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OHRC releases new policy and recommendations on accessible education

August 31, 2018

Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities, along with recommendations on how to best meet legal obligations under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.   The policy: recognizes that education is vitally important to a person’s social, academic and economic development reflects a broad definition of disability provides students...

University of Guelph students to pilot new crisis text line

August 30, 2018

University of Guelph students now have access to a new Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone that will offer mental health support when they need it. This free service will offer immediate support to all U of G students by text message with a Kids Help Phone volunteer Crisis Responder. “University can create a...

Heading to university or college? Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin offers tips for handling stress, anxiety and homesickness

Tips for handling stress, anxiety and homesickness as you head to university or college

August 30, 2018

Canadian universities ‘flying blind’ into cannabis legalization

August 23, 2018

Marijuana legalization is around the corner, but university students may have to think twice before reaching for their joints, pipes and bongs between classes. Universities across Canada are prepping for legalization on Oct. 17 by crafting policies that limit cannabis use on campus. Multiple schools said they will follow municipal, provincial and federal regulations pertaining to marijuana...

Students Cite Having Fun, Peer Pressure and Campus Culture as Leading Reasons for Heavy Drinking

August 20, 2018

Students Cite Having Fun, Peer Pressure and Campus Culture as Leading Reasons for Heavy Drinking Ottawa, August 16, 2018 — In a new report released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), post-secondary students express their thoughts on binge drinking. Heavy Episodic Drinking among Post-secondary Students: Influencing Factors and Implications provides student...

University of Waterloo students to get mental health first aid kits this fall

August 14, 2018

Mental health kits gave jobs to people with cognitive disabilities through KW Habilitation program Carmen Ponciano · CBC News · Posted: Aug 13, 2018 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: August 13 Each mental health kit includes a squeezable stress star, ear plugs, a sleeping mask, a pack of gum and a deck of 25 flash cards with steps...

Youth wellness pop-up event a success

August 3, 2018

Dear Editor: A phenomenal success! There’s no other way to describe the city’s first ever youth wellness pop-up event.

New report reveals status of student mental health in Ontario

A new survey shows an increase in psychological distress in Ontario’s students.

July 30, 2018

A new survey shows an increase in psychological distress in Ontario’s students. The 2017 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-being Report reveals that psychological distress – which refers to symptoms of anxiety or depression – has been rising steadily among all Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12 since it...

CICMH launches two Conversations over Coffee videos featuring student leaders in Ontario

July 30, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has been busy this summer launching two new videos featuring student leaders from student organizations.

How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

July 26, 2018

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.
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