Dinner Basket Conversations at Selkirk College campuses are a way of promoting health and community. A basket of food with recipes and a conversation guide help students talk tough topics.
Dinner Basket Conversations
Dinner Basket Conversations make sensitive and difficult topics accessible by creating a safe, comfortable environment. Gather as a group to prepare and enjoy a meal together while tackling topics like Healthy Relationships with Substances, Anxiety and Depression and Healthy Sexuality and Sexual Violence.
The ingredients for the meal are provided free of charge and a kitchen space is available on the Castlegar Campus and at the 10th Street Student Housing in Nelson.
October 23 at 5 p.m. - a Student Ambassador training session "Healthy Lifestyle"
October 25 at 4 p.m. - in partnership with Nursing Program student Luree Best "Ecological Grief"
If you would like to participate in a Dinner Basket Conversation please contact Campus Life Coordinator Claire Hewson.
Campuses Across Canada
Since November 2013, hundreds of Selkirk College students and staff have participated in Dinner Basket Conversations. These events have happened in classrooms, in student housing and in students' homes and there has been considerable feedback that people enjoy the experience of cooking, eating and talking together. It has become a resource for other post-secondary institutions to follow.
This video was funded by the provincial "Changing Cultures of Substance Use Project" that is a subsidiary of Canadian Mental Health and the Centre for Addictions Research.