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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...

2nd International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium

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2nd International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium

Hosted by the Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network “This event will be 100% virtual and held on Zoom. About half of the event will be interactive conversations and working sessions. The event is free for students and CAD$50 for everyone else. Building on the success of the 2019 event in...

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....

Making Mental Health Matter in Alberta: Advocacy Toolkit

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Making Mental Health Matter in Alberta: Advocacy Toolkit

Created by the Canadian Mental Health Association – Alberta Division “To make mental health matter in Alberta, it takes all of us. This toolkit was developed to help anyone advocate for better mental health in their communities. Individuals, organizations, non-profits, government officials and advocates will find this toolkit useful in demonstrating the...

2021 Mental Health Academy – Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape

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2021 Mental Health Academy – Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape

Hosted by: Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium (ERLC) “In partnership with the Mental Health Literacy Project, the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium presents the 2021 Mental Health Academy – Improving Mental Health Literacy in a Shifting Landscape. This virtual global conference will be held on August 18th, 19th and 20th and will showcase international speakers...

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...

Tools for Success: Models for Exemplary Student Mental Health Initiatives at Alberta Post-secondary Institutions

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Tools for Success: Models for Exemplary Student Mental Health Initiatives at Alberta Post-secondary Institutions

Background Mental health is an increasing concern for Alberta’s learners. Post-secondary Institutions (PSIs) can increase their capacity to respond to this concern and create learning and living environments that encourage students to flourish. To support these efforts, the Next Steps to Improve Post-secondary Student Mental Health resulted in direct funding...

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...

Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion

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Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion

Hosted by the Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion “Upstream Investment in Mental Health Promotion: The Answer to the Mental Health Crisis August 24-26, 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our ability to gather in large groups spanning provincial borders, but it has also increased public awareness about mental...

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...