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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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Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

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Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Posttraumatic growth is defined as “the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises” (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004). This concept is relevant in a time when collective trauma and returning to “normal” are a part of conversations on post-secondary campuses. This webinar…

Supporting Students Living with Precarity

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Supporting Students Living with Precarity

Research has suggested that 70 000 Canadian postsecondary students experience homelessness every year (Weissman et al., 2019). Even more students are living with precarity, including food insecurity and housing insecurity. Although there is a lack of research and awareness about student precarity, campuses across Alberta and Canada are working to…

National Standard Discussion Group: Fall 2022 Edition

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National Standard Discussion Group: Fall 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 some prompting…

Introducing Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta

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Introducing Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta

This webinar will provide an overview of the Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta initiative, which supports all 26 post-secondary institutions across Alberta in developing on-campus communities to support students in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use addiction. The presenters will outline the goals of the project, which include supporting…


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HCA 2021-2022 Community Impact Survey

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HCA 2021-2022 Community Impact Survey

Your voice is key in shaping the future of the community of practice! The Community Impact Survey is an opportunity for you to contribute to the collective voice in developing and guiding the direction of the CoP’s work.  Responses from this survey help to ensure that HCA and future events…

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HCA 2022 Wellness Summit Social Media Promotional Materials

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HCA 2022 Wellness Summit Social Media Promotional Materials

Are you running a social media account that reaches post-secondary students?  Please consider publishing our promotional materials, listed here: Instagram  When posting this material, please use one of the following captions:Are you a student who is passionate about post-secondary mental health? Join us at the HCA 2022​ Wellness Summit! https://www.healthycampusalberta.ca/events/hca-2022-wellness-summit/ORAre you a student…

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