Committee of Wellness

Steps and resources for creating or maintaining a wellness committee.

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Health Assessments

Tools for marking baseline and benchmarking change as well as educating employees about their own health.

Learning and Progressing

Assessing initiatives, programs and activities to evaluate their impact and communicating the results.

Operation of Plan and Action

Turning your plans into actions.

Other Resources

Outline of Plan and Action

Strategic planning of initiatives.

Structure of Leadership Support

The who, what, where, when, why and how case for a wellness program.

The Importance of Teacher & School Staff Wellbeing

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This handy-dandy infographic will have you up to date on the facts relating to school employee wellness in no time at all! In just one page, it provides a concise overview of why teacher and school staff wellness is vitally important.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Committee Roles & Terms of Reference

Worksheet or Template

You’re creating a workplace wellness program—hooray! Start things off on the right foot by establishing terms of reference and committee role descriptions. This resource provides samples of both to help guide you!

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Setting SMARTY Goals for Achieving a Wellness Culture

Worksheet or Template

There are no “smarty pants” required for setting SMARTY goals—only a team with a united wellness goal in mind. Use this sheet to plan, track and, ultimately, achieve your goals.

Fitness: Walking for Wellness

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Lace up your walking shoes and start pounding the pavement! You can maintain your health by fitting in at least 10 minutes of brisk walking each day. Check out this article for tips on making a walking program part of your and your colleagues’ lives, and then walk your way to wellness.

Healthy School Policy Toolkit

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If you’re looking to create, improve or maintain your healthy school community, this toolkit’s for you! It contains multiple resources—which can be used alone or in combination—to guide you in the development of best practice policies and procedures supporting a healthy school community.

Stratégies sur le Stress

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Vous sentez-vous stressé? Vous n'êtes pas seul! Trouvez des moyens pratiques pour gérer votre stress grâce à des stratégies disponibles dans cet outil en ligne. L’outil vous guidera à travers une série de questions et une fois complété, vous aurez accès à un plan personnalisé de gestion du stress.

Stress Strategies

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Is stress weighing you down? You’re not alone! Find ways to lighten your load with practical, stress-busting strategies available through this online tool. You’ll be guided through a set of questions and then provided with a snazzy stress management plan of your very own.

Addressing Impairment in the Workplace

Report or Publication

Thinking about opioid abuse and the legalization of recreational cannabis? These evolving issues bring with them an important consideration—impairment in the workplace. This handy two-pager outlines best practices for addressing substance-related impairment at work through developing and updating your organizational policies.

Dimensions of Wellness Guide

Worksheet or Template

Wellness is about the integration of all states of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Through activities you can use in your workplace or your life, you’ll learn how each of the eight dimensions of wellness act and interact in ways that contribute to our quality of life. By focusing on keeping each aspect healthy and vibrant, you’ll witness its impact on your own wellness, that of your workplace and beyond!

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Calendar of Events

Worksheet or Template

Plan a year of workplace wellness initiatives with this colourful ASEBP template! Add your own splash of colour by jotting down notes about each month’s event so you can see, at-a-glance, what your school year looks like. Our guess is that it looks pretty healthy and fun-filled, but that’s just us.

Workplace Financial Literacy

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Do you and your team have money on the mind—and not in a fun, singing your favourite lyric sort of way? Fortunately, with this assortment of free programs and resources from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, you can help your colleagues manage a major source of stress by encouraging, sharing and integrating financial wellness tools and practices into your workplace.

Money Management Worksheets

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Get your money's worth—not by spending, but by managing it instead! With the Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada, managing your money has been made easy thanks to worksheets and budgets for every type of saver.

Workplace Health and Well-Being Sample Survey

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What comes first: the survey or the sample? With the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), it’s both! Use the CCOHS’s workplace health and well-being sample survey as a starting point to create your own survey. Then use the results—or sample—to guide you through the next steps of your initiative.

10 Minute Wellness Activity Series: What’s on your Plate?

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What’s on your Plate? is the perfect place to start any workplace wellness journey as it will remind participants that while we all may have our plates filled with different expectations and commitments, a little room can leave us all feeling a little more ful[filled].

About the series: We know that you’re busy, so we’ve made it easy. With our “10 Minute Wellness Activity Series,” you can promote workplace wellness as you and your team dabble in an assortment of activities that contribute to different aspects of health.

10 Minute Wellness Activity Series: The “Me” in Team

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In this set of activities, your team can explore concepts of self-care and self-compassion and learn how we can all use social support to refuel and recharge.

