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Supporting Mental Health and Well-Being During the COVID Anniversary

Thursday, March 11, 2021
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB

Dear Parents/Guardians,

This week we mark the one year anniversary of a global pandemic that has forever changed our lives. It has been a challenging year and we have faced great uncertainty and tremendous changes. The pandemic highlighted social inequities forging critical conversations about anti-oppression. Although we recognize the stress and weight of the pandemic, we also recognize the strengths, the building of community and our perseverance.

The changes and challenges in schooling that have resulted for our children allow us to reflect on how we have endured such times with resilience, compassion and care for one another and ourselves.

As we reflect, let's acknowledge the impact COVID-19 has had on each of us and recognize and appreciate that everyone, including our child/ren, have their own unique experiences. As part of these reflections, please continue to consider ways you can support your mental health and well-being and that of your child/ren. Think of daily actions, even if they are small that you and your children can do everyday, such as a few minutes of deep breathing, to support positive mental health and well-being.

We are here to help support you. You can access our online resources or visit one of our caregiver virtual drop ins with a member from our Professional Support Services team.

We hope that as the weather warms and we welcome the spring, it offers a renewed sense of hope. Here’s to brighter days ahead.


Karen Falconer
Interim Director of Education

Curtis Ennis
Interim Associate Director

Andrew Gold
Interim Associate Director

Craig Snider
Interim Associate Director