Universities call on Canada to fulfill student mental health funding promise

Universities Canada has called for the Government of Canada to fulfill its 2021 election commitment and establish a $500M student health fund over four years. They are calling for funding to support the provision of mental health care for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization pointed to the findings of a recent report from the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, which showed how students were some of the worst affected by the pandemic. “The 2020 and 2021 cohort of students have faced challenges like never before, and they deserve access to timely and effective mental health care before they graduate,” said Universities Canada President Paul Davidson. Universities Canada Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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