Congratulations to Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy, who was recently awarded a CIHR grant to study the effect of École à Ciel Ouvert (Open Sky School), a program that could potentially benefit the mental health of disadvantaged children in Quebec who’ve been affected by COVID-19!

“Since the beginning of this pandemic, I’ve seen École à Ciel Ouvert as an outdoor educational intervention in nature that could work well with another big initiative in Quebec that addresses the effects of COVID-19 on children called the Observatory for Children’s Education and Health,” said Dr. Geoffroy. “With their support, I can examine how extended lockdowns have led to vulnerabilities among children due to lack of socialization or sometimes feelings of neglect.”

This grant was awarded in the context of CIHR’s special call on “Understanding and mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, youth and families in Canada.”

Best wishes of success with this project!

Press Release – Article in McGill Reporter – For more information.  

Source site: Douglas Research Centre