British Columbia Ministry of Education
The purpose of the British Columbia school system is to enable the approximately 650,000 students to develop their individual potential and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy.
The Ministry works with partners, school districts, and community organizations to support system-wide mental health promotion for K-12 education in BC. The work is guided by the Mental Health in Schools (MHiS) Strategy, which highlights Compassionate Systems Leadership, Capacity Building and Mental Health in the Classroom action items.
BC implemented a comprehensive redesign of the provincial career curriculum, and the Ministry will help connect the project to allied ministries.
Representative: Ms. Jennifer McCrea, Assistant Deputy Minister of Learning Division, responsible for Mental Health.