Canadian universities and colleges are joining an international movement to create health promoting institutions of higher learning through activation of the Okanagan Charter.

 

A health promoting university uses a ‘whole organization’ approach to embed health, wellbeing and sustainable development into the ethos, culture, policies and daily processes of the universityDavies and Hall, 2011

 

In Canada, ten universities to date have formally adopted the Charter. Others are invited to join by October 31, 2017 to be part of the next wave of Canadian campuses to adopt the Charter.

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