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PHE Canada Announces Mental Health Funding for Canadian Schools

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PRESS RELEASE

Ottawa, January 14th, 2019 - Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) and The Co-operators announced  $10,000 in total funding for five schools across the country. The funding from the Share2Care campaign, will help the chosen schools continue promising practices that support the mental health of teachers and students.

The 2018 Share2Care campaign recipients are:

  • Centre for Alternative Learning - Prince George, BC
  • Churchill Community High School - La Ronge, SK
  • Knollwood Park Public School - London, On
  • Don Mills Middle School - Toronto, ON
  • New Germany Rural High School - New Germany, NS

Share2Care is a mental health activation initiative that gathers promising practices from across Canada to inspire others to take action in their class or school community. Launched in October 2018, Share2Care encouraged schools from across the country to share their unique and innovative school-based or board-based mental health initiatives. As part of the Teach Resiliency program, Share2Care received 224 applications from across Canada.

"A young person's environment, including family, school, and society can affect their educational outcomes," stated Melanie Davis, CEO of PHE Canada. "With 224 applications received from coast to coast to coast during the 2018 campaign, the responsiveness to supporting mental health in Canadian schools has been outstanding. It also reflects the urgent need for schools and school boards to recognize and prioritize well-being in the classroom. Thanks to the partnership with The Co-operators, we are able to support and invest in Canadian schools and fortify their current mental health focused initiatives."

“Schools play a critical role in our communities, and we’re proud to support projects that improve the mental health of teachers, students, and their families as well,” said Jayne Russell, Manager, Public Relations at The Co-operators. “Through Share2Care, we wanted to shine a light on the importance of promoting and supporting the mental well-being, especially among young people. We see this as an important part of our commitment to build healthier, more sustainable Canadian communities.”

PHE Canada will share the success stories of the five school initiatives and others on the Teach Resiliency website as well as on the PHE Canada Blog.

PHE Canada invites you to celebrate these schools, and your own mental health initiatives, as we continue to build on our promising practices in 2019. Join PHE Canada on Twitter (@PHECanada), Instagram(@phecanada) and Facebook (/PHECanada) and at www.phecanada.ca during the month of January as we celebrate promising mental health practices across our country.

 

About PHE Canada

Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education opportunities and healthy learning environments. Supporting community champions with quality programs, professional development services, and community activation initiatives, PHE Canada inspires all to live healthy, physically active lives. Find out more at www.phecanada.ca.

About The Co-operators

The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $42.5 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies, it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit www.cooperators.ca.

 

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Fahey
Lead, Special Projects and Campaigns, PHE Canada
ryanfahey@phecanada.ca