EdCan is grateful for the amazing support that we have received since early July, including expedited annual funding payments from three provincial Ministries of Education and commitment of emergency funding from a foundation and a funding partner. EdCan also continues to add new school district member sign-ups and early renewals from existing members, all investing in EdCan to assist in overcoming our short-term cashflow challenges.
However, EdCan still needs more time to be able to confirm a significant funding source that will extend our operational runway, including the implementation of organizational restructuring plans. In the meantime, every school district that can join our network of wellbeing champions and invest in EdCan’s work RIGHT NOW helps EdCan to stabilize its operations.
As we prepare for the new school year, EdCan’s priority is supporting K-12 workplaces to promote mental health and wellbeing, which contribute to productivity, attracting and retaining top talent, and getting the best out of highly engaged employees. In this regard, EdCan’s primary focus remains on ensuring the seamless delivery and long-term sustainability of Well at Work K-12 workplace wellbeing programs and services. We also remain committed to delivering value to our members, which includes the upcoming release of Education Canada’s September edition: “Beyond Resilience: Systems that Support Wellbeing.”
EdCan School District Members also receive discounts for Well at Work workplace wellbeing consultation and professional learning services. We are partnering with PHE Canada for the 2023 Healthy Schools National Forum hosted this November in Ottawa. This year’s theme is “Changing the System, From Roadblocks to Opportunities.” If you are looking to hear healthy school success stories and build your network, you can learn more here.
If you have any questions or ideas for EdCan/Well at Work sustainability and partnerships that can help inform our contingency planning, please send them our way. We thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding at this critical juncture for the EdCan Network.