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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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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

New Girl Guides program aims to fill mental health education gap

Girl Guides of Canada is shining a light on mental health. A candle-lighting event is being held Saturday night in Saskatoon in support of the Girl Guides’ new Mighty Minds program, which aims to educate girls and young women on mental health… +Read More

Survey reveals self-harm, unwanted sexual activity rates among Sask. teens

A health survey of about 9,000 students across Saskatchewan was born out of a sense of frustration that too often the province leads the nation in negative health statistics. “Every time a national project or national work would be done… +Read More

‘Huge gap’ between mental health needs and funding, expert says after health deal fails

A failure to reach a deal on health-care funding has sparked a renewed call by some experts and advocates to boost funding for mental health, with one psychologist saying there’s a “huge gap between the burden of illness and how much we’re investing.” Federal and provincial ministers failed to reach a deal on health-care funding on Monday.  Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Health Minister Jane Philpott had offered $11.5 billion over 10 years for home care and mental health, on top... +Read More

One in five Saskatchewan teens have contemplated suicide: A shocking snapshot of youths’ mental health

The frank responses of more than 8,800 students in 116 Saskatchewan schools to a health survey paints a shocking picture about youths’ mental health across the province. Last year, the Saskatchewan Alliance for Youth and Community Well-Being (SAYCW) — health,… +Read More
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