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Ontario Extends Freeze on College and University Tuitions

Initiative provides families and students with more financial relief during COVID-19

April 30, 2021

TORONTO — The Ontario government is extending the current one-year tuition freeze for colleges and universities by an additional year, providing more financial relief and predictability for families and students...

Canada and Ontario Invest in School Infrastructure to Respond to the Impacts of COVID-19

Projects will enhance health and safety protection for students and staff

April 14, 2021

OTTAWA — The governments of Canada and Ontario announced $656.5 million in funding to provide critical infrastructure upgrades to protect students and staff from COVID-19 in the province’s schools.  ...

This is your brain on pandemic: What chronic stress is doing to us

April 1, 2021

Back in the 1980s, there was a public service announcement on TV that you may remember — or may have seen on YouTube.   A guy in a kitchen held up...

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...

Crafting Connections in a Landscape of Uncertainty

CICMH's 2021 Virtual Conference

March 9, 2021


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...
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