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04/25/17

Stress and anxiety levels are increasingly common for members of the profession

REGINA – As he looked over the sessions at the Regina Teachers’ Convention, the proof was staring him in the face, even if it was merely confirmation as opposed to surprise. Jeff Perry, president of the Regina Public School Teachers’ Association, thumbed through the attendance figures for those breakout sessions that dealt specifically with issues such as feeling overwhelmed, burnout, fatigue and mindful­ness. He pointed out that these sessions in particular were filled well in advance in terms of those... +Read More
04/20/17

Sask. mental health funding a start but more support needed, say social worker and chief

The federal government has committed more than a million dollars to bolstering mental health support in Saskatchewan’s north. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott was in La Ronge, Sask., on Wednesday to announce $1.2 million in funding to develop new mental wellness teams who will work… +Read More
04/19/17

New health research centre to focus on Indigenous, mental health issues

The federal government says a new “patient-focused” research centre in Saskatchewan could help close the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott said Indigenous Canadians have shorter life expectancies, higher rates of diabetes and face more mental health… +Read More
04/18/17

Metis Nation calls accord with federal government ‘groundbreaking’

A Canada-Metis Nation accord signed in Ottawa has Metis leaders buoyed with a renewed sense of optimism. “It’s been a long, long struggle and of course we still have a long ways to go but it was a very significant milestone… +Read More
03/21/17

Sask. students share their spending ideas in advance of Budget Day

Saskatchewan high school students believe debt reduction and social programs should be government priorities. That’s according to a student budget consultation conducted by CIVIX, a national charitable organization that works to engage Canadian youths in citizenship. Surveyed in the fall, 353… +Read More
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01/31/17

All of society benefits when our students’ mental health is supported

As I stood at the podium to open the July 2016 Canadian Forum on Public Education, I was struck by the timeliness of the forum topic – Wellness in Our Schools: Time to Act. When I started teaching in the… +Read More
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