The Best Practices Network in Canadian Higher Education (BP-Net) is thrilled to announce a new webinar series coming in 2024: Advancing Decolonization and Indigenization in Post-Secondary Student Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Conversation Series.

Please save the date and join us for a national conversation on how post-secondary institutions can advance their decolonization efforts.

Over the course of one year, colleges, universities, health agencies, consortiums, and associations from across Canada will present on emerging and promising practices and knowledge. By sharing our efforts and learning from each other, we hope to start a supportive conversation that will help us all advance, together.

This virtual conversation series is free to attend and is open to everyone. Please contact us at info@bp-net.ca. if you would like to present your institution’s efforts.

Register for Each Session Below! 

 

Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Indigenous Cultural Competency Policy and Tools – Building the Knowledge and Abilities to Work with Indigenous Peoples

Presenters: Kimberley Resch, Indigenous Relations Team, Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Division, The Public Health Agency of Canada

Christine Evans, Indigenous Relations Team, Intergovernmental and Indigenous Affairs Division, The Public Health Agency of Canada

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Friday, March 22nd, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Decolonizing our Counselling Services: Study Group and Brave Space Agreement

Presenters: Amy Kheong, Executive Director of Counselling and Wellness, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, BC

Johnny Liu, Clinical Counsellor, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, BC

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Decolonizing Services at Assiniboine Community College 

Presenters: Kris Desjarlais, Director of Indigenous Affairs, Assiniboine Community College, MB

Mireille Saurette, Wellness Advisor, Learning Commons, Assiniboine Community College, MB

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Advancing Decolonization and Indigenization at UBC Counselling Services

Presenters: Renée Avitan, MSW, RCSW, Associate Director, Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing, The University of British Columbia, BC

Kirby Huminuik, Registered Psychologist, Director, Counselling Services, The University of British Columbia, BC

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

ᐊᐧᐦᑯᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ Wahkohtowin: Honoring Indigenous Approaches for Student Mental Health and Wellness Services

Presenters: Jocelyn Orb, Director, Student Wellness Centre, University of Saskatchewan, SK

seapieces marsland, Indigenous Counsellor, Student Wellness Centre, University of Saskatchewan, SK

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2024 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET

Dr.’s Bag and Medicine Pouch: An Opportunity to have a Reciprocal Mental Health Care Approach in Canada 

Presenter: Tyler Twaroswski, Director of Services, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

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Thursday, September 19th, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Decolonizing Mental Health and Counselling Services at John Abbott College (JAC)

Presenters: Meaghan Blake, Chairperson, Psychological and Career Counselling, John Abbott College, QC

Daniel Beaulieu, Psychologist, Psychological and Career Counselling, John Abbott College, QC

Kim Martin, Dean of Indigenous Education, John Abbott College, QC

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Wednesday, November 6th, 2024 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Supervisors Are Not Cops: Abolitionist and Decolonizing Practices in Psychological Training and Mentorship 

Presenter: Jeffrey Ansloos, Associate Professor of Indigenous Health and Social Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), The University of Toronto, ON

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Past Sessions:

Thursday, January 25th, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

How We Are Moving from an Institutional Indigenous Strategic Plan to a Directorate Action Plan

Presenter: Gaya Arasaratnam, Director, Wellbeing and Accessibility Services, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, BC

Download the Presentation Slides for Moving from an Institutional Indigenous Strategic Plan to a Directorate Action Strategic Plan (PDF)

 

More details will be shared ahead of each month’s session. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at info@bp-net.ca.