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October 22nd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

University of Victoria launches student mental health strategy

October 22nd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

“We are strengthening programs and supports to assist undergraduate and graduate students build resilience and healthy coping strategies, thereby fostering personal and academic success”


The University of Victoria is launching a comprehensive strategy to support and care for the mental health and well-being of students facing the challenges and stress of university life.

UVic’s new Student Mental Health Strategy goes beyond traditional counseling and health services support by providing campus-wide resources and training to identify students at risk and respond with appropriate actions and tools.


Halloween Beer & Burger Night Fundraiser

September 24th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in events - (Comments Off)

You are invited to a Spooktacular Halloween Beer & Burger Night. Come hungry and bid on intriguing auction items!

Columbian-Centre-Halloween-PosterDate: Friday October 31, 2014  Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Location: The Harewood Arms Pub, 508 8th St. Nanaimo  Price: $15.00   Buy tickets online below…



Annual report card grades the B.C. government on its compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), ratified by Canada in December 1981

picture 591VANCOUVER — On October 16, 2014, West Coast LEAF released its 6th annual report card on women’s rights in BC. The CEDAW Report Card is West Coast LEAF’s annual assessment of how well BC is measuring up on international legal standards of women’s equality set out in the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).


The connection between traumatic brain injury and depression

October 20th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off)

Despite the global recession, homelessness in cities around the world is falling. Can a controversial strategy to give homeless people a roof first – that is, before addressing drug abuse or mental health – take the credit?

5d5a6d66-00eb-4b94-b674-e943b4dc7272-460x276At a soup kitchen in Detroit, a former crack addict in a wheelchair is explaining how he lost his legs. “They were amputated in 2000 because I had frostbite from sleeping on the streets,” says Clayton, 54. Fourteen years on from becoming a double amputee, Clayton is still homeless in his home town, but he’s been off drugs for more than a decade, and remains remarkably sanguine about his plight.   Read the rest of this story at The Guardian…