CSA Group National Standard of Canada: Mental health and well-being for post-secondary students

This standard presents an opportunity for post-secondary institutions to affirm their commitment to promote positive student mental health and well-being. Achieving this requires an approach based on compassion and informed by human rights. This Standard is an instrument to ignite further action. With recognition of the complex and varying needs of Canadian post-secondary institutions, the Technical Committee sought to provide guidance with an emphasis on continuous improvement to address the factors relevant to the mental health and well-being of post-secondary students. In undertaking this journey, post-secondary institutions will strengthen their contributions to the cultural, ecological, social, and economic sustainability of their communities and wider society.

By embedding mental health and well-being into learning environments, everyday operations, business practices, policies, and academic mandates, post-secondary institutions will inspire lifelong learning and foster more creative and innovative communities.

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