An introduction to the new National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group (a global leader in standards development), has championed the development of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students.  This voluntary Standard is the first of its kind in the world; it builds on the exceptional work of Canada’s post-secondary institutions and seeks to inspire further actions through principle-led approaches. The MHCC has also designed a Starter Kit to support post-secondary institutions as they begin aligning with the Standard.

During this session, attendees will be introduced the Standard, and learn about the available tools and resources to support their alignment with it (available through CORE, on the CSA Community). Followed by an engaging discussion aimed at giving members the space to connect and think-through important considerations related to implementation, and how the work they are already doing meets the guidelines of the Standard.

 

Speakers

Sandra Koppert

Director, Mental Health Advancement at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, has extensive experience in strategic planning, outreach and promotion, and stakeholder relations within the national non-profit health sector. For more than six years at MHCC, Sandra has developed strategies and led projects to promote awareness and facilitate action for psychological health and safety in workplaces across Canada. Sandra is now overseeing MHCC’s leadership in the development and promotion of a National Standard of Psychological Health and Safety for Post-Secondary Students.

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