The Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network was initiated in the spring of 2016 by individuals from the University of British Columbia, University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University who led the development of the Okanagan Charter and were involved in planning the 2015 International Conference on Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.
The purpose of the Network is to engage higher education institutions to advance the health promoting universities and colleges movement within Canada. Similar networks are already active in other regions of the world including the UK, New Zealand, Germany, Iberoamerica. The establishment of a Canadian network is supported by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
A Committee has formed to build the Canadian Network, create awareness about and advance the Okanagan Charter, and catalyze action for the creation of healthy and sustainable campus communities. Committee membership includes representation from most provinces by individuals from diverse positions within higher education, embodying Charter principles for campus-wide and whole system approaches.
List of Committee Members
|James Sanford||Acadia University||Executive Director of Student Services|
|Alison Shaw||FlipSide Sustainability||Founder and Principal|
|Tanya Miller||Health Minds | Healthy Campuses||Knowledge Exchange and Social Learning Coordinator|
|Danielle Stewart Smith||Healthy Campus Alberta||Healthy Campus Coordinator|
|Peter Cornish||Memorial University||Director of Student Health, Wellness and Counselling|
|Kandi McElary||Mount Royal University||Director of Wellness|
|Juannittah Kamera||Ryerson University||Health Promotion Programs Coordinator|
|Alisa Stanton||Simon Fraser University||Health Promotion Specialist|
|Tara Black||Simon Fraser University||Associate Director of Health Promotion|
|Matt Dolf (Chair)||University of British Columbia||Director, Strategic Support, UBC Wellbeing|
|Casey Hamilton||University of British Columbia||Campus Health Facilitator|
|Cheryl Washburn||University of British Columbia||Director, Counselling Services|
|Suzanne McIntosh||University of Lethbridge||Manager Wellness & Recognition|
|Chad London||University of Saskatchewan||Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Kinesiology|
|Melissa Horan||University of Guelph||Wellness@Work Coordinator, Human Resources|
|Charlotte Lombardo||University of Toronto||Program Director of Health Promotion Program, School of Public Health|