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Eating disorders spiked during the pandemic, and that forced a rethink in how they are treated
March 12, 2021
Sarah White sets a timer to remind herself to eat. She sets it six times a day so that she eats three meals and three snacks. White says she’s...
Ontario Increases Mental Health Funding for Postsecondary Students
Investment will expand access to mental health and addiction services during COVID-19
February 9, 2021
TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing $7 million to help increase access to mental health and addiction services for postsecondary students during COVID-19. The funding will provide more supports...
Virtual classes, part-time studies and deferred starts: How teens are facing post-secondary in a pandemic
February 4, 2021
As classes at many Canadian colleges and universities continue online, a new crop of students is already priming for September — without knowledge of what school will look like come autumn. ...
Ontario Strengthens Sexual Violence and Harassment Policies at Postsecondary Institutions
Proposed changes aimed at reducing student concerns about stigma and fear
January 27, 2021
TORONTO – The Ontario Government is proposing changes to sexual violence and harassment policies at postsecondary institutions to ensure that students alleging an instance of sexual violence and harassment are...
Experts say pandemic fuelling apparent spike in eating disorders among adolescents
January 20, 2021
Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 20, 2021 7:43AM EST TORONTO — Pediatric and mental health experts say pandemic stress is driving a spike in...
CMHA Ontario applauds province’s $147 million investment in mental health and addictions services
December 17, 2020
(Toronto, Dec. 17, 2020) – The following is a statement from Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, in reaction to today’s announcement from the Ontario government of...
Ontario Invests in Virtual Learning Strategy
Province strengthens its position as a global leader in postsecondary education
December 11, 2020
TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing $50 million in virtual learning and educational technologies to help expand access to high-quality, market-responsive, and globally competitive “Ontario Made” education. The move...
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...
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,...
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