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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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group – Spring Edition 2024 

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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group – Spring Edition 2024 

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...

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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group – Spring Edition 2024 

Webinars

Alberta National Standard Discussion Group – Spring Edition 2024 

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...

Alberta National Standard Discussion Group – Winter Edition 2024 

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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group – Winter Edition 2024 

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...

6 Principles to Inform Action: Creating Inclusive Campuses for Autistic and Neurodivergent Students

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6 Principles to Inform Action: Creating Inclusive Campuses for Autistic and Neurodivergent Students

In this session, participants will learn about six key principles, developed in collaboration with a team of autistic self-advocates, to support greater understanding, acceptance and valuing of autism and neurodivergence.  In this session Jay and Mason will share about the principles of Communication, Structure, Flexibility, Environment, Emotion and Connection.  Each...

The Student Standard and Workplace Standard: Exploring Shared Goals

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The Student Standard and Workplace Standard: Exploring Shared Goals

Join Healthy Campus Alberta for an interactive, discussion-based webinar offered in collaboration with Working Stronger. Built upon the successes of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Workplace Standard), theNational Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Student Standard) was launched in October 2020...

Six Key Principles to Inform Action

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Six Key Principles to Inform Action

From Sinneave Family Foundation   “Six Key Principles to Inform Action were developed by Sinneave in collaboration with a team of autistic self-advocates for the purpose of inspiring greater understanding, acceptance, and valuing of autism and neurodiversity. Each of the six principles has an accompanying resource which aims to help...

Anti-Oppressive Practice Toolkit

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Anti-Oppressive Practice Toolkit

From CICMH “The Anti-Oppressive Practice toolkit aims to help those who support students on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it intersects with mental health, and why it is important to embed anti-oppressive practices into our work on campus.”

Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Spring 2023 Edition 

Webinars

Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Spring 2023 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...

BP-Net Best Practices Guide

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BP-Net Best Practices Guide

From BP-Net “The Best Practices Guide is a new national initiative by The Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Education (BP-Net).  As foundational initiatives such as the National Standard and Okanagan Charter highlight the importance of incorporating evidence-based practices, the Guide outlines a process and framework to categorize student mental...

Campus Mental Health Action Tracker

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Campus Mental Health Action Tracker

“The Campus Mental Health Action Tracker is a new, online tool to help post-secondary institutions align with the National Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. It is a practical, user-friendly way to collaboratively assess and document policies, programs, and practices, and track progress over time.  The Tracker was...

Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2023 Edition

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Alberta National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2023 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...

Infosheet: Post-Secondary Standard Resource

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Infosheet: Post-Secondary Standard Resource

This infosheet was a collaboration between the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and Healthy Campus Alberta. The purpose of this infosheet is to provide nationally available resources that can support the implementation of the Standard on Canadian post-secondary campuses. The resources are organized according to the mental health...

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...