Regional forums enable HM|HC members representing BC post-secondary campuses in a given area to get together formally (whether in-person, virtually or both) as a group. The purpose for these gatherings is to relate to and learn from each other around issues of shared interest in promoting mental well-being and healthier relationships with substances in our campus settings. Regional forums may be of varying feasible duration (e.g., within one day, or perhaps segments of connected days). They supplement other occasions for learning at larger HM|HC biennial summits and the shorter periodic online HM|HC Talks sessions.

 The HM|HC Support Team may inquire of particular campuses about possibly arranging and hosting a regional forum. However, local institutions are welcome to take the organizational lead right from the outset in approaching and partnering with fellow post-secondaries in their area to prepare for and conduct one. It will merit promotion as an HM|HC learning event if arranged in pursuit of HM|HC’s mission, as reflected in the event’s subject focus, its socio-ecological health promotion approach to that subject, the intended engagement of faculty, administration, services staff and student personnel from participating ​institutions, and use of dialogue to facilitate learning. The Support Team will be happy to help regional organizers in making a forum happen, with the understanding that aid with expenses may be modest (especially in an Apr. – Mar. fiscal year involving a Summit). To inquire about assistance in planning, promoting and holding a regional forum, please email the Support Team at [email protected].


Upcoming Regional Forums

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Past Regional Forums


March 2024

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses supported Selkirk College in holding a West Kootenays Regional Forum involving their own campuses (in Castlegar, Nelson, Trail and Grand Forks) on Mar. 11-12, 2024. The focus of the event was on student experience of well-being, the College’s support of mental health and ways to engage students better in campus life.

A hosted Dinner Party served as the central vehicle for facilitating conversation with participants around those aspects of particular inquiry. You can find a report on this forum here.

Selkirk College acknowledges its location on the traditional territories of the Sinixt (Lakes), the Syilx (Okanagan), the Ktunaxa and the Secwépemc (Shuswap) Peoples.  

March 2020

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses and Royal Roads University partnered to hold a Regional Forum on Vancouver Island (in Victoria) on March 12th, 2020 from 9:00am-4:30pm. The theme of the event was: Towards a More Inclusive Campus Community Culture on Mental Health.

This Regional Forum convened local campus stakeholders (e.g., students, student services professionals, community organizations) to discuss issues of concern in local contexts. It was hosted by Royal Roads University and HM|HC is very grateful for their generous support and partnership.

You can find a report of this forum here.

We would like to respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that the land of Royal Roads University is defined by the 1850 Douglas Treaty with the Teechamitsa people. Today, the Kwsepsum (Esquimalt), Lekwungen (Songhees), Scia’new (Beecher Bay) and T’Sou-ke (Sooke) First Nations have members who are descendants of the Teechamitsa.

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