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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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...

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An Introduction to the New National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

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An Introduction to the New National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group (a global leader in standards development), has championed the development of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.  This voluntary Standard is the first of its kind in the world; it builds...

CACUSS Campus Mental Health In Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Data-Informed Challenges & Opportunities

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CACUSS Campus Mental Health In Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Data-Informed Challenges & Opportunities

From the CACUSS Campus Mental Health CoP We are delighted to share with you the findings presented today in the report, Campus Mental Health in Times of COVID-19 Pandemic: Data-Informed Challenges & Opportunities. The report includes student perspective, voices of a representative sample of mental health professionals and administrators across...

UCalgary Suicide Awareness and Prevention Framework

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UCalgary Suicide Awareness and Prevention Framework

From the University of Calgary “The foundational belief of the UCalgary Suicide Awareness and Prevention Framework is that suicide deaths for individuals under the care of health systems are preventable. We aspire towards long-term system-wide transformation toward safer suicide care for our students using our seven key goals. Our mission...

Facilitated Conversation: Supporting International Students – Part 2

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Facilitated Conversation: Supporting International Students – Part 2

This facilitated conversation is part 2 in the Supporting International Students topic. Watch the part 1 webinar here. Are you interested in connecting with others to discuss international student supports on campus? Do you have questions about the content of the webinar? Join Healthy Campus Alberta and Garrett Beatty from...

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “The Campus Equity Toolkit is a guide to supporting students prepared by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. This guide is part of a province wide effort to enhance equity, by promoting...

Tools for Holistic Mental Health Approaches: Redeveloped Toolkit Launch

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Tools for Holistic Mental Health Approaches: Redeveloped Toolkit Launch

Tools for Holistic Mental Health Approaches is a toolkit hosted by Healthy Campus Alberta that introduced systemic and comprehensive approaches to promote mentally healthy campuses. These approaches must be grounded in the diverse needs and mental health journeys of the students in our campus communities. This webinar provides an overview of...

First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

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First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum Framework

From the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation “The First Nations Mental Wellness Continuum (FNMWC) is a national framework that addresses mental wellness among First Nations in Canada. It identifies ways to enhance service coordination among various systems and supports culturally safe delivery of services. The FNMWC Framework was developed through collaboration between...

Starter Kit: For the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

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Starter Kit: For the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada “This tool is designed to support Canadian post-secondary institutions as they begin aligning with the voluntary National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. Three out of every four mental health problems have been first diagnosed between the ages...

The National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

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The National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

From the Mental Health Commission of Canada   World’s first Standard aims to help Canada’s post-secondary institutions support positive mental health The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a new National Standard to guide the development of policies, procedures, and practices at post-secondary education institutions that promote positive...

Project Update: Mental Health and Well-being for Post-Secondary Students
Getting started with the Student Standard within the COVID-19 context and beyond

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Getting started with the Student Standard within the COVID-19 context and beyond

Hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group, has championed the development of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. In addition, MHCC has invested in a Starter Kit to...

Graduate Student Mental Health

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Graduate Student Mental Health

Hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “This webinar aims to take a meaningful approach to offering guidance on how to support graduate students from all walks of life, whether in need of mental health and addictions supports or not, and the suggestions provided are meant to...