Canadian Mental Health Consortia
Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network
Initiated in 2016, the Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network
aims to engage higher education institutions to advance the health-promoting universities and colleges movement within Canada.
Centre for Campus Innovation in Mental Health
The Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is a partnership project involving Colleges Ontario
, the Council of Ontario Universities
, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance
, the College Student Alliance
and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division
. CICMH aims to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance their capacity to support student mental health and well-being. CICMH’s stakeholders include Ontario’s post-secondary mental health service providers and partners, specifically, student services, counselling, accessibility, health, faculty, administration, student leaders and community partners.
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses BC
Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses (HM|HC) is a province-wide community of practice (CoP) comprised of a group of people in British Columbia who share the common goal of promoting mental health and healthier relationships with alcohol and other psychoactive substances at post-secondary institutions. HM|HC stakeholders include students, campus professionals, faculty, administrators, and community partners. The HM|HC initiative is driven by CoP members and a strong focus on meaningful connections and knowledge exchange. HM|HC value local wisdom in combination with evidence-based practices and encourage innovation across the full matrix of action and research—including empowering people, providing services and supports, and modifying environmental structures and conditions.
In recognition of the complex, interrelated factors that influence mental health and the harms related to substance use HM|HC applies a socioecological lens that identifies multiple strategies at multiple levels. With this wider lens, HM|HC has gone from a focus on individuals, illnesses, and problems to a focus on settings, contexts, and health promotion.
Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms
The Postsecondary Education Partnership — Alcohol Harms (PEP-AH) is comprised of a group of universities and colleges from across Canada, partnered with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and Universities Canada.
PEP-AH is a network of campuses that have their own capacity for researching and fully understanding the drinking culture on campus, as well as the best practices to reduce harms. PEP-AH’s evidence-based framework guides members through a range of activities that, when undertaken simultaneously and continuously, work towards one goal: to reduce alcohol harms on campus.