About the series: We know that you’re busy, so we’ve made it easy. With our “10 Minute Wellness Activity Series,” you can promote workplace wellness as you and your team dabble in an assortment of activities that contribute to different aspects of health.

10 Minute Wellness Activity Series: The Gratitude Attitude

Worksheet or Template

In this edition you and your teammates will learn that having a “gratitude attitude” is just as fun to embody as it is to say. By reflecting and expressing what you’re thankful for, you can positively impact your personal well-being as well as contribute to more positive relationships in the workplace.

About the series: We know that you’re busy, so we’ve made it easy. With our “10 Minute Wellness Activity Series,” you can promote workplace wellness as you and your team dabble in an assortment of activities that contribute to different aspects of health.

10 Minute Wellness Activity Series: A Healthy Balance

Worksheet or Template

Through these self-reflective activities, you and your teammates can hone in on how the past and present can help you to achieve your goals for the future.

About the series: We know that you’re busy, so we’ve made it easy. With our “10 Minute Wellness Activity Series,” you can promote workplace wellness as you and your team dabble in an assortment of activities that contribute to different aspects of health.

Increasing Physical Activity and Decreasing Sedentary Behaviour in the Workplace (Series)

Report or Publication

Make a move towards increasing physical activity and take a stand for decreasing sedentary behaviour in the workplace. Learn about choosing, developing, implementing and maintaining effective workplace physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in just one short series.

Ever Active Schools - Staff Wellness Success Stories

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Get inspired with success stories from school staff wellness programs across Alberta. And don’t worry, they’re not tongue twisters like that last sentence.

Guarding Minds @ Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health and Safety

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Use this guide to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace by assessing and addressing the 13 psychosocial factors known to have a significant impact on organizational health, the health of individual employees and finances.

Health eTools - Heart and Stroke Foundation

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The way to the heart may be through the stomach, but the way to wellness is through the heart. Use these online health assessment tools for blood pressure, diet and risk of heart disease and stroke to maintain your overall health and wellness.

10 Year Fracture Risk Assessment Tool

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Be proactive about your health with a preventative app. Osteoporosis Canada's interactive calculator tool is designed to assess the risk of a fracture due to osteoporosis related conditions within the next 10 years as well as provide information regarding osteoporosis.

Steps for Building Healthy School Communities

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Similar to the Sandbox’s SCHOOL model, Alberta Health Services offers this six-step process for creating and fostering a healthy school community. If you’re looking for answers to your wellness initiative questions, be sure to check out this website.

Communities ChooseWell: Online Toolkit

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Whether you’re new to the wellness game or a seasoned vet, you’ll be able to flex your wellness champion muscles with this toolkit from Communities ChooseWell. Find helpful tips and resources for whatever stage you’re at with your wellness initiative.

 

ASEBP Professional Learning Support

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Are you looking for ways to support your district's workplace wellness needs through professional learning opportunities? Contact ASEBP Health Promotion Services and connect with a workplace wellness liaison to discuss a strategy that best meets your needs. 

Mental Health Online Resources for Educators (MORE) Brochure

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Alberta Health Services’ Healthy Minds Healthy Children program has lots of great resources for professionals working with children and adolescents, and the best news is they’re free! This brochure contains a list of learning modules that cover a variety of topics related to mental health and wellness for children of all ages.

The Wellness Dividend: How Employers Can Improve Employee Health and Productivity

Report or Publication

Learn how investing in employees makes them invest in you. This evidence-based report shows how investing in employee wellness has a positive impact for all involved parties and methods for how to accomplish this.

What is Daily Physical Activity?

Worksheet or Template

You know that daily physical activity is important, but what does it look like? This handy infographic from the Alberta Centre for Active Living breaks down the dimensions of physical activity and includes definitions and examples that will help you recognize the variety of ways to incorporate more movement into your day.

ASEBP Yoga Pose Handout

Worksheet or Template

We don’t want you to forget about reaching for the stars, but we do want you to learn the about the sun salutation. These progressive yoga poses (known collectively as a sun salutation) are an easy and efficient way of kicking off a staff wellness initiative.

Affiche pleine présence

Worksheet or Template

Vous souhaitez débuter votre rencontre du personnel ou même votre journée à l’école ou au bureau du bon pied? Ne cherchez plus! L’affiche « corps, esprit, énergie » d’ASEBP vous permettra d’assurer pleine présence.

Wellness Poster Series

Worksheet or Template

New [school] year, new initiatives and new posters! If you enjoyed the first edition of the Wellness Poster Series, we’re back with more tips and tricks to get you and your team motivated as you step into a new season of wellness planning.

