September a ‘critical time’ for Canada’s COVID-19 fight, experts say

September is a pivotal month for Canada’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public health and infectious disease experts. Students across the country are returning to school, fully vaccinated … Read More

Canadian students prepare for COVID-19 school year during fourth wave

The discomfort of wearing a mask all day at school, falling short of the minimum age to get vaccinated, uncertainty over whether in-person learning will continue through the semester: These … Read More

Alberta’s post secondary schools saying no to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Many Alberta post-secondary schools are not requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students and staff even as others across the country are making different choices. The University of Calgary, University of Alberta, … Read More

COVID-19: MLHU extends vaccination to 11-year-olds turning 12 this year

The Middlesex-London Health Unit says, effective immediately, anyone born in 2009 or earlier will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The change means that 11-year-olds who are turning 12 … Read More

Montreal school boards take a staggered approach as senior grades return to class in red zones

While the majority of senior-grade high school students in Quebec red zones returned to class full-time as of Monday, a number of school boards opted for a staggered approach. Both … Read More

Coronavirus: How the rise of new variants in Canada could impact schools

After an extended period of virtual learning amid a COVID-19 lockdown, the return to in-person classes in Toronto comes as a relief to parents like David Wood. “I love my … Read More

Canada’s schools need better air ventilation. Amid coronavirus, it could save lives

Parents in Canada have recently been faced with a big question — to school or not to school during the coronavirus pandemic. Eddy Sousa and his wife flip-flopped on the … Read More

‘The elephant in the room’: Anxiety and mental health as B.C. kids head back to school

Justine Harris-Owen will start her graduating year at a Vancouver high school in four days, and she’s anxious about it as she prepares to head back to class amid COVID-19. … Read More

The COVID-19 symptoms parents should watch for

The coronavirus pandemic is making both parents and educators rethink what back to school will look like. If you’re sending your child back this season, there may be some concern … Read More

Coronavirus: Kids are going back to school. How will it affect their mental health?

Come fall, children will be back in school, where they will have to adjust to new coronavirus normals that will include social distancing, more stringent public health rules and, in … Read More

‘Inevitable’ coronavirus cases will rise as schools reopen, chief health officer says

Canada’s chief public health officer says families should expect to see cases of COVID-19 in schools as children head back to class. It is important that each school have a … Read More

Vaccine safety and tests for kids — all your coronavirus questions

With kids across Canada heading back to school this week and the weeks to come, parents have many questions around possible coronavirus vaccines, masks for kids and even testing. Speaking … Read More

N.L. back-to-school plan requires masks on buses, in common areas of high schools

Masks must be worn on buses and in the common areas of high schools when Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest school district resumes classes in a few weeks. The Newfoundland and … Read More

Canada to release mask guidelines for children, recommend them for kids aged 10+

The federal government will be releasing mask guidelines for children returning to school amid the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of the week, chief public health officer Theresa Tam … Read More

Students who bus to school in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex have to register: SW Ont. STS

Southwestern Ontario Student Transportation Services (STS) says student riders will have to be registered ahead of the upcoming school year as the transportation consortium prepares routes for September. The local … Read More