February 26, 2022 Speakers Series Report

February 26, 2022 Speakers Series Report

Topic – Children, COVID & Beyond: Social Determinants to Education

Our guest speakers were Dr. Tracy Vaillancourt, University of Ottawa, and Mohamed Ahmed and Shanaz Ali from Success Beyond Limits. Highlights of their presentations included:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health problems for many individuals including children
  • Canadian children’s hospitals experienced a 60% increase in admissions related to eating disorders
  • Worldwide, family violence increased 10% to 50%
  • Success Beyond Limits (SBL) is a collaborative youth-led community based program in the Jane/Finch area of Toronto
  • SBL provides students with supports to successfully complete high school and to continue with their post-secondary education

To read the complete report, please click here. The February 26th Speakers Series was recorded. To request the recording link and password, please contact communications@cfuwontcouncil.org.

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