Ontario MTCU launches Mental Health Innovation Fund

September 28, 2012

The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities recently announced the launch of a Mental Health Innovation Fund. The fund will consist of $7 million annually until 2015 and was established to identify gaps in current mental health support services on campuses, promote best practices across the PSE sector, and foster partnerships within local communities. The ministry will welcome proposals from the PSE sector over the course of the next month, emphasizing that successful proposals will have to demonstrate innovation, facilitate partnerships, and address current service gaps in mental health service provisions. The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, which called for such a fund in a policy document submitted to the province in May, says it is "pleased that the government has taken this recommendation and turned it into action that has the potential to help hundreds of thousands of students." OUSA News Release