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New resources for youth and youth allies released prior to cannabis legalization

October 11, 2018

October 11, 2018 There are two new resources that might be of interest for individuals, families or organizations looking to speak with young people about cannabis legalization and the risks of cannabis use.   The Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction has released, Talking Pot with Youth: A Cannabis Communication Guide for Youth Allies.  ...

Mental Wellness Week at George Brown College

Organized by the Student Association, Mental Wellness Week will take place in mid-October to ease students into mid-terms

October 9, 2018

Mental Wellness Week is coming to George Brown College from Oct. 15 to Oct. 19.   The Student Association (SA), which funds The Dialog, will be organizing this event to help provide relief to stressed-out students.   “Students go through a lot of struggles, especially around October when mid-terms and assignments are due” said Ronnie Cruz,...

Minding the mental health of today’s students – tomorrow’s work force

By Bill Howatt, Special to the Globe and Mail

October 9, 2018

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 4, 2018   The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put the health and well-being of their employees first. Read about the 2018 winners of the award at   Register now for the 2019 Employee Recommended Workplace Awards Get feedback from...

Student-led mental health initiatives shift supports on campus

'The amount of passion from the students who want to support mental health is incredible'

September 14, 2018

School can bring a number of stressors

Working on good habits for mental wellness important, writes McGregor

September 11, 2018

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...
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