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From: Cheryl Chuckry
To: James Bedford, Bill Cann
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2021 9:54:46 AM
Subject: FW: Question: Press Release on April 23, 2021

Hello James and Bill,

Please see below the response that I received for your question around additional funding for mental health for teachers, staff, and students dealing with the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic. It does appear that substitute teachers will be supported as well.

Cheryl Chuckry

Assistant General Secretary – Professional Status


From: +WPG114 - ISB Information (EDU)
Sent: June 8, 2021 12:11 PM
To: Cheryl Chuckry
Cc: Education, Minister (LEG)
Subject: RE: Question: Press Release on April 23, 2021

Dear Ms. Chuckry:

On behalf of The Honourable Cliff Cullen, Minister of Education, I would like to thank you for your April 30, 2021 email inquiry regarding access to mental health supports for substitute teachers in Manitoba.

In your email, you reference the April 23, 2021 announcement of new funding to enhance access to mental health supports for teachers and other school division staff members, who are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

The Canadian Mental Health Association is providing mental health supports for all school division staff members under this new partnership. As substitute teachers are employed by school divisions, the supports would certainly be available to them as well.

Manitoba Education is proud to work with the Canadian Mental Health Association to plan supports that will be accessible and helpful to the school community, including substitute teachers. We look forward to making these available in the near future.



Allan Hawkins
Executive Director
Inclusion Support Branch