Capilano University 11th Canadian post-secondary institution to adopt Okanagan Charter

Posted on May 10th, 2018

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Capilano University joined 10 other Canadian universities by signing the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.

The Okanagan Charter provides post-secondary institutions with a framework to participate in the healthy campuses movement, prompt dialogue and conduct research to expand networks and mobilize action for health in all university policies, practices and academic mandates.

The Charter emanated from the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.

Signatories are to provide transformative education, engage student voices, develop new knowledge and understanding, lead by example and advocate to decision makers for the benefit of society.

By signing the agreement, Capilano University is committing to promoting and supporting well-being across its campus communities and embedding well-being and sustainability into all academic, strategic and operational plans. 

In the short-term, CapU will create a strategy to embed well-being into all aspects of campus culture. For the longer term, CapU will implement its well-being strategy and lead health promotion and collaboration both locally and globally.

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