In celebration of our 20th birthday, EducationMatters is launching a mental wellness legacy fund to assist Calgary Board of Education students in perpetuity. Since 2020, The landscape of learning has changed for students and teachers everywhere providing an opening for us to further integrate mental health into schools. Students and teachers will now have access to additional programming and resources, providing equitable and barrier-free learning opportunities.
In June 2022, Global News reported that Alberta Health Services was experiencing a 35 percent increase in new kids being referred for mental health services. AHS monthly referrals have seen a significant increase to 450 referrals a month from 300 in 2019. Providing much-needed resources will help students to thrive in their academic environment and continue to complete high school.
A positive mental health curriculum is vital in enabling students to participate fully in their learning. With the launch of this legacy fund, we will provide an opportunity to center mental wellness in CBE schools for students and teachers. CBE schools can apply for grant funding from EducationMatters annually for mental health programs and projects that will benefit their students. This could include diversity and inclusion resources, motivational speaker presentations, psycho-educational assessments, art-based mental health engagement, and more.
Donate today and make a difference in the lives of countless students!
Please provide your contact and payment information below. Your contact details are required to generate an electronic tax receipt, which will be sent to the email address that you provide. EducationMatters is a charitable registration #898887005RR0001. Tax receipts will be provided for donations greater than $20.