Healthy Workplace Challenge

Are you ready to take the Healthy Workplace Challenge?

We invite you and your organization to get involved in Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month! To encourage participation and make it fun we have created weekly challenges during the month of October.

Goal of the Challenge

The goal is simple. We want to encourage everyone to do at least ONE thing to make their workplace healthier and safer. Each week has a specific theme and suggested activities that are fun and easy to implement and can be customized to fit your organization and kickstart a healthy workplace campaign. Adapt the activities or introduce other ideas to suit your unique needs and corporate environment!

Week 1  |  Week 2  |  Week 3  |  Week 4

Share Your Story

Tell us how you’re supporting employee well-being and organizational health. Organizations that submit their initiatives will be showcased on the Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month website.

Week 1

October 5 – 9 | Taking Action on our Mental Health

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health Self-Assessment Tools

Links to credible organizations that provide questionnaires, information and tools to assist in self-assessment of mental health or addiction concerns.

Workplace Mental Health Essentials Online self-assessment tool

A mentally healthy and safe work environment helps employees thrive and actively contribute to the overall success of your organization and its people. Whether you are getting started or you already have a mental health strategy and you want to take it to the next level, you’re in the right place. Take action today!

Mental Health at Work

Reduce organizational costs, improve output, and increase profitability as you move from traditional health promotion programs toward a focus on psychological health and safety. Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work Framework is your Strategic roadmap toward improved mental health which aligns with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Master Certificate Program in the Management of Workplace Mental Health and Psychological Safety

This 10-part Master Certificate Program is developed by leading psychologists and mental health professionals so you know you are receiving the most up to date and clinically sound information on the market today.

Week 2

October 12 – 16 | Keeping Our Workplace Safe

Return to Work with Excellence

The health and safety of workers is a top concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help organizations return to work safely, Excellence Canada has developed a Return to Work with Excellence Checklist. Reset, rebuild and return to a safer workplace. The checklist aligns to Excellence Canada’s Standards of Excellence that have proven success in building safe and healthy workplace cultures.

Compassionate Workplace Campaign

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

Week 3

October 19 – 23 | Making Our Workplace Resilient

Build Resilient Teams and Emerge Stronger

Coronavirus (Covid-19) is having an impact on all areas of life including mental health. Take measures to support your employees physical and psychological health during these times of uncertainty. Evidence now shows that building resilience in work teams can also help protect psychological safety in the workplace.

Build Stronger Teams

Building Stronger Teams is a free downloadable book. It provides practical strategies and team activities for leaders who are ready to improve their team’s resilience and protect psychological safety.

The following material is brought to you by Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, compliments of Canada Life.

Week 4

October 26 – 30 | Improving Our Workplace Culture

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer Award

Be recognized for your commitment to a healthy and safe workplace! Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer Award recognizes workplaces where employees feel they are valued, engaged and can thrive.

Compassionate Workplace Campaign – Activity 01: Test Your Knowledge

This short, interactive activity is designed to increase awareness and knowledge about caregiving, grieving, and dealing with serious illness and its impact on employees in the workplace. Participating in this quiz is a great first step to being better prepared to offer support to your colleagues during difficult times.

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