As a Community of Practice, we gather throughout the year at various in-person opportunities, the largest of which is the annual summit. The summit is a great place to celebrate the amazing work that is going on across the province, be inspired, and connect in community with like-minded people who are passionate about post-secondary mental health and addiction. For more information, explore the community reports from previous summits below. We also invite you to explore the calendar for upcoming HCA opportunities and other events we thought might be of interest to the community.
Upcoming Fall 2019 Event: Our next community of practice event will take place on November 5th, 2019! In the meantime, keep your eyes on the website for updates or subscribe to our newsletter to receive our community announcements.
HCA 2019 Reception
On June 17, 2019, Healthy Campus Alberta held its first-ever reception. The evening was an opportunity for Alberta’s post-secondary mental health and wellness community of practice to gather and celebrate. Held at the Bow Valley College, we had representation from 6 community organizations and 13 campuses! Attendees were from 5 different provinces.
HCA 2018 Connections Summit
Organized by an advisory committee of stakeholders from across the province, the HCA Connections Summit gathered Alberta’s post-secondary mental health and wellness community of practice. The event was themed “Connections”, celebrating campus approaches, the student voice, as well as exploring dimensions of wellness and providing opportunities for collaboration. Held on November 8, 2018 at the University of Alberta, the summit had 128 attendees with representation from 23 campuses and 11 community organizations.
HCA 2018 Wellness Summit
HCA 2017 Wellness Summit
The 3rd annual Healthy Campus Alberta Health and Wellness Summit was held on June 20 and hosted at the University of Calgary. The summit had 193 attendees including students, faculty, staff, administrators, government and community partners. The theme of Resilience was based on significant interest from the Community of Practice, who are ready to take action.
HCA Community Meeting Summary Brief (January 31, 2017)
January 31, 2017 in Edmonton was our annual Healthy Campus Alberta meeting. We were excited to have 23 members from 11 campuses, community and student groups present to collaborate together in moving our community forward. The weather was exceptionally challenging, so a huge thank you to everyone who was able to attend. We were also glad that everyone arrived in Edmonton and then made it home safely after the meeting.
Summary of Community of Practice (CoP) Meeting
Participants were asked to consider a variety of questions related to emerging topics on campus, as well as the operations of the CoP; the following information emerged out of table discussions
SUSTAINABILITY OF HEALTHY CAMPUS ALBERTA
- Increased membership and grow connections
- North and South provincial campus presence
- Cooperate with Student Unions and Student Associations
- Platform development for social media (Facebook, LinkedIn) and webinars
- Have representatives identify why sustainability is of value to their campus
- Use practicum programs for students to learn and participate
- Increase social media presence
- Sign on with commitment
- Showcase different campus’ success
- Awareness, involvement and buy-in are needed