Waterloo region college, universities get $1.2M for mental health and addictions
Money will help schools 'expand the necessary supports and services,' MPPS say
The province has pledged $1.2 million to post-secondary schools in Waterloo region to help expand mental health and addiction services on campus.
As part of the announcement:
- University of Waterloo will receive $500,160.
- Wilfrid Laurier University will receive $415,599.
- Conestoga College will receive $366,766.
The local funding announced Wednesday is part of a previous announcement by the province in October 2020 to invest $19.25 million into mental health supports for post-secondary students and another announcement earlier this month to spend an additional $7 million on expanding services at campuses across Ontario.
In a joint statement, Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris and Kitchener South-Hespeler MPP Amy Fee said the funding will help the schools "expand the necessary supports and services their students need for their mental health and well-being."