Call For Applications

Interested in public service or community building? Looking to do some professional development over the summer?

iStudents for Mental Health is offering four full scholarships for future information professionals to receive mental health first aid training through the Mental Health Commission of Canada

http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en

This scholarship is made possible thanks to funding from the UofT Faculty of Information, and support from Dean Wendy Duff & the Master of Information Student Council.

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) offers occupational training for public service workers to know how to respond to patrons in crisis, distress, or in need of resources – the goal to develop a level of compassion and understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health, and the complexities of support services.

MHCC offers these two-day training sessions throughout the year, in Toronto and across Canada. The training ranges from $150-$350. iStudents for Mental Health is offering scholarships to cover the full cost of this training for four successful applicants.

Application process:

This scholarship is open to current students of the Master of Information & Master of Museum Studies programs at the UofT Faculty of Information.

In 300-500 words, tell us how mental health First Aid training would support your future projects and/or goals as an information professional.

Include your name, program & concentration, and year of study.Submit via Google Form: https://goo.gl/zzYgUz

Deadline: Friday March 15th, 2019

Scholarship winners will be announced Friday March 29th 2019 on the iStudents for Mental Health websiteFB, and MISCellaneous week of April 1st 2019.

Scholarship recipients must select & register for their training by April 19th 2019. Selected training sessions must occur between the months of April 2019 – July 2019.

For any further details, please contact MartaCooper.Burt@mail.utoronto.ca or Robyn.Forman@utoronto.ca