Tools and Resources

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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Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

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Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health

Food insecurity on post-secondary campuses is a serious but overlooked issue. Studies have consistently shown rates of 30% to 40% of students experiencing food insecurity across Canadian post-secondary institutions, yet it is rarely talked about from an institutional perspective and often left for campus food banks to address. The mental...

Intersectional Approaches to Mental Health Education: A Facilitators Guide

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Intersectional Approaches to Mental Health Education: A Facilitators Guide

From the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office “This guide is designed to support mental health literacy education from a place of inclusion and diversity. It is made up of information obtained through literature review about the intersections between mental health and other aspects of identity such as gender, race and...

Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

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Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors

From BC Campus “A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors explores relationships between the institution, students, and Indigenous communities. These relationships are interconnected and are guided by shared values of Indigenization to both improve the educational and employment experiences of all students, faculty, and staff across the institution....

National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2022 Edition

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National Standard Discussion Group: Winter 2022 Edition

Are you working directly with the National Standard on an Alberta campus? You are invited to join HCA  to discuss your efforts with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students with other Alberta campuses. The HCA staff team will guide the discussion group with...

The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines

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The Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines

From Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction “Gambling involves playing a game of chance for money. If you gamble, the new Lower-Risk Gambling Guidelines show you how to lower the risks and harms associated with gambling. There are only three guidelines, but you should follow all three.”

MHCC A Standard for post-secondary mental health – One year later report

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MHCC A Standard for post-secondary mental health – One year later report

From Mental Health Commission of Canada “Since the Standard was released in October 2020, campuses across the country have started their implementation journey. While each journey looks different, there are many successes to celebrate during this year of rapid change.”

CACUSS Conference

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CACUSS Conference

Hosted by CACUSS “The 49th Annual CACUSS Conference is virtual! Our successful 2021 conference brought together over 1800 student affairs professionals from across Canada. The virtual format offers accessibility and affordability for presenters and participants to share best practices, research, procedures and programs related to student learning, success and wellness.”

Creating a Campus Suicide Prevention Framework

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Creating a Campus Suicide Prevention Framework

A suicide prevention strategy or framework can be one part of a whole-campus, systemic approach to promoting mental health and well-being. This webinar will review the process of developing and implementing a campus suicide prevention framework, getting buy-in from campus stakeholders, and integrating the framework into whole-campus strategies. Join us for...

HCA 2021 Community of Practice Meeting Community Report

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HCA 2021 Community of Practice Meeting Community Report

Held online on November 2, 2021, the meeting was attended by 33 participants from 12 Alberta campuses, 4 community organizations and 1 non- Alberta campus. 48% of those attending were new to HCA in the past year. We connected with one another, exchanged ideas and gathered input to inform the...

Virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

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Virtual Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Hosted by Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA Calgary)

National Standard Discussion Group: Fall 2021 Edition

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National Standard Discussion Group: Fall 2021 Edition

Are you working directly with the National Standard on an Alberta campus? You are invited to join HCA  to discuss your efforts with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students with other Alberta campuses. The HCA staff team will guide the discussion group with...

Coming Together as a Community of Practice: Results of the HCA 2021 Community Impact Survey

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Coming Together as a Community of Practice: Results of the HCA 2021 Community Impact Survey

In June 2021, we asked you, the Healthy Campus Alberta Community of Practice, how being engaged with HCA has impacted you. We heard you, and we are happy to share the results of the 2021 HCA Community Impact Survey. Review the responses from community members who completed the survey by...