Collaborations for Change 2023 is made possible through lead funding from The Rossy Foundation, sponsored by RBC Future Launch and supported in part by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Health Canada.

Lead funding for Collaborations for Change 2023 was generously provided by the Rossy Foundation

The Rossy Foundation is a Montreal-based private foundation that was established in 2004. Its mission is to contribute to civil society and to improve the lives of Canadians with a focus on healthcare, mental health, civic engagement, education and the arts. The RF’s campus mental health program was formally launched in 2015 with the goal of improving mental health and wellness outcomes among post-secondary students in Canada. The RF’s campus mental health program supports innovation in campus mental health programming and services and encourages broad stakeholder engagement in the promotion of healthier campus environments.

Sponsored by RBC Future Launch

Future Launch is RBC’s commitment to empowering Canadian youth for the jobs of today and tomorrow. $500 million is dedicated to help young people access meaningful employment through four main pillars: gaining new skills, growing their network, getting work experience, and enhancing their mental wellbeing. Together, with hundreds of organizations across Canada, RBC Future Launch aims to help break down the barriers young people face as they prepare for the future of work. Leveraging our ‘more than money’ approach, we are using RBC’s capabilities, assets, and knowledge of today’s challenges to address issues in collaboration with youth vs. telling them how they should move forward. The programming is as unique as the young people themselves and we are proud to focus on their success.

Funded in part through support from MHCC and Health Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to improve the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health issues. In the fall of 2020, the MHCC, in collaboration with CSA Group and with funding support from Bell Let’s Talk, The Rossy Foundation and RBC Foundation, released The National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard). This Standard — the first of its kind in the world — is a set of flexible, voluntary guidelines that allow post-secondary institutions to reaffirm their commitment to promote positive student mental health and well-being and aspire for further actions through principle-led approaches. The MHCC is committed to supporting institutions in working with the Standard by offering learning opportunities and resources, such as the Starter Kit and the new Guiding Your Work resource to help ensure that implementation efforts align with the recommendations of the Standard. The MHCC also supports the development of the Campus Mental Health Action Tracker, a new, free online tool to help post-secondary institutions track their progress implementing the Standard.

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