strategy includes 39 recommendations about improving student wellness
October 18, 2018
International student Harmanvir Singh remembers the difficulties he faced upon arriving in Windsor back in January — walking around in snowshoes for the first time, having to find a part-time job on short notice, language barriers and loneliness. “It was very tough because settling in here is a big task. I didn’t know anyone in Windsor.” ...
Canadian universities tackle legal cannabis with wildly different policies
Plus, where do students report the highest rates of marijuana use?
October 15, 2018
by Anthony A. Davis Oct 11, 2018 Cannabis has been a budding part of post-secondary life since at least 1964, when One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nestauthor Ken Kesey and some Stanford University pals formed the Merry Band of Pranksters, gobbled every psychedelic drug they could and toked their way across the U.S. in a Day-Glo...
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