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SUMMIT 2017: Strategies for Systemic Change & Measuring Impact

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Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6


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Dates: April 3 & 4

Venue: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver BC

Accomodations: The Metropolitan Hotel*


If your chosen ticket type is sold out, please email healthy.campuses@cmha.bc.ca to be added to the waitlist. Please include the ticket type you are interested in, along with your name, institution and contact information. If additional tickets become available, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the opportunity to register.

Summit Overview

On April 3rd and 4th, campus stakeholders from across British Columbia will come together to mobilize collective action in pursuit of campus mental health and healthier relationships with substances.

Summit 2017, Ideas to Action: Strategies for Systemic Change & Measuring Impact, will take place in downtown Vancouver and feature an array of speakers, social learning activities, and networking opportunities aimed to inspire innovation and action.


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Program Description

Plenary Dialogue

During plenary sessions, participants will hear from innovative thought leaders and change-makers who are advancing a vision of mentally healthy campus communities. Plenary sessions will identify current challenges and pratical solutions through panel discussions with senior administrators and student leaders, as well as action-oriented keynote speakers. Workshops will focus on developing systemic strategies for change, implementing evaulation measures, and taking stock of success.

Concurrent Sessions & Pop-up Market

In addition to insightful plenary panels and lively dialogue sessions, delegates will take part in a "Consultancy Café" and have the opportunity for knowledge exchange at the "Pop-up Market for Culture Change". The purpose of the Café is to leverage experience and expertise from across the province to develop and refine mental health strategies of select campuses and generate cross-learning. This series of workshops will address the spectrum of strategy development from assessing the readiness of a campus, to drafting a framework, to overcoming obstacles in implementation.

Additional concurrent sessions will focus on the intersection of food and substance use, Indigenous perspectives, and sexualized violence policies.

During the "Pop-up Market for Culture Change" delegates will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of promising pratices for Changing the Culture of Substance Use and hear from other stakeholders about what has worked well on their campus.

Networking and Social Events

Summit delegates will be invited to attend an evening film screening, featuring Burnt Pages, a short film that investigates the realties of mental health and substance use among youth. The screening will be preceded by a reception and followed by a panel discussion.


After an abundance of postive feedback, we're pleased to confirm that Summit 2017 will again be held at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in downtown Vancouver.

This venue is structured to facilitate dialogue and enhance interaction through its circular seating arrangement. The building itself is a unique meeting place complete with stunning architecture, natural light and state-of-the-art technology.


The Metropolitan Hotel has provided us with an outstanding rate. This unique boutique-style hotel is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, only a seven-minute walk from the Summit venue.

The special rate for conference delegates is $139.00 (plus tax) per room, per night.

To take advantage of this rate, please mention "Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses Summit 2017" when booking. You will have the choice of a Deluxe Room, Luxury King or Juniour Suite.

Bookings must be recieved by March 15, 2017 to guarantee the group rate.

Phone: 604.687.1122 or toll free 1.800.667.2300

Email: reservations@van.metropolitan.com

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