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Renewal of the Campus Mental Health Strategy

Since 2015, the Campus Mental Health Strategy (CMHS) has existed as a bold commitment to the importance of mental health and well-being of our university family. Now our strategy is ready to renew its vision of building a community of caring. Help us reassess, resource and recommit to the well-being of our campus community. 

Road Map to Renewal

Process evaluation

A process evaluation helped the CMHS better understand if existing program and strategy goals were met. A survey was distributed to 55 individuals involved with the strategy, and an additional 14 semi-structured interviews were also conducted. Strengths, needs and recommendations were developed and presented at Collaborations for Change, a new bi-annual conference on post-secondary mental health.


External review

Academic leaders from across Canada and the U.S. reviewed background documentation and interviewed a broad range of stakeholders in an external review of the strategy. A report was prepared that summarized findings and observations, providing high-level recommendations for the CMHS.

Student, staff and faculty data

Recent survey data on mental health and well-being concerns of staff, faculty, students and postdoctoral scholars is analyzed to further inform the renewal of the strategy. Right now, we’re conducting an anonymous and confidential survey to evaluate staff and faculty mental health and well-being.