Mental Health and COVID

As a father of two children who are currently in Grade 2 and Kindergarten, I know how challenging COVID has been for parents trying to manage online learning.

 

But I also know it has been very hard on children. They have not been able to celebrate birthdays like before with their grandparents. They can't go to indoor playgrounds or play on their hockey teams or gymnastics. They didn't get to celebrate Christmas or Channukah or Eid with their extended families as they did in years past. The list goes on and on.

There are many children who need mental health supports.

 

“I know how difficult this pandemic has been on our children. I will use my experienced leadership to fight for more mental health supports for our students."