Okanagan College formally adopts Okanagan Charter as part of Student Health and Wellness initiative

By College Relations | October 5, 2022

OC President Neil Fassina signs the Okanagan Charter

On Oct. 5, Okanagan College President Neil Fassina officially signed the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges, signifying the institution’s continued commitment to health and well-being at its campuses.

Arising out of an international conference in 2015, the Okanagan Charter provides institutions with common language, principles, and a framework to become campuses that promote health and well-being.

“One of OC’s responsibilities in the Inspire strategic plan involves resiliency, and the importance of our students’ health and well-being,” said Fassina. “The past two years have taught us how vital physical and mental health is for individuals, not only as learners, but as active contributors to their families, employers and beyond. Health and well-being are directly linked to how OC transforms lives and communities.”

Inspire includes a holistic wellness strategy in the road map for 2022/23, and this work is being led by the Student Services team at Okanagan College. Learn more about OC’s Student Health and Wellness initiative.



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