CICMH Toolkits

Our toolkits are built to help Ontario's colleges and universities in supporting students with mental health needs.

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Trauma-Informed Practice & Care

The purpose of this toolkit is to give those working and/or studying within the post-secondary space the context, knowledge, and skills to begin reflecting on and implementing trauma-informed practice & care into their work. This toolkit does not hope to create experts in this diverse range of practices, but to offer readers a space to consider how trauma not only impacts those they interact with, but also themselves. We invite the reader to use this toolkit to treat themselves and others with care and compassion.

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Student Engagement

Student engagement strategies have varied across post-secondary institutions, especially with the varying needs of students in the past few years.

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Accessibility and Accommodations

The Accessibility & Accommodations Toolkit is a guide for everyone in the campus community outside of accessibility services to learn how best to support post-secondary students with disabilities.

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International Students

Being far away from their home communities and cultural differences in the understanding of wellness make international students an important population for institutions to consider when developing supportive mental health and well-being services and programming. This toolkit aims to dissect key issues and provide a fulsome understanding of how the unique vulnerability of international students intersects with daily life to mold mental health outcomes.

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Anti-Oppressive Practice - Part 2

This second part of the Anti-Oppressive Practice toolkit aims to help those who support students on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it intersects with mental health, and why it is important to embed anti-oppressive practices into our work on campus.

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Invisible Intersections: A Toolkit on Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Students on Campus

Queer identity is not something inherently visible, though through personal style, community markers, and active acts of visibility they are able to highlight and make public our positionality. This toolkit addresses the ways in which students may be faced with challenges and barriers on campus due to their queer identity, how those challenges may be invisible to those in positions of support and provides recommendations to address those barriers.

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Sexual Violence Response on Campus

The Sexual Violence Response on Campus Toolkit is a guide that targets stakeholders working in sexual violence offices across Ontario.

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Anti-Oppressive Practice - Part 1

This first part of the Anti-Oppressive Practice toolkit aims to help those who support students on campus better understand what anti-oppressive practice is, how it intersects with mental health, and why it is important to embed anti-oppressive practices into our work on campus.

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Mental Health Crisis Response on Campus

This toolkit is designed to support faculty, staff, and administrations on campus in moving from a siloed-departmental approach to mental health crisis response, to a whole-campus approach where everyone plays a part.

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Thriving in the Classroom

A toolkit designed to support postsecondary educators in promoting student wellbeing and resilience in the virtual, or in-person classroom.

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Student Athlete Mental Health

This toolkit will help those within the post-secondary athletic environment take steps to support student athlete mental health.

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Mental health and the learning environment

This toolkit will help faculty and teaching staff take steps within the classroom in a collective effort to support student mental health.

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Graduate Student Mental Health

The graduate student mental health toolkit is a guide to supporting students prepared by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH).

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Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

The Campus Equity Toolkit is a guide to supporting students prepared by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario.

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Campus Peer Support

Informal peer support occurs naturally within a post-secondary campus environment. Students connect with their peers, relationships are formed and young adults often turn naturally to peers during times of need.

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Campus-Community Partnerships

This toolkit provides campuses and community agencies with a step by step process for developing effective partnerships.

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Stepped Care 2.0 Toolkit

The guide provides an overview of the various steps for implementation of Stepped Care 2.0 – an updated, more client-centric version of the original Stepped Care Model – in three Ontario post-secondary institutions. It also includes a review of challenges that stakeholders may experience during the implementation of Stepped Care 2.0 and tips for a smoother transition.

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Reducing Cannabis Harms: A guide for Ontario campuses

This guide explores issues related to cannabis use and provides readers with an overview of health approaches that can reduce the harms and risks associated with it. Any campus professional — whether faculty, academic advisor, counsellor, or student services professional — working with students who use cannabis will be able to refer to the guide for information.

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Evaluation Toolkit

CICMH is invested in growing the capacity of front-line staff at colleges and universities in Ontario to effectively evaluate the impacts of their mental health and addictions services and initiatives. Click below to explore our new Evaluation Capacity Building Toolkit and more!

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Campus-Community Connection

This guide showcases several frameworks that campuses can use to guide their work in supporting students with complex mental health and/or addiction concerns through coordinated care. Watch the video below to find out more about this toolkit or take the “Campus Check-In” to find out what resources and tools from this website might be useful for your campus!

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