Summer Institute


Summer Institute Update

We are excited to share that the Summer Institute will be taking a different shape in 2017.

We will not be hosting the conference at UBC this summer. Although our traditional two day event will not be taking place, we are looking at ways to support the ongoing, province-wide and year round professional learning of individuals within the school community, with a focus on school mental wellness.

We will be supporting the promotion of other related events, such as the Public Health Association of BC’s Summer School , and the BCTF Superconference. We are also working to make the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre’s website better meet the needs of its users.

We thank you for your involvement and participation in the Summer Institute for the past seven years and look forward to exploring new formats for sharing relevant, meaningful information on promoting mental wellness in school communities.

Stay tuned for more information on professional learning opportunities! Feel free to contact the Kelty Centre with any questions or comments. 


The Summer Institute was an annual event that brought together teachers, school counsellors, school support staff, school administrators, district staff, parents, students and school community partners.  At the Institute participants exchanged knowledge and ideas about how to build school connectedness and promote student mental health and well-being.

The event was the result of an ongoing collaboration with the BC School Centred Mental Health Coalition. Since the first Institute took place in August 2010, over 1,200 school professionals from across the province participated in the conference.

Summer Institute 2016

Summer Institute 2015

Summer Institute 2014

Summer Institute 2013

Summer Institute 2012

Summer Institute 2011 

Summer Institute 2010

BC Children's Hospital

This is an agency of Provincial Health Services Authority, providing provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Adult Tertiary Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at the BC Children’s Hospital.

Provincial Health Services Authority

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is one of six health authorities – the other five health authorities serve geographic regions of BC.

Ministry of Health

British Columbia Ministry of Health

RBC Children's Mental Health Project

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project is RBC's cornerstone “health and wellness” pillar; RBC Children’s Mental Heath Project is a multi-year philanthropic commitment to support community-based and hospital programs that reduce stigma, provide early intervention and increase public awareness about children’s mental health issues.

BC Children's Hospital Foundation

Through a wide range of fundraising events and opportunities, The BC Children's Hospital Foundation is united with its donors by a single, simple passion - to improve the health and the lives of the young people who enter BC Children's Hospital every day.