HIVE Idea Challenge

How would you improve student mental health on campus? Win up to $1000 to launch your idea!

This is your chance to put a great idea into action, as an individual, team or club. All BVC students are invited to submit an idea that connects to the campus mental health strategy (HIVE). You will have the chance to gain skills in leadership, team work, and project management. All ideas must be launched in Winter 2020 semester and completed by April 1, 2020.

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Full proposals are due by February 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Download the rules, regulations & proposal form here.

The Hive Strategy 

The framework is the visual representation of the seven key strategic priorities of The HIVE Strategy.

The priorities and goals identified in the following pages are inclusive of the college community. The accompanying 34 recommendations have been identified to support the mental health and wellness of learners over the next three years:

  • 9 Recommendations to Implement will address existing gaps and encourage promising practices in the field of post-secondary mental health that are not currently in place for learners at the College be considered.  These recommendations include:  Inclusion, Infrastructure, Awareness, Engagement, Prevention, Access, and Intervention.

  • 25 Recommendations to Enhance will further strengthen the great work already taking place at the College for learners.

The descriptions in each of the strategic priority areas were adapted from the 2013 Canadian Association of College & University Student Services and Canadian Mental Health Association’s Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach.

The Hive Strategy Handbook



A supportive, inclusive environment is perhaps the most important priority for
establishing a sense of safety and belonging. There is a symbiotic relationship
between each of the priorities of the HIVE Strategy and a campus that supports
the inclusion of all its members. Attending to this priority, with the support of the
other six core priorities, will further endorse Bow Valley Colleges’ reputation as a
healthy environment. It is for this reason, that inclusion is the central priority in
the framework.

Goal:  The College is a safe, supportive and inclusive environment.



Strategic goals, policies and practices, as well as leadership and spaces, affect
the mental health and well-being of a community.

Goal:  Mental health is integral to the culture and operations of the College.



Knowledge and understanding support the prevention and management of mental
health issues and help create resilience and a sense of well-being.

Goal:  Mental health literacy is actively promoted and endorsed.



Active engagement supports the development of skills that decrease vulnerabilities
associated with mental health issues.

Goal:  Opportunities exist to build interpersonal connections and strengthen resiliency.



Building capacity to recognize early indicators is important for response and support
at the earliest possible time.

Goal:  Supports are available at the level most appropriate to the needs of the individual.



Accessibility is a key factor in ensuring those who require support have the information
needed to access them when needed.

Goal:  Coordinated, barrier-free supports and services are in place.



Crisis management protocols are critical to ensure the safety of everyone and to effectively
respond during and following crisis situations.

Goal:  Crisis management protocols are effective, efficient and timely.


Hive Events

HIVE Events

Opportunities for you to learn and improve your mental health.

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Hive Resources

HIVE Resources

Information and resources for mental health wellness and awareness.

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