Cultivating a Culture of Well-being: Changing the Culture of Substance Use

Posted on March 17th, 2016

This graphic recording was made during plenary dialogue at Summit 2016 exploring lessons learned from the Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project.  The session explored: “What is culture? How do we raise consciousness of culture? How do we identify cultures around substance...

Clearing the Air: Lower-Risk Cannabis Use on Campus

Posted on March 2nd, 2016

This is one in a series of resources meant to guide the development of specific tools to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community. This resource aims to dispel some of the haze.  It considers the...

Balancing our Thinking around Drinking: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Balancing our Thinking around Drinking: Low-Risk Alcohol Use on Campus is one in a series of resources meant to guide the development of specific tools to promote elements of a comprehensive approach to psychoactive substance use within a post-secondary institution’s community....

Promising Practice: Hosting a Dinner Basket Conversation on Substance Use

Posted on November 19th, 2015

Selkirk College has been hosting innovative dinner basket conversations related to substance use. This promising practice tool will help you organize a dinner basket conversation with guiding questions for facilitators, a reflection sheet for participants, recipes, and more!

A Guide for Promoting Healthier Residence Environments

Posted on October 20th, 2015

This guide is one in a series of resources intended to serve a comprehensive approach to promoting healthier relationships with alcohol and other substances in post-secondary settings. Grounded in evidence and theory, it features ideas and suggestions for supporting the creation of a healthier...

Promising Practice: TRU’s Drink with Class Initiative

Posted on October 20th, 2015

The Drink with Class initiative was inspired from Thompson Rivers University’s involvement in Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU), a project under Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses in British Columbia (BC). At Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Drink with Class has become a...

Understanding Substance Use

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This guide addresses substance use from a health promotion perspective.  Like food, sex and other “feel good” things in life, psychoactive substances (or drugs) change the way we feel. And just as food and sex help humans survive and thrive but can also get us into trouble—with our...

CCSU Snapshot Report

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This report provides an overview of what the Changing the Culture of Substance Use Project (CCSU) is all about. Included is a conceptual model that outlines the theory of change in the project. You can also get a better sense of what participating campuses have been working on to change...

Plant the Seeds and See What Grows: Education and Culture Change

Posted on January 20th, 2015

A short blog on how to use education to shift a culture of substance use on campus.

What Contributes to Our Success?

Posted on January 17th, 2015

A graphic recording from the Case Conference: “Diagnosing” a Healthy Campus Community (Panel Discussion) at Summit 2012. This plenary session was a ‘double flip’ on the traditional critical incident response team case conference whereby we will be shifting the gaze to the broader...

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