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Promoting Mental Wellness in BC School Communities

August 25, 2016 @ 8:30 am - August 26, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

Registration is now open!  Click here to register.

The 7th annual Summer Institute is a two-day event that will bring together teachers, school counsellors, school support staff, school administrators, district staff, health professionals, parents, students and school community partners from across BC to exchange knowledge and ideas about improving mental wellness in school communities.

Key areas of focus for this year’s event include:

  • Supporting implementation of the new BC school curriculum, as it relates to mental health and wellbeing
  • Fostering school connectedness in classrooms and school communities
  • Supporting students experiencing mental health and substance use challenges in classrooms or schools
  • Creating school-community partnerships to support student mental health and wellbeing

The event will feature keynote presentations on the renewed BC curriculum from Maureen Dockendorf, Superintendent of Early Years, Ministry of Education and Provincial Office of the Early Years (MCFD) and on trauma-informed practice in the school setting from Lorraine Grieves, Provincial Program Director, Trans Care BC.

New this year, we took applications for breakout session presentations. The application period is now closed, and successful applicants have been notified. A preliminary list of the breakout sessions for this year’s event is available here.

A limited number of accommodation options are available on the UBC Campus. For details, visit suitesatubc.com or contact the Reservation Office at 604-822-1000 ext. 3.

Space is limited! Please register by June 24th.

For more information, contact Michelle Cianfrone at Michelle.Cianfrone@cw.bc.ca.


August 25, 2016 @ 8:30 am
August 26, 2016 @ 3:30 pm


University of British Columbia


Kelty Mental Health
604-822-1000 ext. 3
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