About the Conference

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s (CICMH) Annual Conference is an opportunity for stakeholders in post-secondary mental health across Ontario and Canada to come together, connect over their shared goals, and learn new strategies to bring back to their practice. Our event represents the heart of CICMH’s work: bringing together diverse stakeholders among Ontario’s post-secondary staff, students, community organizations, and campus champions so they can collaborate on, and ultimately innovate solutions to, campus mental health problems.

This year the conference will be held virtually on November 1st, 2023. In the past, this event has attracted over 600 participants, 20 exhibitors, and a wide variety of speakers from across the post-secondary mental health sector, offering workshops on best and emerging practices.

Call for Abstracts

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the 2023 Virtual Conference. CICMH is seeking abstracts from stakeholders in post-secondary mental health who can share ideas and offer innovative solutions to campus mental health problems.

Each conference session will feature a call-to-action for participants to consider and join. Through this lens, we will also be exploring topics that embed and examine the social determinants of health.

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH)

CICMH is a partnership project involving Colleges Ontario, the Council of Ontario Universities, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, the College Student Alliance and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. We are funded by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities.

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Keynote Speaker

The More We Talk, The Less We Do: Recognizing and Renouncing Performative Equity Efforts

Carmen G Black

Director, Social Justice and Health Equity (SJHE) Curriculum & Assistant Professor, Yale School of MedicineYale Department of Psychiatry & Connecticut Mental Health Center

Keynote Panel

Campus/Community Partnerships – A Panel Discussion

Jennifer Bertram

Elizabeth (Elsa) Kiosses

Elizabeth (Elsa) Kiosses

Bindia Darshan

Christopher Mahon

Estefanía Toledo

Janani Suthan

Become a Sponsor / Exhibitor

Promote your organization and services to a targeted group of professionals including post-secondary faculty, student leaders, peer mentors, administrators, front-line service providers, community service organizations, healthcare providers, research professionals and governments.

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The Agenda

Browse the schedule and read details on all the sessions.

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CICMH Webinars

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health hosts a monthly webinar series with experts from around Canada and the world. This series is free and a certificate is available.

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More Feet on the Ground

This online resource is intended to be a one-stop shop for any campus professional or student leader looking to understand more about mental health and refer a student to relevant programs or departments. It was developed to help faculty, administration and campus staff learn how to recognize, respond and refer students experiencing mental health issues on campus.

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