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.
Thank you to our Sponsors for helping to make Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month possible.