Fédération du sport francophone de l’Alberta – Écoles en santé

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L’initiative Écoles en santé permet aux communautés scolaires d’insuffler le mieux-être dans la culture de leurs écoles. Le lien inclus plus d’informations sur le comité provincial des écoles en santé, des histoires de succès, des équipes de santé, et le site de Moodle, qui est un plate-forme de ressources en ligne.

ASEBP Health Profile Report

Report or Publication

Get to know your school district with a custom ASEBP Health Profile Report. This report provides information specific to your district on the prevalence of four common conditions: depression, diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Upon request from district leadership, they can be used to inform your district wellness priorities.
Note: The link provided is a sample. For a customized report, please contact ASEBP Health Promotion Services.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Brochure

Report or Publication

Let our Self-Directed Wellness Guide lead you on your journey to developing a wellness program. To request an orientation to this step-by-step resource and workbook, please contact ASEBP Health Promotion Services.

ASEBP's Health Model

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A sample model of how to start the health journey. Use ASEBP's version to guide your own health model.

Eat Smart Meet Smart

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Aside from the opportunity to generate great ideas, meetings can also be a chance to eat great food. Learn how to ensure your meeting food is just as good as it is healthy and have participants be as alert, productive and engaged as possible.

Benefits of Active Transportation

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Get where you want to be—literally—and physically with active transportation! Check out the facts and learn the benefits of active transportation for you personally and in your community.

Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks: Is it an effective physical activity intervention?

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Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks is an innovative strategy that has been shown to be successful across the globe, but how do these parks play out in our own backyards? WellSpring takes a deeper look into this phenomenon to learn if this idea hit it out of the park here in Alberta and the benefits of these as low-cost ideas for wellness initiatives.

Go-To Educator Training - Alberta Mental Health Literacy Project

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Go-To Educator Training is a part of Alberta Health Services’ Mental Health Literacy Project which aims to increase understanding and decrease the stigma around mental health. At no charge, school jurisdictions across the province can participate in a day of training to learn about mental health, mental illness, stigma reduction, response strategies—among many other things. Essentially, by learning about people’s differences, you can learn to make a difference.

Championing Mall Walking Groups

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The first step towards better health can be achieved by—believe it or not—taking a few steps! The Edmonton West Primary Care Network (PCN) shares their experience of starting their mall walking group and all of the benefits, challenges and lessons learned along the way. Through Edmonton West PCN’s journey you’ll see that walking groups’ benefits aren’t only physical but mental as well.

Mindfulness Poster

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Looking for a grounding way to begin a staff meeting or even your day at the school, office or in the classroom? Look no further! Pull up the ASEBP Body, Mind and Energy poster and take attendance in a whole new way!

UPnGO with ParticipACTION: Building Active Workplaces

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UPnGO with ParticipACTION aims to make physical activity in the workplace your autopilot. With the pilot phase in full swing and the goal of getting Canadians to sit less and move more on the horizon, ParticipACTION’s program isn’t just changing activity levels—it’s changing habits and culture as well. As the full, year-long program becomes available to Canadian companies in the coming months, be sure to get a head start and read on to learn more about UPnGO with ParticipACTION and the direction it’s going.

Office Ergonomics: Key to Health and Safety in the Workplace

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It turns out that much like an actual key, the right fit for your body doesn’t require any extra fidgeting or moving to make work. You can unlock the key factor in any organizational health and safety program and help ensure improved health overall and reduce repetitive strain injuries by learning how to adjust your workspace so that it fits you rather than you trying to fit it.

Are You Sitting Too Much at Work?

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You don’t have to break a sweat in order to be healthier—you just have to break the routine! With the health issues of prolonged sitting on the rise, it’s important that people make an effort to (literally) be on the rise too. Check out these tips on finding easy ways to incorporate additional movement during your workday.

Building Stronger Teams: Supporting Effective Team Leaders

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A strong team starts with a strong leader. Learn how to bring out the best in yourself and your team by using these activities to successfully navigate through both the challenges and successes that may come your way. Whether you’re sailing the seas of self-awareness or manoeuvring your way through the canals of communication, you can make the sure that your (relation)ship is properly equipped on your journey to resilience.

Happy Employees, Happy Workplace

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The dog is barking, the kids are fighting and you're attempting to respond to work emails while running around trying to find your left shoe. Sound familiar? Give yourself and your coworkers a hand by using this week-by-week guide as the inspiration for your next workplace wellness initiative! Find tips on healthy lifestyles, mental health awareness, eating well and corporate social responsibility all inspired by October’s Healthy Workplace Month.

