Below is a list of definitions of key terms that are used throughout the application process. Appendix B in the Submission Guide provides a comprehensive list of definitions and their sources.
Indigenous: The terms “Indigenous” and “Aboriginal” are used interchangeably to refer to the original inhabitants of Canada and their descendants including First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples as defined in Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act, 1982. The term “Indigenous” is used in this application process.
Practice: In this application, practice refers to, but is not limited to, a program, service, strategy, or framework that supports post-secondary student mental health. Other types of materials or resources will be considered (e.g., toolkits, curriculum, etc.).
Ways Tried and True: Refers to successful practices implemented in First Nations, Inuit and Métis contexts to address local challenges. Success is measured not only by effectiveness, but also by how the intervention was designed and carried out.