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Get Involved

The Youth Champion Initiative empowers junior and senior high school students to take responsibility to promote a climate of well-being, healthy relationships, and resiliency in their school community. Motivated, engaged student champions are supported by YouthSMART, their school administration, and teachers to collaboratively contribute to the larger community. By advocating for safe, supportive schools, youth champions embrace healthy relationships and supports mental health.

A whole-school, or comprehensive approach, to student success incorporates well-being as an essential aspect of student achievement. Actions address four distinct but inter-related and mutually reinforcing components:

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Positive social environment: the quality of relationships and emotional well-being among students and staff

Teaching and learning: age-appropriate instruction to build understanding and skills related to mental health topics

Policy: practices, policies and procedures to promote a safe and supportive learning environment

Partnerships and services: home-school-community relationships

Joint Consortium of School Health:

When actions in all four components are coordinated, students are supported to realize their full potential as learners—and as healthy, productive members of society.

For further information about a whole-school approach to well-being, please reach out to YouthSMART.


CMHA Main Office
#105, 1040 – 7 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3G9

Tel: 403-297-1700
Fax: 403-270-3066

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NOTE: The Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region does not provide crisis services. If you are in immediate need of assistance contact the Distress Centre’s 24-hour Crisis Line at 403 266 HELP (4357).

CMHA Calgary and Recovery College