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HCA 2023-2024 Regional Gatherings

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HCA 2023-2024 Regional Gatherings

We are excited to announce three Regional Gatherings for this academic year. A combination of a Community of Practice Meeting and a Campus Visit, these gatherings will provide an opportunity to learn about HCA, impact future priorities of HCA, and connect for meaningful conversation with a diverse group of stakeholders in campus mental health.   What...

HCA 2023 Wellness Summit: Summary, Resources, and Community Report

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HCA 2023 Wellness Summit: Summary, Resources, and Community Report

The HCA 2023 Wellness Summit took place June 13 & 14, 2023 at Red Deer Polytechnic in Red Deer, Alberta. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the event by presenting, hosting and participating! The theme of this year’s Summit, “Leading Change: It Starts with Us”, sought to inspire systemic...

Six Key Principles to Inform Action

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Six Key Principles to Inform Action

From Sinneave Family Foundation   “Six Key Principles to Inform Action were developed by Sinneave in collaboration with a team of autistic self-advocates for the purpose of inspiring greater understanding, acceptance, and valuing of autism and neurodiversity. Each of the six principles has an accompanying resource which aims to help...

MyGrief.ca

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MyGrief.ca

From Canadian Virtual Hospice   “MyGrief.ca is an online resource to help people move through their grief from the comfort of their own home, at their own pace. It can help you understand your grief and approach some of the most difficult questions that may arise. It was developed by...

Anti-Oppressive Practice Toolkit

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Anti-Oppressive Practice Toolkit

From CICMH “The Anti-Oppressive Practice toolkit aims to help those who support students on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it intersects with mental health, and why it is important to embed anti-oppressive practices into our work on campus.”

2023 Edmonton Regional Gathering Report

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2023 Edmonton Regional Gathering Report

Held at Fiegel Conference Centre, MacEwan University on March 6, 2023, the meeting was attended by 22 participants from 9 Alberta campuses and 2 community organizations. 37% were new HCA community members.

2023 Online Regional Gathering Report

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2023 Online Regional Gathering Report

Held online through the Zoom platform on January 24, 2023, the regional gathering was attended by 22 participants from 10 Alberta campuses and 1 community organization. 47% were new HCA community members.

Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health

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Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health

From Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) “Canada’s Guidance on Alcohol and Health provides evidence-based advice on alcohol to support people in making informed decisions about their health. The guidance is based on the latest research on alcohol-related risks and replaces Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines (LRDGs) issued...

Trauma-Informed Practice: Resources for Alberta Post-Secondary Settings

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Trauma-Informed Practice: Resources for Alberta Post-Secondary Settings

Developed by the Healthy Campus Alberta team, in consultation with HCA community members from Mount Royal University and University of Calgary   Those in helping roles related to post-secondary student mental health will inevitably find trauma implicated in their work. Trauma-informed practice is an approach that can provide knowledge and...

BP-Net Best Practices Guide

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BP-Net Best Practices Guide

From BP-Net “The Best Practices Guide is a new national initiative by The Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Education (BP-Net).  As foundational initiatives such as the National Standard and Okanagan Charter highlight the importance of incorporating evidence-based practices, the Guide outlines a process and framework to categorize student mental...

2022 Calgary Regional Gathering Report

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2022 Calgary Regional Gathering Report

Held at Macdonald Hall, SAIT on November 29, 2022, the Calgary Regional Gathering was attended by 26 participants from 8 Alberta campuses and 2 community organizations. 71% were new HCA community members.

Campus Mental Health Action Tracker

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Campus Mental Health Action Tracker

“The Campus Mental Health Action Tracker is a new, online tool to help post-secondary institutions align with the National Standard for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. It is a practical, user-friendly way to collaboratively assess and document policies, programs, and practices, and track progress over time.  The Tracker was...