Webinars Archive

Upcoming Webinars

Black Student Mental Health Matters: Afrocentric Frameworks to Restore Black Wholeness

May 09, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In this webinar, Naiima Farah, a Faculty Counsellor from George Brown College, joins us to discuss Black Student mental health. She will present on the contributing factors to mental health challenges among African, Black and Caribbean (ABC) students, including the effects of colonial/imperial violence and the current approaches that revolve around an anti-Black and deficit model. In this webinar, audience will gain insight into the importance of Centering Afrocentric frameworks to promote Black wholeness, healing, well-being, and thriving.

Talk Today: Supporting Athlete Mental Health

March 27, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

In this webinar, Dr. Philip Sullivan, Mishka Blacker, and Jenny Philavanh from Brock University, along with Heather Gillespie from CMHA Niagara and Alex Salomie from CMHA Ontario, will discuss a recent pilot of CMHA Ontario's sports mental health program, Talk Today. The pilot, implemented during the fall semester, involved over 50 athletes from Brock's women's rugby and men's soccer teams. These teams received mental health and suicide prevention education and were paired with on-campus and off-campus mental health coaches to provide support throughout the season.

Clinical Supervision

February 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

In this webinar, we will be joined by Dr Karen Sewell from Carleton University for an information session on Clinical Supervision. She will introduce general clinical supervision concepts, best practices, some helpful resources, and highlight the work she is engaging in with CMHA Ottawa Branch to develop a model of supervision. This webinar is best suited for campus staff who are looking to provide clinical supervision to their team.

Just Get Over It: An Indigenous-led Approach to Learning about Colonialism

January 29, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

We will be joined by Dr. Dawn Lavell Harvard and Anjeni Lovelady from Trent University to introduce the Just Get Over It (JGOI) exercise that the First Peoples House of Learning developed. The JGOI is an experiential learning opportunity that allows participants to learn and understand the timeline of colonialism in Canada and its effects on Indigenous peoples across the country. Trained facilitators, who are Indigenous themselves, will weave their own stories and perspectives into the timeline, allowing participants to hear the real impacts this history has had and continues to have on Indigenous families and communities. Participants additionally engage with the timeline through an interactive portion that asks them to place themselves in the shoes of Indigenous peoples living through different parts of that history. Through the webinar, attendees can find out how to request this workshop and the outcomes we have seen as we continue to offer this exercise to community partners.

Thriving Classrooms: Toolkit in Practice

December 15, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

In this webinar, we will be joined by Rick Ezekiel from Dalhousie University and Nadine de Gannes from Ivey Business School to discuss The Thriving Classrooms toolkit. This toolkit offers faculty and educators a range of practical resources to create classroom conditions that promote community, academic, career and personal resilience among students. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the toolkit, see practical examples of how elements of the toolkit have been implemented at Ivey Business School and OISE (University of Toronto), and identify next steps in how they may use resources in the toolkit to help students thrive in their classrooms.

Indigenizing Mental Health Care Within the Post-Secondary Setting

November 17, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

In this webinar, we are joined by Tyler Twarowski of CMHA- Cochrane Timiskaming on what decolonizing and Indigenizing mental health care can look like within the post-secondary context. Informed by his current PhD work, profession and his Métis heritage, Tyler will discuss key elements of Indigenous worldview that could be incorporated into services and programs and how this would benefit Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike.

Student Housing Insecurity

October 20, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST

As a social determinant of health, housing can have an enormous impact on student mental health. In this webinar, we are joined by Rylan Kinnon, founder and CEO of SpacesShared, as well as Sarah Stackhouse from Georgian College, one of the SpacesShared partner institutions. SpacesShared is a home-share program that pairs students with older adults. Our guests will provide a presentation on student housing insecurity, and then explore systemic solutions to the issue, including the SpacesShared platform.

Accessibility & Accommodations

September 8, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar, we invite collaborators from the newly released Accessibility & Accommodations Toolkit to speak to the process of writing and reviewing the toolkit and share some key insights from their roles as accessibility and accommodations professionals on campus. Our guests will highlight their thoughts on accommodations, accessibility, and the stigma around disability. Come learn how to make your campus more inclusive of students and staff with disabilities.

Motivational Interviewing in the Campus Context

June 30, 2023 | 10:00AM - 11:00AM EST

In this webinar, we are joined by April Trewhitt of CMHA Toronto to talk to us about motivational interviewing, a person-centered counselling method that involves enhancing a patient’s motivation to change. We will review the basic principles of motivational interviewing and discuss why motivational interviewing is an ideal methodology to use with students. The session will be followed by a question and answer period.

Problem Gambling in Post Secondary

June 16, 2023 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM EST

In this webinar, we are joined by representatives of CMHA Thames Valley, CMHA Huron-Perth, as well as the Gambling Awareness Program at CMHA Saskatchewan, to talk about problem gambling among post-secondary students. This panel discussion will feature questions about the changes to Canadian laws around gambling and how that impacts students, what to look out for in struggling students, and the best way to support students with problem gambling. The session will be followed by an opportunity for audience questions.