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Here, you will find all of the Tools and Resources that we have shared on our site. You can use the pages to explore them or use the search bar above to look for something specific. We have also sorted the tools and resources into three categories: Framework & Strategies, Initiatives, Training, and Tools, and Healthy Campus Alberta Information. Is there a resource that you would like to see shared here? Please let us know!

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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...

HCA Design Team Terms of Reference

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HCA Design Team Terms of Reference

Purpose: The Healthy Campus Alberta Community of Practice strives to create an inclusive, collaborative, and community-integratedapproach to mental health and wellness.  This will be achieved through accessible and sustainable program ideas, sharing best practices and research, and fostering a culture of support and compassion for all post-secondary institutions across Alberta, al...

Healthy Campus Alberta Community of Practice Charter

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Healthy Campus Alberta Community of Practice Charter

Introduction There has been an increasing amount of attention given in recent years to the mental health and wellbeing of post-secondary students. Recent data demonstrates a large number of students are experiencing mental health problems, with many students reporting high levels of psychological distress, emotional difficulties and substance misuse (American...

HCA Community Meeting Summary Brief

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HCA Community Meeting Summary Brief

“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...

HCA 2018 Connections Summit Community Report

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HCA 2018 Connections Summit Community Report

The first ever HCA Connections Summit was held in partnership with the University of Alberta on November 8, 2018. The Summit was planned by an Advisory Committee of post-secondary, community and government representatives from across the province of Alberta.  Following the overall theme of Connections, we gathered to collaborate, celebrate campus approaches and...

HCA 2018 Wellness Summit Community Report

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HCA 2018 Wellness Summit Community Report

The Healthy Campus Alberta Wellness Summit is our annual flagship event.  Held June 11 & 12, 2018 at the University of Calgary.  Community members from across the province joined together to collaborate, connect and celebrate around the theme of Transitions.

HCA 2017 Wellness Summit Community Report

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HCA 2017 Wellness Summit Community Report

“June 20, 2017 represented a rich opportunity to connect with like-minded people across the province committed to the vision of “creating caring campus communities across the province of Alberta”.  The summit topic was Building Resilient Campus Communities. Healthy Campus Alberta is a community of practice drawn together by a common passion for health...

Okanagan Charter

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Okanagan Charter

From the International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION FOR HEALTH PROMOTING UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES “Health promoting universities and colleges 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...

Generic Pledge Adoption of Okanagan Charter

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Generic Pledge Adoption of Okanagan Charter

From the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges A Transformative Vision “Health and wellbeing promoting universities and colleges 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. Statement of Adoption...