With the introduction of the national Standard for mental health and wellbeing for postsecondary students (CSA Z2003) in 2020, five colleges in the Greater Toronto Area agreed to collaborate to determine how to proceed with its implementation. SRDC and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health were invited to partner with consortium members, and with funding from Bell, to facilitate discussions about how best to use the Standard to meet the unique needs of college students living in the GTA. The Campus Mental Health Action Tracker – a tool recently developed by SRDC – was used to develop a common understanding of each college’s current state regarding student mental health. Key goals for this first phase of work included determining how mental health-related policy, programming, and practice at the five colleges currently align and diverge, as well as sharing common strengths and challenges, and learning promising practices from each other.
Published: May 2021
Capability: Strategic Program Review
Policy Area: Health - Mental Health