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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...

Community Cooking Workshops

Posted on April 4th, 2018

This promising practice is an initiative offered by Simon Fraser University (SFU) to international undergraduate and graduate students. It relates SFU’s experience in providing community cooking workshops and offers suggestions on why and how other post-secondary institutions might host...

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...

Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses 2017 SUMMIT Snapshot Report

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Re-visit and reflect on the two-day event that saw 194 attendees from 23 post-secondary institutions across BC and beyond explore mental health strategy development and evaluation. This Snapshot Report provides an overview of the Summit’s speakers, workshops,...

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...