Initiatives, Training, & Tools

Would you like to learn more about the mental health initiatives happening across Alberta? Are you looking for training or tools on a particular topic, such as suicide prevention or cannabis? Would you like support in establishing more student-led initiatives or complex collaboration on your campus? Explore the resources below!

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Introducing Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta

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Introducing Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta

This webinar will provide an overview of the Recovery On Campus (ROC) Alberta initiative, which supports all 26 post-secondary institutions across Alberta in developing on-campus communities to support students in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use addiction. The presenters will outline the goals of the project, which include supporting...

Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

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Trauma Informed Leadership: Optimizing Patient Outcomes

Posttraumatic growth is defined as “the experience of positive change that occurs as a result of the struggle with highly challenging life crises” (Tedeschi & Calhoun, 2004). This concept is relevant in a time when collective trauma and returning to “normal” are a part of conversations on post-secondary campuses. This webinar...

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TeenMentalHealth.org

From TeenMentalHealth.Org  TeenMentalHealth.org is committed to creating and disseminating the highest quality mental health information (products and training programs), addressing the needs of youth (ages 12 to 25 years), families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Their vision is to help improve the mental health of youth by the...

Cannabis evidence series : an evidence synthesis

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Cannabis evidence series : an evidence synthesis

From the University of Calgary “Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in Canada. In 2015, the new Liberal government of Canada announced their plan to legalize cannabis and in June of 2016 a federal task force on cannabis was announced. Guided by this task force, cannabis legislation is...

Alberta Cannabis Framework, Legislation, and Fact Sheet.

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Alberta Cannabis Framework, Legislation, and Fact Sheet.

From the Government of Alberta “Alberta’s system for legalized cannabis will provide adults safe access to legal cannabis while protecting Alberta’s youth and public health, promoting safety on roads, in workplaces and in public spaces, and limiting the illegal market.” Excerpt from pg. 2 of the handbook To view the...

Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

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Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines (LRCUG)

From Centre for Addiction and Mental Health An evidence-based tool to guide choices and improve the health of Canadians who use cannabis, provided by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). For more information from CAMH about cannabis , click here.

Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

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Cannabis facts and FAQs: A guide to legalization

From the University of Calgary The University of Calgary created an eBook with research-based fundamentals about cannabis, along with frequently asked questions about health benefits and risks, and the process of legalization. 

Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

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Reducing Cannabis Harms: A Guide for Ontario Campuses

From the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health “This guide, created by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it. Any campus professional —...

Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

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Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better

From the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health This self-help guide for single newcomers has been provided by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario, Canada. To explore the resource on their website, click here. Click the button below to download the PDF in English. You can find...

Cannabis Talk Kit

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Cannabis Talk Kit

From Drug-Free Kids Canada “Cannabis—legal or otherwise—is a hot topic. Parents who provide their kids with balanced information about the effects associated with cannabis (often called marijuana) can help them make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever for parents to protect their kids’ health and development by addressing this...

Cannabis LRCUG June 2017

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Cannabis LRCUG June 2017

From the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction “Cannabis use is common, especially among adolescents and young adults. There are well-documented risks from cannabis use to both immediate and long-term health. The main risks include cognitive, psychomotor and memory impairments; hallucinations and impaired perception; impaired driving and injuries (including...

Pre Think Your Drink: Reduce High-Risk Drinking on Campus

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Pre Think Your Drink: Reduce High-Risk Drinking on Campus

From Alberta Health Services The Prethink Your Drink: Reduce High Risk Drinking on Campus toolkit provides resources and tools for campus student leaders, student groups, and administration to help them create a culture of responsible drinking on post-secondary campuses across Alberta.  AHS Addiction Mental Health, in collaboration with the Alberta Student...

Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

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Cannabis Legalization in Alberta

Healthy Campus Alberta joined Alberta Health Services for an overview and update of cannabis legalization. This webinar covered: The basics of cannabis legalization at the Federal and Provincial levels of government Provide an overview of the public health approach to legalization A quick review of the research Low risk use guidelines...

Cannabis Policy Considerations for Alberta Post-Secondary Campuses

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Cannabis Policy Considerations for Alberta Post-Secondary Campuses

Healthy Campus Alberta and presenters overviewed cannabis related policy considerations for Alberta Post-secondary institutions. This webinar covered the following: Best practice in policy development, including how to choose policy direction. Steps to creating policy including: key areas to consider regarding cannabis, conversations, and principles on the road to creation of policy. Policy...