Connect - Learn - Share: Wellness Summit 2016

Alberta Campus Mental Health Innovation (ACMHI) supports student-led mental health initiatives in an effort to build healthy campuses. With initiatives across 16 campuses in 36 communities, ACMHI is reaching over 136,000 students through anti-stigma campaigns, awareness workshops, peer-support services, and more.

ACMHI will be hosting its first Wellness Summit on January 29 & 30, 2016 at Lister Centre, University of Alberta. Students, campus practitioners and community partners will come together to workshop solutions and participate in opportunities to share experiences, connect and strengthen partnerships, and coordinate integrated planning for healthy campuses across Alberta. 

This summit will feature a keynote lecture by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and insights from student leaders on innovative mental health initiatives across the province. Through interactive and informative sessions, this summit will inspire and promote meaningful discussion around the current state of mental health services on campuses in Alberta, fostering opportunities to 'Connect, Learn, Share' and providing building blocks for the creation of the Alberta Post-Secondary Mental Health and Addiction Community of Practice. 

Opportunities to get involved:

Call for Proposals: Student leaders can now submit proposals for the opportunity to share their work with Wellness Summit attendees through a 15-minute presentation. Please check out the Call for Proposals tab for a planning template, criteria and submission guidelines.

Knowledge Market Participation: Organizations and student leaders will have the opportunity to share information about their initiatives and work as it relates to post-secondary mental health and addiction. To participate in the Knowledge Market, please fill out the form located in the Knowledge Market tab.

Travel Bursaries: To cover the cost of travel, we are offering travel bursaries for students. Please make sure to fill out the travel bursary application under Travel & Transportation and email relevant receipts to jessica@albertastudents.ca.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • Travel Bursary application (with receipts submitted via email): December 4, 2015

  • Proposals for Student Presentations: December 11, 2015

  • Registration, Knowledge Market & Hotel Room Booking: January 6, 2016