HCA 2022 Wellness Summit

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  •  June 14, 2022 - June 16, 2022
     12:00 pm

Registration closed on June 8th. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

The Wellness Summit is an annual event for the HCA Community of Practice to gather to learn, share and celebrate the work being done across the province to strengthen post-secondary mental health and wellness. Rooted in the foundation of HCA, we are excited to explore this year’s theme of Connection, Collaboration, and Celebration together! 
The Summit will take place over three consecutive days to ensure participants have multiple opportunities to attend online synchronous sessions. Each day will focus on one element of the theme with sessions that provide space to connect, share resources and learn from one another in ways that inspire action toward the creation of caring campus communities. 

Within the main theme of Connection, Collaboration, and Celebration, we will be exploring the following two subthemes: 

  1. Working collaboratively across campus 
  2. Fostering connection, community, and belonging 


Registration closes June 8, 2022



Welcome 1:00 P.M. Introduction to the Summit
Connecting Conversation 1:15 P.M.

Participants will have the opportunity to connect with other community members in two small breakout sessions of 3 to 4 participants each. A wellness break will be provided in between the sessions. 

Welcome 9:30 A.M. Housekeeping and recap of Day 1

Keynote | Jocelyne Daw 

*this session will be recorded for asynchronous viewing 

9:35 P.M.

Participants will experience the keynote address from Jocelyne Daw which begins by recognizing the collaborative work across the province to address the growing demands on resources and increasing complexity of issues. Participants will raise the bar on partnerships by learning the need for intentionality, the key attributes of effective partnerships, the different types of partnerships, and the skills required for collaborative leadership. 

Break 10:35 A.M.  

Breakout Session | Group Discussions 

10:50 A.M.

Participants will be introduced to the Partnership Cycle® and breakout into groups of 4 participants to work through each of the four phases of the partnership cycle. 

Welcome 9:30 A.M. Housekeeping and recap of Day 2

Campus Presentations

9:40 P.M.

Round 1 – Participants will select from the following list of options to attend a presentation and discussion.

Buddy Up | Centre for Suicide Prevention with Akash Asif and Seth McVeity

Leading ChangeTM | Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters with Alyssa Hartwell

Forward with Hope: Protecting the Health and Promoting the Wellbeing of Individuals Impacted by the Stress and Stigma of a Parents Substance Use | Starlings with Agnes Chen 

Break 10:25 A.M.  

Campus Presentations

10:40 A.M.

Round 2 – Participants will select from the following list of options to attend a presentation and discussion.

Collaborating for the Promotion of Suicide Prevention Training: An Experiential Learning Opportunity | University of Calgary with Dr. Jacqueline Smith

Campus Coalitions Role in Creating a Culture of Moderation around Alcohol | University of Alberta with Christine Cabildo and Clint Galloway

Grief Capacity Build Workshops for Faculty, Staff, and Students | University of Calgary with Julie Stewart and Keeta Gladue

Celebration Activity 

11:15 A.M.

By taking time to celebrate together we recognize movement forward and find encouragement to continue. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on and share what they wish to celebrate. 

Share and Celebrate

11:40 A.M.

The Summit will close by reflecting on what has been inspiring, identify key takeaways and action items, and celebrate the collective learning that strengthens our community. 

Learning Objectives 

Throughout the 2022 Wellness Summit, participants will:  

  1. Build diverse relationships across the province by (re)connecting and discussing with other members of the HCA Community. 
  2. Reflect on the foundations of the HCA Community vision and values.   
  3. Apply the vital components of collaboration by integrating session content into campus contexts. 
  4. Integrate new perspectives and experiences into their understanding of health and well-being by learning from other members of the HCA Community. 
  5. Navigate group dynamics and collective approaches to creative problem-solving by sharing their own experiences and learning from the experience of other HCA Community members. 
  6. Explore the power in recognizing and celebrating the efforts behind caring campus communities. 

We encourage you to use themes to guide your Summit experience, from the learning opportunities to the relational possibilities, to share new perspectives and discover new aspects of your community of practice. 


Alberta, Canada


This event will be hosted on an online platform. You will be provided with detailed instructions on how to join us before the event.