• More Richmond students will learn in seismically safer schools January 21, 2021
    Nearly 700 more students in Richmond soon will be learning in safer schools when seismic upgrades are complete at James Whiteside and William Bridge elementary schools.
  • Joint statement on Black Shirt Day January 15, 2021
    Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, and Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education, have released the following statement to mark Black Shirt Day on Jan. 15, 2021:
  • New Westminster students benefiting from new school January 12, 2021
    The wait is over for students in New Westminster who have begun the New Year in a new, modern, engaging and inspiring secondary school that will benefit the community now and in the future.
  • Safer school for Aldergrove elementary students January 8, 2021
    Students and staff at Shortreed Community Elementary school in Aldergrove will be better protected in the event of an earthquake, thanks to planned seismic upgrades.
Link to CMSD School Options


CMSD82 Employee & Family Assistance Program (FSEAP):

These services are available to all employees who currently have benefits as part of their employment with the Coast Mountains School District 82.  In addition to their counselling services, FSEAP also provides a variety of work/life services to help employees manage work and personal life responsibilities and reach their goals.  For assistance and further information, please visit the FSEAP website at fseap.bc.ca or call 1-800-667-0993.

Building Resilience in Challenging Times FSEAP webinar video, April 2, 2020.  In these uncertain times it is natural for each of us to feel stress, anxiety, fear and loneliness as we navigate through a new way of life with COVID-19.  By focusing on what we can control we can help ourselves become more resilient in these challenging or uncertain times. In this webinar, we discuss practical strategies that you can use daily to stay resilient over the coming months.

CMHA BC’s free wellness programs can help British Columbians manage back to school anxiety in the age of COVID-19.  

To learn more visit CMHA BC’s free wellness programs.

Taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 crisis:

Read information to help you manage your stress and anxiety during this period of time.

Psychology Today
Learn how to stay emotionally healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.

World Health Organization
See ways you can support the mental and psychological wellbeing of others.

Canadian Mental Health Association
Understand what the coronavirus is, including signs of infection, prevention recommendations, and the current risk to Canadians.

Anxiety Canada
Consider specific steps to take if you’re anxious or worried about the COVID-19 situation.

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression:

News and information about the spread of COVID-19 around the world is coming at us quickly.  It can be hard to keep up and if you are keeping up on the latest, it can be even harder to remain calm given all that is going on.

Access the following link to view the resource from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions for tips and information to help with stress management.

Managing COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression

HealthLink BC:
Provides 24/7, confidential health information and advice. Call 8-1-1 or visit: www.healthlinkbc.ca.

Mental Health Digital Hub:
A provincial website that provides information, services and education and awareness about mental health and substance use for adults, youth and children. www.gov.bc.ca/mentalhealth

Bounce Back:
A free evidence-based program designed to help youth and adults experiencing symptoms of mild to moderate depression, low mood or stress, with or without anxiety. Bounce Back® teaches effective skills to help people improve their mental health. Call toll-free: 1 866 639-0522 or visit: www.bouncebackbc.ca.

Provides information about managing mental illness and maintaining good mental health, including self-management resources and screening self-tests for wellness, mood, anxiety and risky drinking. www.heretohelp.bc.ca

Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre:
Provides con dential, non-judgmental, free emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including thoughts of suicide. Call 604 872-3311 (Greater Vancouver), or toll-free 1 800 SUICIDE (784-2433), or visit: www.crisiscentre.bc.ca.

The KUU-US Crisis Response Service:
Provides 24/7 culturally-aware crisis support to Indigenous people in B.C.  Call 1-800-588-8717 or visit: www.kuu-uscrisisline.ca.

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Providence Health Care and community partners have created an online mental health counselling program. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health or substance use challenges, please visit the website for information and recommendations for further support in Vancouver, Richmond and other coastal communities. www.mindhealthbc.ca


Coming Events

  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

Northern Health Info Line

COVID-19 Online Clinic and Info Line for Northern BC residents: