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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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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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September 23, 2020

Children with Disabilities: Risks and Ways to Provide Support

Children with disabilities are more at risk for maltreatment. This risk has increased during COVID-19. Be cognizant of changes in behaviour as they may indicate maltreatment. An increase or change in behaviour problems does not always imply maltreatment; however, signs of maltreatment are often overlooked as they may be thought of as being associated with […]

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