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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...

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...

Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach

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Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach

“This guide outlines a framework for addressing student mental health in post-secondary institutions. It is the result of a commitment undertaken by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to strengthen student mental health. Another product of that commitment, Mental...

NCHA-II Web Spring 2016 Alberta Canada Reference Group Executive Summary

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NCHA-II Web Spring 2016 Alberta Canada Reference Group Executive Summary

From the American College Health Association (ACHA) “The ACHA-NCHA II supports the health of the campus community by fulfilling the academic mission, supporting short- and long-term healthy behaviours, and gaining a current profile of health trends within the campus community.” Excerpt from pg. 1 of summary