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(Canada) NWT: More school counselors will be added; $1.5M being provided

May 10, 2018, (Canada) CBC: One-on-one counselling coming to 8 N.W.T. schools this fall http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-schools-counsellors-1.4657055 … The seven counsellors and one clinical supervisor will be offering one-on-one sessions to students. The new positions are part of a four-year rollout of child and youth mental health counsellors throughout schools in the territory. The territorial government put aside $1.5 million toward the scheme in the 2018-19 budget. Shannon Barnett-Aikman, chief executive officer for the Tlicho community services agency, said there are significant mental health demands in the N.W.T.'s youth population. … Terry Jaffray, superintendent of the Dehcho Divisional Education Council, said the counsellors will be able to provide assistance for a wide range of issues. …