Province pledges $49M for mental, physical health student programs | CTV Barrie News
The Liberal government has kicked off the school year by announcing $49 million over three years for new and expanded programs to help the mental and physical health of students.
Funding is being doubled to $12 million for school boards for local well-being initiatives such as breakfast programs, anti-bullying programs and recreational activities.
The provincial support team that helps boards promote student mental health across Ontario is getting an extra $6 million, while $6 million is also being provided for new and expanded programming to support staff well-being and classroom violence prevention.
Education Minister Mitzie Hunter says in a statement that students are better able to learn when they feel safe and welcome at school, and have the tools to lead their lives with confidence and resiliency.
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