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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.”
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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.”
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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. “?

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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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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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