Okanagan Charter

A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION FOR HEALTH PROMOTING UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES

Health promoting universities and colleges1 transform the health and sustainability of our current and future societies, strengthen communities and contribute to the well-being of people, places and the planet.

SHARED ASPIRATIONS

Health promoting universities and colleges infuse health into everyday operations, business practices and academic mandates. By doing so, health promoting universities and colleges enhance the success of our institutions; create campus cultures of compassion, well-being, equity and social justice; improve the health of the people who live, learn, work, play and love on our campuses; and strengthen the ecological, social and economic sustainability of our communities and wider society.