Campus Health and Wellbeing
College of the Rockies recently completed a Campus Health and Wellbeing Framework as the first step for developing and implementing an institution-wide strategic plan to become a health-promoting post-secondary institution. The Framework commits the College to formally adopting the Okanagan Charter (2015), International Charter for Health Promoting Colleges and Universities, as well as the Canadian National Standards for ‘Mental Health and Well-being for Post-secondary Students’ (2020).
Adoption of the Okanagan Charter
Guided by the Okanagan Charter, our college community will contribute to the wellbeing of people, places, and the planet. We will work with our partners and community members to become a leading college in promoting health and wellbeing.
We will apply a holistic ‘settings approach’ framework to supporting students and staff, focused on the physical, social, learning and working environments and support the two calls to action for higher education institutions:
- Embed health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academic mandates.
- Lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.
Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Mini-Grant Pilot – Apply Now!
We are accepting Health and Wellbeing Mini-grant Applications from students.
Funding is available to help make your wellbeing idea a reality!
Submit your creative idea proposal by filling out the Mental Health and Wellbeing Mini-Grant application form.
We encourage projects to:
- Foster greater resilience and wellbeing
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Advance student wellbeing in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion
- Increase peer-to-peer support
- De-stigmatize mental health issues
Typically, grants are awarded in the amounts of $500 dollars. Depending on the idea and scale of the event, we are also open to considering larger or smaller options if the proposal is strong.