Framework & Strategies

Here, you will find high-level guiding documents utilizing evidence-based best practices. Explore the resources below to discover mental health frameworks and charters, resources for developing a campus mental health strategy, and supporting materials for data collection and reporting.

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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...

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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...

Campus Mental Health Across Canada: The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19

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Campus Mental Health Across Canada: The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19

From MHCC and CACUSS “COVID-19 has intensified the challenges of post-secondary student mental health for campuses across Canada. To better understand what they are facing, CACUSS’ Campus Mental Health Community of Practice (CoP) conducted a representative survey of 69 Canadian post-secondary institutions. The survey, which focused on the 2020-21 academic...

The National Standard: An HCA Guide to Resources
E-QIP Foundations to Quality Improvement e-Course

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E-QIP Foundations to Quality Improvement e-Course

From E-QIP “Foundations to Quality Improvement is a free e-Learning Course offered by the Excellence through Quality Improvement Project (E-QIP). The course offers a comprehensive introduction to quality improvement course and is intended for clinical, administrative, or volunteer members of the community mental health and addiction sector who are new...

National Standard Discussion Group: Spring 2022 Edition 

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National Standard Discussion Group: Spring 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...

Intersecting Approaches to Student Wellness and Accessibility Services

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Intersecting Approaches to Student Wellness and Accessibility Services

Post-secondary students are increasingly seeking supports for their mental health needs and their accommodation/accessibility needs – and often both. In this collaborative webinar, we are welcoming the Healthy Campus Alberta (HCA) and the Post-Secondary Accessibility and Disability Resource Association – Alberta (PADRA) communities to explore approaches at the intersection of...

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...

Intersectional Approaches to Mental Health Education: A Facilitators Guide

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Intersectional Approaches to Mental Health Education: A Facilitators Guide

From the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office “This guide is designed to support mental health literacy education from a place of inclusion and diversity. It is made up of information obtained through literature review about the intersections between mental health and other aspects of identity such as gender, race and...

Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

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Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

From BC Campus “A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors explores relationships between the institution, students, and Indigenous communities. These relationships are interconnected and are guided by shared values of Indigenization to both improve the educational and employment experiences of all students, faculty, and staff across the institution....

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...

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.”

Creating a Campus Suicide Prevention Framework

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Creating a Campus Suicide Prevention Framework

A suicide prevention strategy or framework can be one part of a whole-campus, systemic approach to promoting mental health and well-being. This webinar will review the process of developing and implementing a campus suicide prevention framework, getting buy-in from campus stakeholders, and integrating the framework into whole-campus strategies. Join us for...