Apply to Present at the 2016 Summer Institute!

Michelle C., Project Manager on March 30, 2016

We are now taking applications for breakout session presentations at the 7th Annual Summer Institute: Promoting Mental Wellness in BC School Communities. The Summer Institute will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 in Vancouver.

We encourage submissions for presentations and workshops on the following topics:

  • Fostering school connectedness in classrooms and school communities
  • Supporting implementation of the new BC school curriculum, as it relates to mental health and wellbeing
  • 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 Summer Institute is a two-day event that will bring together teachers, school counsellors, school support staff, school administrators, district staff, health care professionals, parents, students and school community partners from across BC to exchange knowledge and ideas about improving mental wellness in school communities. More details and registration information will be available on the event webpage:

If you are interested in applying to host a session at the Summer Institute, please complete the Session Presenter Application Form. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 15th.


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