Funding for HOSTS and Project PEACE Extended for Three Years

  Posted: March 31, 2014

Brian Malloy, Senior Director at Alberta Health Services, announced on Monday March 24th the extension of funding for the Children’s Mental Health Plan and Mental Health Capacity Building Initiatives for the three years.  These initiatives include Helping Our Students to Succeed (HOSTS) in High Prairie, in partnership with High Prairie School Division, and Project PEACE, in partnership with Peace River School Division.

“We are very excited to have our funding extended for three years,” said Assistant Superintendent of Inclusion and Student Support Jim Taplin.  “These projects have made a big impact in our schools and in our communities.  The positive impact these projects are making will stay with our students throughout their lives.”

Specific grant amounts are yet to be determined.  The provincial leads with Alberta Health Services will be developing a work plan and budget with HOSTS and Project PEACE in the coming weeks.

HOSTS and Project Peace are mental health capacity building initiatives that work in local schools, including St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie and Good Shepherd and Glenmary Schools in Peace River, to promote and build mental health.