ON invests $5M to provide mental health, addictions services for postsecondary students

The Government of Ontario is investing $5M into mental health and addiction services for postsecondary students in underserved communities. Institutions will be able to use this funding to hire nurse practitioners, social workers, psychotherapists, traditional counsellors, and healers so that they can fill any gaps in their mental health services. This investment covers eight unique projects between postsecondary institutions and community-based non-profit organizations, including Algoma University, Algonquin College, College Boréal, Niagara College, Nipissing University in partnership with Canadore College, Iohahiio Akwesasne Education and Training Institute in partnership with St Lawrence College, the Shingwauk Teaching Lodge in partnership with the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Student Association, and Six Nations Polytechnic.