About the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (The Standard)

In collaboration with CSA Group (a global leader in standards development), the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), has championed the development of the Standard. The Standard is the first of its kind in the world, building on the exceptional work of Canada’s post-secondary institutions and seeks to inspire further actions through principle-led approaches. The standard is meant to promote and strengthen student mental health and well-being to support student success.


Getting Started

Interested in learning more about how the to get started with the National Standard? Here are a few key resources:

  • The MHCC has introduced a Starter Kit, with supportive resources for institutions to get started aligning their efforts with the Standard. Access the Starter Kit here.
  • Interested in learning how to identify the Mental Health and Well-being priorities on your campus? Learn more about the Canadian Campus Well-being Survey.


Implementing the Standard

Ready to implement the Standard? Learn more about resources and tools to help guide implementation


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