Workshop 2 – Building supportive, safe, and inclusive post-secondary environments
February 25th at 1pm - 3pm ET
Join this workshop with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to continue learning about the new National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. In this session, participants will consider aspects of the Standard that provide guidance to institutions to create supportive, safe, and inclusive post-secondary environments for everyone in their community.
This session will explore ideas for developing, designing, and influencing the mental health strategies and frameworks at your institution. One aspect of such strategies or frameworks is the creation of supportive, safe, and inclusive environments; all members of the post-secondary community play an important role in building an institutional culture that is conducive to student mental health, well-being, and success.
At the end of this session, participants will have:
- Explored the elements that enable a supportive, safe, and inclusive learning environment,
- Learned about practical examples and supportive resources that are available, and
- Some of the latest tactics and innovative ways institutions have adapted during the pandemic to strive towards providing a supportive and safe learning environment for all.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), in collaboration with CSA Group (a global leader in standards development), has championed the development of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students. This voluntary Standard is the first of its kind in the world; it builds on the exceptional work of Canada’s post-secondary institutions and seeks to inspire further actions through principle-led approaches. The MHCC has also designed a Starter Kit to support post-secondary institutions as they begin aligning with the Standard.