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Looking for key resources on workplace health? This section describes some of the major web-based sources for workplace health and wellness information.

CSPS Website

Obesity Canada

Obesity Canada is Canada’s leading obesity charity, made up of healthcare professionals, researchers, policy makers and people with an interest in obesity.

CSPS Website

Finding the Right Work-Life Balance

This simple and powerful coaching tool will help achieve the right work-life balance.

  • The Wheel of Life exercise is a simple but powerful coaching tool that helps you find work-life balance and increase your level of personal satisfaction.
  • In one hour, you will have a snapshot of the areas of your life that are in balance today and an action plan for creating the changes you wish to make.
  • Consider doing the exercise periodically to benefit fully from it.

This resource is available under Crown copyright, which means they can be reproduced for non-commercial purposes with an attribution to the School. This licensing is similar to Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

CPA website

Workplace Burnout​ – Canadian Psychological Association

Chances are you have said or thought to yourself “I’m burned out!” at some point. In everyday life, we often use the term burnout to mean that we are “exhausted” or “wiped out” or to refer to “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation, usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration”

The Canadian Psychological Association’s mission is to advance research, knowledge and the application of psychology in the service of society through advocacy, support and collaboration.

Review this Fact Sheet to find out more on Workplace Burnout.

Tools & Curriculum​ – McMaster University

A selection of Tools & Curriculum created for, and by, McMaster University’s Gender Health and Caregiver program.

Their mission is to improve, promote and sustain health for the carer-employees by providing the evidence needed by employers, labour organizations, and society to enact meaningful change in the workplace.

Explore their website to find the tools necessary to make your workplace carer-friendly.

Compassionate Workplace Campaign​ – Pallium Canada

A supportive workplace can make a real difference in the life of someone who is caregiving, grieving or experiencing a serious illness.

The Compassionate Workplace Campaign is designed to ignite a movement across Canada and create more supportive environments for the increasing number of employees who are caregiving, grieving or dealing with a serious illness.

Together, we can make a difference.

Why We Should Stop Stressing at Work – NetQuote

NetQuote is an insurance shopping site on the web, and they have this excellent infographic about stress at work, the impact, the costs, the causes, and some solutions to deal with stress at work.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice to all parties about occupational health and safety. Offers Inquiries Service to Canadians on specific health and safety issues in the workplace. Provides access to a wide range of publications, databases and information products.

European Network for Workplace Health Promotion

Provides a European perspective on workplace health promotion. Offers access to a newsletter, discussion forum, and workplace health promotion programming information and tools.

Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addiction and Mental Health

Provides information, analysis and ideas concerning the linkage between business, the economy, mental health and work. Provides executives, managers, and supervisors information and advice on reducing the business and economic dollar costs of mental illness and addictions among employees and management.

Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

The Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, through its website, www.workplacestrategiesformentalhealth.com, offers employers and employees practical ideas, tools and resources from a variety of sources, and is designed to help with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues. The Centre’s information and resources are available to anyone, all day, every day, free of charge.

Health Canada, Environmental and Workplace Health, Workplace Health

Includes research findings outlining the ways in which the work environment impacts the health of workers and the productivity of Canadian organizations. Also includes resources designed to assist organizations in implementing workplace health strategies.

Institute for Work and Health

Researches and promotes ways to prevent workplace disability, improved treatment, optimal recovery and safe return-to-work. Focused on research and the transfer of research results into practice in health care, clinical settings, and the workplace.

Mental health works

Provides employers and employees with information about mental health issues in the workplace. Covers topics such as early identification, prevention, accommodation, legal rights and responsibilities. Includes news, fact sheets, resource lists, and information on publications and services.

Think Mental Health

ThinkMentalHealth.ca has been developed by Ontario’s health and safety system partners, to provide informative and actionable mental health resources, with the goal of helping you create a psychologically safe and healthy workplace.

This site provides access to reputable and tested tools, models and frameworks. The tools found on this site have been reviewed to ensure they provide sound and practical advice for reducing stigma and managing mental health hazards in your workplace. We hope they allow you to implement a mental health program that protects the psychological well-being of your workers.

Excellence Canada

Assists organizations to improve excellence, increase productivity and build healthy workplaces through the use of quality principles, practices and certification. Web site offers healthy workplace criteria and guidelines, courses, resources, training and recognition.

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