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December 15, 2020

2nd Round of Funding Announced for Sask. Schools

Saskatchewan has announced a second round of funding for its schools. The funding will be accessed through the COVID-19 Contingency Fund and will be used for: $5.2 million for sanitization, including 107 additional staff, $7.2 million for equipment and furniture, $21 million for remote learning, including 279 teachers and staff, $2.6 million for technology upgrades, […]

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December 3, 2020

Schools and COVID-19

With the increase in numbers of cases across Canada, and specifically in the Prairies, changes to in-person learning in elementary and secondary schools have been initiated. In Alberta, children in grades seven to twelve will be switching to online learning. Children with disabilities are exempt from this shift and may continue attending schools in-person. Children […]

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November 13, 2020

Perspectives from the Field: The Creation of Mental Wellness Toolkits

A first-year University of Regina nursing student Callie Morhart has created Wellness toolkits, aimed at foregrounding how calm emotions can support better mental health. Currently, there are four toolkits – General Wellness, Sleep, Self-Harm Prevention, and a Kids Calm Down Kit. Each toolkit has a variety of tools, exercises, and ideas to help manage and […]

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November 8, 2020

Potential Impacts on the Mental Health During COVID-19

November 16. 2020 COVID-19 case numbers are increasing quickly across the Prairies, with provinces enacting new guidelines and restrictive measures. Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba governments have highlighted that the measures will be evaluated regularly.  They also each recognized the potential impacts on the mental health of citizens.  Citizens are encouraged to keep their bubbles small […]

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October 13, 2020

International Day of the Girl 2020

For this year’s International Day of the Girl, activists are focusing not only on how the pandemic has affected millions of girls worldwide, but also on how girls are standing up for themselves and making a difference across the globe. One example of girls making a difference across the globe is Somaya Faruqi, a 17-year-old […]

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September 23, 2020

Pregnancy During COVID-19: Research on Risks and Supporting Mental Health

There is no evidence to suggest COVID-19 can be passed from mother to fetus during pregnancy or through breast milk after birth. There have been cases of COVID-19 in women who are pregnant and in babies who contracted COVID-19 after birth, but severe cases are rare. If the mother has COVID-19 at the time of, […]

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