The Network

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

Name Institution/Organization Position
James Sanford Acadia University Executive Director of Student Services
Tanya Miller Health Minds | Healthy Campuses Provincial 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
Rosie Dhaliwal Simon Fraser University Associate Director, Health Promotion
Alisa Stanton Simon Fraser University Health Promotion Specialist
Tara Black Simon Fraser University Director People Development
Matt Dolf (Chair) University of British Columbia Director, Strategic Support, UBC Wellbeing
Cheryl Washburn University of British Columbia Director, Counselling Services
Gabby Scali / Rachelle Delaney University of British Columbia Content & Engagement Strategist, UBC Wellbeing
Crystal Hutchinson University of British Columbia Workplace Wellbeing Strategist
Suzanne McIntosh University of Lethbridge Manager Wellness & Recognition
Chad London University of Saskatchewan Associate Professor and Dean of the College of Kinesiology
Melissa Horan / Sarah Josse University of Guelph Wellness@Work Coordinator, Human Resources
Charlotte Lombardo University of Toronto Program Director of Health Promotion Program, School of Public Health


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