New pan-university strategy will bolster the York community’s wellness
Work is underway for York University’s new Well-being Strategy, with a draft version released for community input in Fall 2023. This strategy both continues and elevates York’s longstanding commitment to the health and well-being of its community members.
The new strategy builds on over a decade of work by York in the mental health and well-being space, which began with the formation of a Mental Health Action Group and Steering Committee in 2012 and resulted in the creation of a Mental Health Strategy in 2015.
A shift to a Well-being Strategy began in 2021. In 2022, York launched the Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (CCWS) for students, established a Well-being Executive Committee and led numerous community consultations to understand current well-being needs to inform the new strategy’s development.