Supporting Student Mental Health Project

Principal’s Qualification Program Practicum Subsidy

Subsidy Overview:

As part of the Supporting Student Mental Health Project, the three Ontario principals’ associations in partnership with School Mental Health Ontario (SMH-ON) will be offering  subsidies of $250 to a limited number of eligible candidates for completion of the Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) Practicum for the 2021-22 year.

Up to 22 subsidies will be allotted on a first come, first served basis, to those candidates whose successfully completed and assessed practicum focuses on supporting student mental health, using SMH-ON resources and agree to participate in a focus group or complete a survey to inform future development of similar joint projects.

Eligibility and Process:

Please note: If your practicum proposal has already been approved, you cannot change it to align with the criteria for this subsidy

  • This subsidy is available to PQP 1 candidates who registered for programs taking place in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021
  • Complete an application for approval through the respective principals’ association
  • The approved practicum must be aligned to SMH-ON resources and strategies and have a clear student mental health connection 
  • Practicum must be completed and submitted to the PQP facilitator by May 15, 2022 for initial assessment 
  • Practicum will be reviewed after submission to ensure the approved focus was maintained 
  • Any required revisions to your practicum must be completed and resubmitted to your facilitator by May 31. Please refer to the Practicum Handbook for all practicum requirements.
  • All requirements must be successfully completed by May 31, 2022. No extensions will be granted. If the requirements are not met by May 31, 2022, the principals’ association will not fulfil the subsidy application.

Apply by March 31, 2022


If you have any questions, please email

Only those who received confirmation of approval will receive a subsidy. The subsidy will be paid following successful completion of all requirements.


The OPC issues T22O2 receipts for eligible courses, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the candidate (taxpayer) to ensure that their taxes are filed in accordance with CRA guidelines and if you have any questions related to taxes, we recommend you contact an accountant or the CRA.