Canada's Healthy Workplace Month
The goals of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® (CHWM) are to:
- Increase awareness of the need for a comprehensive approach to workplace health in Canada that is influenced by the four elements of a healthy workplace: (1) Healthy Lifestyles; (2) Workplace Culture and Mental Health; (3) Physical Environment and; (4) Corporate Social Responsibility.
- Provide healthy workplace tools, resources and best practice examples, through www.healthyworkplacemonth.ca, to help organizations create healthy workplaces with benefits for employees and themselves
- Increase the number of healthy workplaces in Canada
CHWM was set in motion in 2001 with the introduction of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Week. The web-based initiatives intent is to build awareness of the importance of healthy workplace health for the short and long-term success of organizations and for the well-being of their employees. The week was eventually extended to become Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month®. The extended program duration gave workplaces more time to plan, promote and execute programs and activities for their employees.
Today, CHWM is a year round resource that encourages workplaces to promote healthy workplace practices throughout the year. Its website serves as a central hub where organizations of all sizes are enabled to showcase their successes and share with others.
Excellence Canada (formerly the National Quality Institute), manages CHWM.