University of Calgary

Creating a Provincial Post-Secondary Mental Health Strategy Wellness Summit

Date: June 2-3, 2014

Location: Rozsa Centre, Dining Centre, University of Calgary

Description of Conference:

In 2013, the University of Calgary received limited term funding from Alberta Health for mental health/addiction programming. Included in this program plan is an annual conference that provides a forum for provincial-level dialogue and health-related discussion and allows for the development of a provincial mental health and addictions strategy. The goal of the 2014 Summit is to launch the development of a provincial healthy campus strategy and action plan.  Summit dates are June 2- 3, 2014 located at the University of Calgary.

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Call for presentations:

The call for presentations is now closed.

Registration is now closed

Location information:

The Wellness Summit will take place at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta.

The conference will occur in multiple locations on campus - the Alberta Room in the Dining Centre and the CIBC Hub room, the Scotia Bank Milling Area, the Evans Room and the Husky Oil Great Hall in the Rozsa Centre.  Please see the tentative schedule below for locations for each event.

Hotel info and registration info:

1) Hotel Alma, located on campus.  The following rates and rooms are available to attendees, subject to availability.

$139/night - Eurostyle Standard Room

$139/night - Two bedroom Summer Apartments at Alma

Please refer to the group name when reserving your room: Mental Health Summit

Please note that reservation requests need to be called in, faxed or e-mailed to the Reservation department.

There is no option currently available for on-line bookings for groups.

A major credit card must be provided by each guest to guarantee the reservation. This credit card will only be used for one night’s room and tax, should the guest cancel less than 48 hours prior to arrival or fails to arrive for the reservation.

Phone: 403.220.3203


2) Motel Village, located about 10-15 minute walk from campus

Click here for a listing of hotels near the University of Calgary.

Conference Program: 

Tentative Schedule (subject to change): Download here.


Information on Keynote & Speaker:

Title: Designing Healthy Campus Communities: Moving from Vision to Action

Speaker: Jonny Morris, MA
Director, Public Policy, Research, and Provincial Programs, CMHA BC



The conversation about campus mental health at a national level is changing. Colleges, universities, and institutes across Canada are dialoguing about the ways in which campuses can be designed to promote the mental health of students, and more broadly support health for all. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA BC Division), in partnership with the Centre for Addictions Research of BC have supported campus mental health efforts in BC since 2004, stewarding a vibrant learning community, Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses, launched in 2008. Campuses from BC have worked together, learned together, and acted together to move from the vision of healthy campus communities - to the reality of healthier campus communities. This work has helped to seed or influence work in communities and regions across Canada. At the national level, the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, working in partnership with CMHA, recently launched a groundbreaking resource titled Post-Secondary Mental Health: A systemic approach, which has further advanced national dialogue and action focused on campus mental health.


This address will invite you in to the Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses community, and you will be taken on a tour of the learning and planning well underway. You will have the opportunity to learn about national leadership in this area and how campuses and their communities are moving from vision to action.


BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, the BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information, and the BC Ministry of Health all provide funding and support for Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses.



Jonny Morris is the Director, Public Policy, Research, and Provincial Programs at the Canadian Mental Health Association, B.C. 

A key part of his portfolio includes the Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses initiative, which focuses on promoting mental health and minimizing harmful substance use amongst post-secondary students. Jonny stewarded the Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses community of practice from 2008-12.

Since moving into a new role at CMHA B.C., Jonny has supported the development of national post-secondary mental health activities, working in partnership with the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services, the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health in Ontario, and college, universities, and institutes in provinces across Canada.

He brings a research and practice background focused on youth suicide prevention and he completed his applied training at Counselling Services at the University of Victoria. Currently he teaches in the undergraduate UVic Child and Youth Care program.

For conference information, please contact:

Debbie Bruckner 403-210-8904 or or

Adriana Tulissi 403-220-5451 or


This conference is funded by Alberta Health through the University of Calgary's Student Mental Health/Addictions Initiative

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