Issue Brief on Social and Emotional Learning in Canada

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a framework for developing social and emotional competencies that is gaining interest in Canada and the United States. The purpose of this issue brief is to provide an overview of the field of social and emotional learning in Canada, particularly within the education system. It presents a concise synopsis of recent research on the need for and the benefits of SEL initiatives, along with the findings from consultations with a cross-section of leaders and others working in the fields of SEL and mental health promotion.