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Ontario Partnership Supports Student Safety

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Ontario Partnership Supports Student Safety

McGuinty Government Teams Up With Kids Help Phone

Ministry of Education

The Ontario government is partnering with Kids Help Phone to help even more students deal with bullying-related issues.

This year the government is providing $1 million to Kids Help Phone to help students deal with concerns such as bullying, internet safety and gang-related problems.  Since 2005, this annual investment has helped provide more than 50,000 Ontario students with the guidance they need to address personal challenges. 

Partnering with Kids Help Phone is one of many ways the government is addressing bullying and student safety.  Other initiatives include:

  • Bullying prevention programs and resources for schools and boards, including training for 32,000 teachers, principals and vice-principals.
  • Internet safety software for grade 7 and 8 students provided to 3,100 schools.

Providing academic and non-academic support for all students is a key part of Ontario's safe schools strategy and promotes improved student achievement and well-being.

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“Our government is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment for Ontario's students. Kids Help Phone is a trusted resource that students dealing with bullying and other issues can access easily. Now, even more students can reach out and get the care and support they need.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Education

“The partnership between Kids Help Phone and the Ontario government is about more than funding - it's about knowing what it takes to support our children and then doing what it takes to make sure they get that support.”

Sharon Wood

President and CEO, Kids Help Phone

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