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Pre-Summit Workshop Registration
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As part of the upcoming Summit we are pleased to be organizing pre-Summit workshops that will take place on Thursday, March 10, from 1:00pm – 5pm.

Location: Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver

The cost to register for one of these workshops is $50 for Summit Attendees and $75 for non-Summit Attendees.
There is also a student rate available for $10.
Register for a Pre-Summit Workshop

Deadline to Register:

Monday March 7th, 2016

Register for the 2-day Summit

Overview of Pre-Summit Workshops

Please note that the workshops will be running concurrently, so please select one of the two


Implementing the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Applying a Whole Campus Approach for All

This workshop will concretely explore the National Standard and the 13 factors of psychological health and safety. Participants will be introduced to the National Standard with an overview of its rationale, purpose and key features. Guidance will be provided on how to navigate the Standard and practical resources to support the creation of mentally healthy workplaces will be shared (e.g. resources around assessing where your campus is at and taking action). There will be focused consideration of the unique context post-secondary staff and faculty are operating in, as well as how human resource efforts can connect with student services initiatives and together foster healthy campus communities. Finally, there will be an exploration of how campus stakeholders can gain buy-in from leadership to invest in psychological health and safety. 
The workshop will include an opportunity for participants to discuss challenges, share successes and learn from each other’s experiences in the campus setting.  
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Managers, Directors, Deans and other Administrators who oversee staff teams
  • Mental Health Strategy / Healthy Campus Leads
  • Students interested in the National Standard and Workplace Mental Health


Evaluation of Settings and Whole Systems Approaches -- How do you know that your campus initiatives are making a difference?


This workshop will engage participants in addressing the question – how do you know that your campus initiatives are making a difference?

Cultivating a culture of well-being on campus and taking a systemic approach to mental health and substance use requires multiple initiatives, at multiple levels. It means shifting culture, policies and conditions, and ultimately changing complex systems. The “outcomes” of these change efforts are often not immediate and attribution can be a challenge.

This workshop will create an opportunity to explore what you can measure and what techniques and methods can be used to evaluate your impact.

  • Practitioners and Administrators working in Student Services
  • Institutional Research Department Members
  • Stakeholders responsible for key performance indicators 
  • Instructors/Researchers from related Faculties/Departments
  • Student Leaders and Students Studying Evaluation 
Register for a Pre-Summit Workshop
Background Information on the National Standard
The vision for a psychologically healthy and safe workplace is one that actively works to prevent harm to worker psychological health, including in negligent, reckless, or intentional ways, and promotes psychological well-being. This voluntary Standard has been developed to help organizations strive towards this vision as part of an ongoing process of continual improvement.
Psychological health and safety is embedded in the way people interact with one another on a daily basis and is part of the way working conditions and management practices are structured and the way decisions are made and communicated. While there are many factors external to the workplace that can impact psychological health and safety, this Standard addresses those psychological health and safety aspects within the control, responsibility, or influence of the workplace that can have an impact within, or on, the workforce.
For an overview of the National Standard, please click here >>>


Program-at-a-Glance Cover

View the Program-at-a-Glance for an overview of Summit 2016 

2-Day Summit
Friday March 11— Saturday March 12

Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue 
580 W Hasting Street, Vancouver
(Seymour Street Courtyard Entrance)

Pre-Summit Workshops
Thursday March 10th in the afternoon

Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver
645 Howe Street

The Venue

The Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue is located at 580 W Hastings Street in Vancouver (Seymour Street Courtyard Entrance).

The "UN-style" plenary space at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue has 154 seats. Designed to support the kind of active engagement that is a cornerstone of our Summits, the venue is an ideal fit but means we have a registration limit this year. 

Summit Accommodations

The Metropolitan Hotel is a unique boutique-style hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, only a 7 minute walk from the Summit venue. The hotel has a limited number of rooms available.    

To make a reservation, phone 604-687-1122 or toll free 1-800-667-2300 or email your request to:

Mention "Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit 2016" when booking by phone or email.
Special thank you to our Summit Funders and Annual Sponsor
Funders: BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services | BC Ministry of Health, Annual Sponsor: BC Post-Secondary Counsellors' Association
  We are also grateful for the additional financial support provided by the Rossy Family Foundation.
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