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!
Tools and Resources
Post-Traumatic Growth: How Trauma Shapes our Priorities in Work & Life
Events Date: May 18, 2022 / 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Join the HCA community at this workshop, developed and presented by Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW. “Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG) is a term used is psychology to describe the phenomenon of positive change that people can experience in the wake of a negative experience or trauma. Signs that PTG has occurred include a greater...
National Standard Discussion Group: Spring 2022 Edition
Webinars Date: May 11, 2022 / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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...
Cannabis & Mental Health
From the Schizophrenia Society of Canada’s project Cannabis & Psychosis, YouthREX, and The Mental Health Commission of Canada, with funding from Health Canada “Building on the strengths of each partner, centering lived experience, and amplifying youth voice, we have created an engaging online curriculum featuring a diverse range of media,...
National Roundtable on Post-Secondary Mental Health
Events Date: May 5, 2022
Hosted by the Canadian Association of College & University Student Services “Amidst the challenging backdrop of COVID-19, post-secondary campuses – whether big or small, rural or urban – are continuing to build on their commitment to support their students’ optimal mental health and well-being. Many are gaining insights and guidance...
What is Peer Support? A Campus-Community Approach
Webinars Date: April 20, 2022 / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
What is peer support? How can peer support contribute to mental health on our campuses and in our communities? As peer support programming becomes increasingly relevant in our campus contexts, there is an opportunity to collectively understand local journeys towards effective, evidence-based peer support. Join us for an interactive webinar...
HCA 2022 Wellness Summit
Events Date: June 14 - 16, 2022 / 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Registration closed on June 8th. We look forward to seeing you at the Summit! The Wellness Summit is an annual event for the HCA Community of Practice to gather to learn, share and celebrate the work being done across the province to strengthen post-secondary mental health and wellness. Rooted in...
PEP-AH Alcohol Intersections Webinar 2: Alcohol and Mental Health: Students in Recovery
Events Date: March 22, 2022
Hosted by PEP-AH (Post-Secondary Education Partnership – Alcohol Harms) “We are proud to present an exciting new webinar series for 2022. Alcohol is a driving factor in many negative outcomes for students. Join us in exploring the intersections between alcohol and sexual violence, mental health and other issues. We’ll also...
2nd International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium
Events Date: May 12, 2022
Hosted by the Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network “This event will be 100% virtual and held on Zoom. About half of the event will be interactive conversations and working sessions. The event is free for students and CAD$50 for everyone else. Building on the success of the 2019 event in...
Intersecting Approaches to Student Wellness and Accessibility Services
Webinars Date: April 6, 2022 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Post-secondary students are increasingly seeking supports for their mental health needs and their accommodation/accessibility needs – and often both. In this collaborative webinar, we are welcoming the Healthy Campus Alberta (HCA) and the Post-Secondary Accessibility and Disability Resource Association – Alberta (PADRA) communities to explore approaches at the intersection of...
Student Food Insecurity and the Impacts on Mental Health
Webinars Date: February 16, 2022 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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
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
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....