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About Us

Healthy Campus Alberta (HCA) is a community of practice whose vision is to educate, collaborate and advocate to transform culture and create caring campus communities throughout the province of Alberta.

Our mission is to create an inclusive, collaborative, and community-integrated approach to mental health and wellness on post-secondary campuses.

Members of this growing community include students, faculty and staff, campus wellness professionals, community organizations, and the Government of Alberta.

In the last 12 months…

3%

Three Percent

of students have attempted suicide

50%

Fifty Percent

of students felt so depressed it was difficult to function

90%

Ninety Percent

of students have felt overwhelmed by all they had to do

Taken from the results of the 2019 National College Health Assessment (NCHA).
Click here to read more about the NCHA Spring 2019 Press Release and Executive Summary.

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Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

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Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

Food insecurity on post-secondary campuses is a serious but overlooked issue. Studies have consistently shown rates of 30% to 40% of students experiencing food insecurity across Canadian post-secondary institutions, yet it is rarely talked about from an institutional perspective and often left for campus food banks to address. The mental…

National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2022 Edition

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National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2022 Edition

Are you working directly with the National Standard on an Alberta campus? You are invited to join HCA  to discuss your efforts with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students with other Alberta campuses. The HCA staff team will guide the discussion group with…

Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health

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Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health

“The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division will host our virtual workplace mental health conference on March 8 & 9, 2022. Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health is designed to help Alberta’s employers create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces. The Working Stronger Conference makes mental health matter by…

CACUSS Conference

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CACUSS Conference

Hosted by CACUSS “The 49th Annual CACUSS Conference is virtual! Our successful 2021 conference brought together over 1800 student affairs professionals from across Canada. The virtual format offers accessibility and affordability for presenters and participants to share best practices, research, procedures and programs related to student learning, success and wellness.”


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MHCC A Standard for post-secondary mental health – One year later report

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MHCC A Standard for post-secondary mental health – One year later report

From Mental Health Commission of Canada “Since the Standard was released in October 2020, campuses across the country have started their implementation journey. While each journey looks different, there are many successes to celebrate during this year of rapid change.”

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Coach Training for Health Care Professionals from Red Deer Primary Care Network

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Coach Training for Health Care Professionals from Red Deer Primary Care Network

Learn more about an exciting suite of mental health workshops and upcoming facilitator training opportunities offered by the Red Deer Primary Care Network by watching this introductory webinar: Learn more about an exciting suite of mental health workshops and upcoming facilitator training opportunities offered by the Red Deer Primary Care…

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