Petition for Youth Mental Health Amidst COVID-19 | July 10, 2021
The Covid-19 Pandemic has impacted us all in varying degrees and has forced us to change the way that we conduct our lives.
This virus has had an unprecedented impact on our youth. From having to adjust to online learning, maintaining time away from friends and family, to growing up in a socially distanced world, our youth and young adults have been forced to adapt and grow up in a very precarious environment.
The youngest among us need our support more than ever and navigating through this pandemic, we need to reinforce the supports available to them, and ensure that nobody is left behind. Mental health is critical and being at the forefront of this falls in line with the Conservative plan to “Secure Mental Health” as one of its five pillars for Canada’s post Covid Recovery.
I highly encourage you to sign this petition which I am honoured to sponsor. The petition calls on the Health Committee to study measures to promote youth mental health in Canada and to establish safeguards for youth development amidst COVID-19.