We gratefully acknowledge that this facilitator’s guide and the associated presentation have been adapted from Vancouver Island University’s training Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students from Distress to Suicide, which was developed by Vancouver Island University counsellors with input from Lyndsay Wells and Heather Owen, Vancouver Island Crisis Society. Recognition also goes to Heather Hyde, who developed the British Columbia Institute of Technology resource Identifying and Referring Students in Difficulty.

Thank you is extended to the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training for their support, to BCcampus for their collaborative leadership, to the Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Group, and to the adaptation authors and collaborators whose knowledge and expertise informed this adapted version. See Appendix 3 for the list of authors, contributors, and advisory group members.

The authors and contributors who worked on this resource are dispersed throughout British Columbia and Canada, and they wish to acknowledge the following traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories from where they live and work, including Algonquin Anishinabeg Territory in Ottawa, Ontario; xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories in Vancouver, BC; Syilx Okanagan Territory in Kelowna B.C.; Lekwungen/Songhees territories in Victoria, BC; and the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in Port Moody, B.C. We honour the knowledge of the peoples of these territories.


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Capacity to Connect: Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Wellness Copyright © 2021 by Gemma Armstrong; Michelle Daoust; Ycha Gil; Albert Seinen; Faye Shedletzky; Jewell Gillies; Barbara Johnston; and Liz Warwick is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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