At the University of Ottawa, your health and wellness is a top priority. By signing the Okanagan Charter, we commit to embedding health and wellness into all aspects of our campus culture and to lead Health Promotion action and collaboration locally and globally.

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uOttawa commitments

We developed these commitments based on the calls to action in the Okanagan Charter, an International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. The Okanagan Charter provides post-secondary institutions across the globe with a common language, principles, and framework to become health and wellbeing promoting campuses.

Learn more by downloading the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges.

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uOttawa and the Okanagan Charter 

June 2015 

  • Delegates from the uOttawa community helped develop the Charter.

  • They brought back its principles to their colleagues at uOttawa. 

December 2019 

  • The uOttawa Board of Governors received a presentation about the recommendations in the upcoming report.

January 2020 

December 2020 

January 18, 2021 

  • uOttawa officially signed and adopted the Okanagan Charter.

  • Members of the uOttawa community are also invited to pledge their support. 

June 2022 

  • Central Administration approved the four (4) commitments developed in consultation with the uOttawa community.

Official signatories:

  • Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Jill Scott, Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs
  • Elizabeth Kristjansson, Special Advisor in Mental Health and Wellness
  • Robert Bourgeois - Vice-President, Finance and Administration
  • Babacar Faye – President, UOSU
  • Warsama Ahmed, Resources Commissioner, GSAED

Members of the uOttawa community pledging their support (please note it takes a few days for your pledge to come online - precisions about your role will be published in the language in which they were submitted):