The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is understanding our emotions. Recognizing, labeling and accepting our feelings are all part of protecting and promoting good mental health for everyone.

• 1 in 5 Canadians experiences mental illness or a mental health issue in any given year, but 5 in 5 of us – that’s all of us – has mental health.
• Regardless of whether or not we have a mental illness, our mental health is something we can protect and nurture.
• Everyone deserves to feel well, and understanding our emotions is a part of feeling well.
• Emotional well-being includes recognizing what influences our emotions, discovering how our emotions affect the way we think or act, taking action when our emotional response isn’t helpful and learning to accept them.3
• Emotional self-regulation, or the ability to label and shape your emotions, is a protective factor for good mental health.4

[APRIL] Girls Book Club

April 23, NACI students & staff attended the all girls virtual book club discussion by A Room of Your Own. We met author Bethany C. Morrows and were profoundly impacted by her discussion about her book A Song Below Water that we had just finished reading.


“TDSB proudly celebrates the month of April as the Sikh Heritage Month. This year there will be a live Virtual Launch Ceremony for the celebrations on Tuesday, April 6th, between 1 and 2 p.m. All of the TDSB staff, students, and community members are invited to join this event. “

North Albion Collegiate Institute Students and Staff proudly contributed to the TDSBs Sikh Heritage Month ceremony. Thank you to Ms. Jandu and Ms. Woodwal for their contributions and especially our students for proudly representing the Sikh community as well as our school community!