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The Power of Dialogue: Changing Campus Culture

Posted on December 7th, 2018

This webinar explores how dialogue is able to bring about change in how we understand and interact with each other and why this is so important in addressing complex issues on campuses today. Designed to support the Changing the Culture of Substance Use project, this webinar will nonetheless...

Focusing on fentanyl

Posted on October 16th, 2018

If you party, plan ahead.

This resource was designed to help campus members understand the risks that students may encounter at parties, on-campus or off, in order to help students mitigate their risk in a realistic and responsible way. We encourage you to use this...

Promoting Health Literacy: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 18th, 2018

This is the third in a series of discussion papers reflecting on a health promotion framework for policy initiatives that bear on substance use. This paper explores developing capacity to manage health by attending to culture, engaging in holistic drug education and intervening to encourage...

Building Community: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 18th, 2018

This is the second in a series of discussion papers reflecting on a health promotion framework for policy initiatives that bear on substance use. Various policies that make no explicit reference to substance use can have a significant impact. This paper takes up the critical area of enhancing...

A Framework for Thought and Action: Substance Use Policy on Campus

Posted on May 18th, 2018

This is the first in a series of discussion papers that offer and apply a potential framework for guiding thought and action on substance use policy. Readers are encouraged to carefully consider and discuss the broad theoretical perspective of the frame, and then reflect with colleagues...

CMHA BC endorses the Okanagan Charter

Posted on November 14th, 2017

A year after six Canadian campuses were the first to adopt the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges (the Charter), four leading organizations endorsed it.

The Canadian Association of College and University Student...

A guide to peer support programs on post-secondary campuses: Ideas and considerations

Posted on September 28th, 2017

Peer support for mental health is an area of interest for many post-secondary institutions across British Columbia. Campus members have implemented, and continue to implement, unique programs offering students a variety of services and supports that connect them with a community of their...

Do2GetThru video

Posted on July 18th, 2017

Do2GetThru is a project at Camosun College in Victoria, BC, that explores the culture of substance use on campus. Since Camosun College is a commuter campus, the landscape around substance use is different from that of many other post-secondary institutions with...

Measuring impact

Posted on July 1st, 2017

SUMMIT 2017: Jennifer Alsop, Research Analyst at Community Action Initiative, and Sara Pedersen, Program Director with The Rossy Family Foundation, presented an overview of initial and iterative evaluation approaches and the importance of accountability requirements. Jennifer and Sara also...

Stories of change: The value of qualitative evaluation through narrative

Posted on July 1st, 2017

Change Dialogue #2 at SUMMIT 2017: A panel of recent and current post-secondary students weighed in on ways in which campuses have been effective in supporting student mental health and fostering an environment of well-being. Meredith Graham, Child and Youth Care Counselling Student at Douglas...

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