Ontario Supporting Postsecondary Students Mental HealthPublished on November 23, 2021
Good news for postsecondary students in Newmarket-Aurora! The Ontario government is investing an additional $8.7 million to increase mental health supports for postsecondary students at institutions throughout Ontario. This is part of an additional investment through the Fall Economic Statement.
Ontario’s publicly-assisted colleges, universities and Indigenous Institutes play an important role in supporting the mental health needs of Ontario’s postsecondary students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
That is why the government is investing an additional $8.7 million through the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario, for a total of $28.5 million in 2021–22 to increase mental health supports at Ontario postsecondary institutions.
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This funding is part of Roadmap to Wellness, the government's plan to build a connected and comprehensive mental health and addictions system that ensures children, youth, and adults in Ontario receive appropriate services where and when they need them.