It’s Mental Health Week in Canada (May 3-9), and this year’s theme is #getrealabouthowyoufeel.  People across the country are being encouraged to name, express and address their emotions – the ones they like and the ones they don’t – in support of their mental health.

To help educators address this important topic in their classrooms, the Canadian Mental  Health Association (CMHA) has produced a helpful new resource called the CMHA Mental Health Week School Toolkit. This toolkit provides educators with valuable information and activities they can use to help students with the emotions they may be experiencing. Check out this great new resource.

The need for mental health supports and resources extends across the entire year and goes beyond focusing only on the mental health and wellness of students. That’s why the Ministry of Education continues the focus on system-wide mental health and wellbeing year-round. At the heart of that commitment is the Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy. Released in Fall 2020, the MHiS Strategy recognizes the importance of adult and student mental health and wellbeing with a vision to support resiliency, build capacity, use curriculum to embed wellness into classrooms and provide funding to enhance the activities districts need most.

Additional information and resources on mental health and related topics can be found on the erase website.

Coming Events
  • June is National Indigenous History Month. We honour the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, including the recent horrific news of 215 children found buried at the Kamloops Residential School.
  • June 9: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • June 9: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • June 16: Regular (Public) Board Mtg (virtual)
  • June 20: Happy Fathers Day
  • June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 23: Regular (Public) Board Mtg (virtual - if required)
  • June 24: Last Day of School
  • June 25: Administrative Day (schools are not in session)
  • June 28-Sept. 6: Summer Holidays!

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