Province invests $310,000 to help Aboriginal students adapt to Trent and Fleming

Ontario is investing $310,915.00 over two years in the Summer Aboriginal Student Transition Program. ($123,405 in 2015-16 and $187,510 in 2016-17)

• This support for post-secondary students is part of the multi-year, $257 million Open Minds, Healthy Minds, Ontario’s comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

• Ontario invests $9 million annually to support improved mental health services for post-secondary students, including up to $6 million each year for the Mental Health Innovation Fund.

• The Mental Health Innovation Fund has now funded 32 projects at colleges and universities across Ontario through three separate calls for proposals.  

• Previously funded projects include the training of mental health first aid instructors at Humber College, who now work at 19 colleges and universities across Ontario, as well as “By Students, For Students,” a University of Toronto project that helps students use technology to access mental health services on campus.


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