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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Toward Health Equity: A Tool for Developing Equity-Sensitive Public Health Interventions

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Toward Health Equity: A Tool for Developing Equity-Sensitive Public Health Interventions

From the Public Health Agency of Canada “This tool draws on existing research- and practice-based evidence about interventions to address social, environmental, and material conditions that contribute to differences in health. It uses healthy weights as a case example, however its main elements may be applied to a range of...

Supporting International Students – Part 1

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Supporting International Students – Part 1

This webinar is part 1 in the Supporting International Students topic. Watch the part 2 facilitated conversation here. With an increase of 185% from 2010 to 2019, international students represent one of the fastest growing student populations in Canada. In 2019 alone the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) reported...

Toolkit Launch: Promising Practices for Mental Health Initiatives at Alberta Post Secondary Institutions

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Toolkit Launch: Promising Practices for Mental Health Initiatives at Alberta Post Secondary Institutions

This interactive webinar highlights the new Mental Health Promising Practices Toolkit showcasing 11 promising practices from Albertan PSIs. Learn how to best navigate the Toolkit to benefit your students’ mental health and contribute to a comprehensive approach of support for your institution. Chelsea Bodoe from Mount Royal University hosts presenters...

Graduate Student Mental Health Toolkit

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Graduate Student Mental Health Toolkit

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health The graduate student mental health toolkit is a guide to supporting graduate students prepared by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH).

Policy Readiness Tool

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Policy Readiness Tool

From the School of Public Health, University of Alberta “Use this tool to assess a community or organization’s readiness for policy change. Learn strategies to encourage the adoption of healthy public policy in these places. The Policy Readiness Tool was developed with support from the Alberta Policy Coalition for Cancer...

HCA 2020 Wellness Summit: Summary and Resources

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HCA 2020 Wellness Summit: Summary and Resources

The HCA 2020 Wellness Summit took place on June 23, 2020 in an online format, with Pre-Summit Webinars on June 16 and June 18, 2020. Thank you to all who joined us for this experience in learning and collaboration. Click here to view the Community Report.  This summit’s theme, Moving Upstream, sought to highlight the...

Transitioning to Remote Health and Wellness Services in Post-Secondary Settings

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Transitioning to Remote Health and Wellness Services in Post-Secondary Settings

From the Best Practices in Canadian Higher Ed “The Best Practices Network would like to acknowledge Dalhousie University and the University of British Columbia for collaborating and contributing to this project! Transitioning to Remote Health and Wellness Services in Post-Secondary Settings: A Case Study Approach developed by Canadian Best Practices...

National Webinar: Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey

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National Webinar: Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses in partnership with Healthy Campus Alberta and Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health presents: Description:  Learn about the new CCWS and how it can be implemented on campuses across Canada Meet like-minded people Participate in facilitated conversations Build connections to help local effort and...

Pre-Summit Webinar #2: Upstream Thinking in Challenging Landscapes

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Pre-Summit Webinar #2: Upstream Thinking in Challenging Landscapes

The shift to upstream thinking presents new opportunities and challenges for post-secondary mental health. In this informal spin on a webinar, we shared a short presentation and facilitated conversation as we acknowledge these challenges and innovate new approaches as a community. We explored new perspectives, ideas, and capacities to help...

Pre-Summit Webinar #1: Upstream 101

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Pre-Summit Webinar #1: Upstream 101

Upstream approaches to mental health can enhance our community’s ability to flourish in times of uncertainty and change. This webinar featured in-depth exploration of the concepts of health promotion, prevention, and the social determinants of health, and how they apply in the context of post-secondary mental health and wellness. This...

NCHA Spring 2019 Press Release

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NCHA Spring 2019 Press Release

The provincial results of the 2019 National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey were released during the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention National Conference. The results are made available through Healthy Campus Alberta and are the largest dataset on Alberta post-secondary student health behaviours collected to date. To view the executive...

NCHA-II Spring 2019 Alberta Reference Group Executive Summary

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NCHA-II Spring 2019 Alberta Reference Group Executive Summary

The provincial results of the 2019 National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey were released during the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention National Conference. The results are made available through Healthy Campus Alberta and are the largest dataset on Alberta post-secondary student health behaviours collected to date.