Six Canadian universities partner on unprecedented health initiative

November 1, 2016

Six universities have become the first in Canada to formally adopt the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. The charter was recently signed by the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, Memorial University, Mount Royal University, the University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge. Together, these institutions will lead the new Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network. Each institution has reportedly made individual commitments to enacting the Okanagan Charter on their campuses in a variety of ways—from the creation of mental health strategies to the development of campus spaces that support connection and community. UBC | uLethbridge | UCalgary | MUN | SFU