Resources

Resources
Professional Resources

Assorted Topics

 

Principal Work-life Balance and Well-being Matters

Format: Downloadable Document

In November 2016, delegates from over 32 school leader associations (SLAs) from across the globe participated in the third Annual International Symposium on the Role of Professional Associations for School Leaders held in Toronto, Ontario. The symposium explored research on work intensification, generational theory and its influence on principal work and aspirations, and work-life balance and well- being. 

 

This White Paper draws on the work of the symposium and the wider evidence base to argue that we currently face a crisis in principal well-being on a global scale that, without urgent policy and practice intervention, will impact school- and system-level outcomes for generations.  

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Assorted Research Papers Commissioned by CASS 

Format: Downloadable Documents

Our thanks to the College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) for providing this link to research papers that they have commissioned on a wide variety of topics of interest to education leaders across Canada.

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New Brunswick Department of Education 

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Mental Health

 

System Leadership in School Mental Health in Canada

CASSA Discussion Paper 2017

 Format: PDF File

"Schools provide an excellent venue for enhancing the social-emotional skills and well-being of Canadian children and youth, and for identifying and supporting the 20% of students who struggle with a mental health problem.”
Link to File (updated November 6, 2017)

 

Advancing Education Effectiveness:

Interconnecting School Mental Health and School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

 Format: PDF File

With contributions from over forty Authors, three Editors and a broad Advisory Panel this monograph “is about improving the quality of life and outcomes for children and youth, especially those children who are at risk for or experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges.”
Link to File

 

Mental Health Framework for Students

A Position Statement

Manitoba Association of School Superintendents (MASS)

Format: PDF File
“Informed by a current literature review, this paper will:

  • describe the mental health needs of Manitoba’s children and youth, ?
  • identify the current challenges, and ?
  • recommend a comprehensive response. “?

 Link to File

 

Changing Directions Changing Lives

The Mental Health Strategy for Canada – Summary

Mental Health Commission of Canada

 Format: PDF File

“This is the first mental health strategy for Canada. Its release marks a significant milestone in the journey to bring mental health ‘out of the shadows’ and to recognize, in both words and deeds, the truth of the saying that there can be no health without mental health.“
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Foundations for a Healthy School

Ontario Ministry of Education

Format:  PDF File
“The Foundations for a Healthy School resource is designed to help contribute
to a learning environment that promotes and supports child and student well-being – one of the four core goals in Ontario’s renewed vision for education.”

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School Mental Health Assist
Format: Web Site

School Mental Health ASSIST (SMH ASSIST) is a provincial implementation support team designed to help Ontario school boards promote student mental well-being, and to enhance support for students who struggle with mental health and addictions problems, through a focus on leadership, capacity-building, and implementation support.

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Mental Health Commission of Canada

Format: Web Site

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy.

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Mood Disorders Society of Canada

Format: Web Site

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada.

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St. Francis Xavier University Graduate Studies in Education

Format: Web Site

StFX offers an MEd degree with specialization either in Educational Administration and Leadership or in Curriculum and Instruction.

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Winnipeg Teen on a Mission to Curb the Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

Format: Video

After losing a friend to suicide, Loizza Aquino a Winnipeg sixteen year old high school student, went on a mission to curb the stigma surrounding mental illness. This video was presented on the CTV News on September 18, 2015.

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