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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...

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 tgam.ca/workplaceaward.   Register now for the 2019 Employee Recommended Workplace Awards atwww.employeerecommended.com. 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

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