The Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network is guided by the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting University and Colleges, which calls on post-secondary schools to embed health into all aspects of campus culture and to lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

The Charter has two Calls to Action: 

  1. To embed health into all aspects of campus culture, across the administration, operations and academic mandates;
  2. To lead health promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

To learn more, consult the Canadian Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Network website and download the Okanagan Charter

  • In June 2015, delegates from the uOttawa community participated in the development of the Charter, and brought back its principles to their colleagues in the uOttawa community.
  • In December 2019, the uOttawa Board of Governors received a presentation about the recommendations in the upcoming report.
  • In January 2020, the  Roadmap to Wellness at uOttawa - Mental Health and Wellness Report 2020 was formally shared with the Board of Governors, and they approved the recommendation to implement the Okanagan Charter.
  • In December 2020, the President's Advisory Committee on Mental Health and Wellness proposed 12 recommendations and they were endorsed by the President. The first recommendation included signing the Okanagan Charter.
  • On January 18, 2021, uOttawa officially signed and adopted the Okanagan Charter. Members of the uOttawa community are also invited to pledge their support.
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Pledge your support to the Okanagan Charter

Add your voice in order to support and celebrate the implementation of the Okanagan Charter at uOttawa!