Ontario Supporting Postsecondary Students Mental Health

Published on November 18, 2021

Our government is investing an additional $8.7 million to increase mental health supports at Ontario postsecondary institutions, including the nine Indigenous Institutes in Ontario, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and l'Université de l'Ontario français.

This funding was announced in the 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario on November 4th and will help to address the increased need for mental health services due to the COVID‐19 pandemic.

This investment builds on the government’s record investments to address mental health and addictions challenges from the 2021 Budget, for a total of $28.5 million in 2021–22 mental health supports at Ontario postsecondary institutions.

Ontario will continue to work with and support our postsecondary sector partners to create the right conditions to help young people access and succeed in postsecondary education. This includes the provision of mental health supports.