A local school is one of seven across the country getting additional mental health funding.
Physical and Health Education Canada is allocating $14,000 to help students, teachers, and staff struggling mentally get support with Dr. Clark School being chosen to split the funds.
They’re splitting the money with schools in Winnipeg, Whitehorse, Guelph, Leaf Rapids – Manitoba, Miramichi – British Columbia, and Portugal Cove – Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Being attentive to wellbeing at school leads to better outcomes for both our students and school staff,” said Melanie Davis, PHE Canada Executive Director, and CEO.
Dr. Clark is planning to use the funding to create an Indigenous Healing Garden.
This will be a place for students to unwind and relax while also being a sustainable garden that will include traditional cedar trees, benches, and planter boxes.
Nearly 200 schools across Canada applied for the funding.
“While we are not able to support every program, everyone deserves to be recognized. The stories shared are real proof that wellbeing is key to staff and student success,” added Davis.