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Tips to manage mental health through COVID-19 pandemic

March 20, 2020

In the wake of COVID-19, Canadians are facing a new reality of social distancing, self- quarantining and isolation in order to protect public health and safety. These new circumstances may lead individuals with mental health concerns into heightened symptoms of anxiety and depression. In what may be a difficult time for many, the Canadian Mental...

Students at several colleges and universities asked to vacate dorms over COVID-19

March 18, 2020

Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press Students at several post-secondary institutions were asked or told Wednesday to move out of their dorms in response to COVID-19, forcing many to search for housing or move between cities at a time when Canadians have been advised to stay home.   Some schools, such as the University of Ottawa...

Universities prepare for possibility of moving online as pandemic spreads

March 12, 2020

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:50PM EDT Eliano Rexho spent years planning for a semester abroad in Italy, but watched helplessly as a global pandemic wiped out his efforts in days.   Rexho, a commerce student at Queen’s University, spent only three weeks at Milan’s Bocconi University before the country...

In its first year, Joint Mobile Crisis Response Team proves its worth

March 6, 2020

Improving Quality and Delivery of Mental Health and Addictions Services

Province Continues to Build Healthier Communities with the Creation of The Centre of Excellence

February 19, 2020

Ontario Government Takes Action on Campuses to Support Student Mental Health

More Funding to Reach More Postsecondary Students

February 3, 2020

What’s it like to be a non-drinker at a Canadian university?

Alcohol is seen as a big part of student life, but plenty of students choose not to partake

November 29, 2019

by Stacy Lee Kong Nov 27, 2019   St. Francis Xavier University student Hillary Downey has never had a drink. Not with high school friends, not as a special treat to ring in the new year, not even when she got to university.   “I have never consumed alcohol in my life,” the 23-year-old says. “Partially,...

Youth not employed or in school face poorer mental, physical health: study

The Canadian Press

November 15, 2019

Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:53AM EST OTTAWA – A new study is offering what it calls a rare look at the health and psychological impacts endured by Canadian youth who are not working, training or studying.   The Statistics Canada research says 11.1 per cent of youth surveyed between 2015 and 2017 found themselves...

Ontario Supports Innovative College Partnerships

New Policy Ensures High Quality Student Learning

November 15, 2019

November 12, 2019 11:15 A.M. Ministry of Colleges and Universities   BROCKVILLE — The government is cutting red tape and removing barriers so Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges can create innovative and entrepreneurial partnerships to provide all students with high-quality education and training that prepares them for Ontario’s workforce.   Minister Romano was at St. Lawrence...

Students are lonelier than ever

Loneliness is a silent resident on post-secondary campuses. Why aren’t we talking about it?

November 14, 2019

by Mariyam Khaja Oct 29, 2019   On a warm Friday evening in early September, the city around Fatima Khan is alive. People spill onto the streets, milling about with friends, or head to a bar to grab a drink. Many of her peers, no doubt, are off doing the same.   But she, inside her...
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