Favoriser la santé de l'organisation

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Pour célébrer le mois du bienêtre en milieu de travail en octobre, ceci est un guide hebdomadaire pour promouvoir la santé et le bienêtre des employés.

Sondage sur la santé et le mieux-être au travail

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Une exemple de sondage qui peut aider à determiner l'intérêt relatif aux divers aspects du programme de santé et de mieux-être au travail. Vous pouvez l'adapter à vos besoins sur votre lieu de travail.

Aboriginal Human Resource Council – Inclusion Continuum

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There’s nowhere to go but up when you’re talking about inclusion. The Aboriginal Human Resource Councils’ Workplace Inclusion System helps companies by addressing the organizational competencies needed to achieve successful and engaged relationships with Indigenous people, businesses and communities.

HR Council – Supporting Employees with Disabilities (Diversity at Work)

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As a wellness champion, you want a superhero team behind you. So why not tap into a potential source of employees that may have the skills you’re looking for, but are often underemployed? Learn how to assemble the best of the best by making sure that your workplace is accommodating to all.

HR Council – Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Work Environment (Diversity at Work)

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Achieving an inclusive and supportive workplace is one thing, but retention is a whole other ballgame. To make sure that your team is number one, refer to this toolkit for resources and ideas on how to embrace diversity in the workplace.

How to Resolve Human Rights Complaints in the Workplace

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Use the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s resources to develop strategies, anti-discrimination policies, complaint resolution procedures and ongoing education programs in your workplace.

Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change

Report or Publication

This report demonstrates how creating LGBT-inclusive workplaces can benefit all employees by implementing diversity and inclusion programs, policies, and practices and broader talent management programs. Get started on building a team, organization and future everyone can be proud of!

Start the Conversation: Problematic Substance Use and the Workplace

Report or Publication

From facts to action, learn how starting a difficult conversation can make a difference in the workplace.

How to Make Diversity and Inclusion Real

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This Harvard Business article opens your eyes and your mind to how incorporating diversity and inclusion in the workplace isn’t an end goal but a journey. Get inspired and on the right path with concepts one CEO incorporated to improve diversity and inclusion in his workforce.

Global Affairs Canada – Centre for Intercultural Learning

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Learn to better understand other cultures with Country Insights’ bank of information. Navigate through topics from communication styles to motivating colleagues and a variety of other intercultural questions from both Canadian and local perspectives.

Editable Wellness Poster (Sandbox)

Worksheet or Template

Don’t reinvent the wheel! Use this editable poster to tell your friends and colleagues about a wellness initiative in your school or jurisdiction or to promote wellness or The Sandbox through an orientation or other package.

Local Action: Creating Health Promoting Schools

Worksheet or Template

Act local and see world-wide involvement thanks to this World Health Organization document. Use these worksheets to identify health issues in your school and community and the steps to take towards improvement, planning and implementing health initiatives.

Canada's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines

eBook

It’s out with the old and in with the new as research findings are moving towards the integration of movement behaviours throughout the day. Being healthy is more than just being active, it’s also about reducing sedentary time. The Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Handbook outlines how Canadians of all ages can get active and stay healthy through easy-to-accomplish daily suggestions.

Mental Health Meter (CMHA)

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In order to look after yourself to the best of your ability you need to know where you stand. The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Meter assesses different aspects of mental health and strives to help you better understand your strengths and potential weaknesses. All with an eye to help position you to effectively manage all of life’s ups and downs.

Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour

eBook

This is big news you shouldn’t take a seat for. This publication from the Canadian Alliance of Sustainable Health Care provides employers with examples of organizational approaches and programs for how to effectively promote physical activity and reduce sedentary habits in the workplace.

Alberta Blue Cross: Workplace Wellness Online

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This site is an excellent starting point for Alberta employers of any size looking to take steps toward workplace wellness promotion. Check out their handy toolkits, tools and tips covering the full scope of workplace wellness.

Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines (CSEP)

Report or Publication

Get the basics with this Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology one-pager. This brief information sheet gets to the point and outlines the recommended physical activity guidelines along with potential health benefits and ideas for how to get active.

Mental Health Works Resources

Report or Publication

Since the effects of mental illness transcend people and places, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Mental Health Works offers a range of resources designed to support good mental health in the workplace and facilitate proper care for employees.

Canadian Men's Health Foundation: YouCheck

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If you’re not into an annual checkup, the least you can do is check your health yourself. This health awareness tool built specifically for men, provides results in a matter of minutes from the comfort of home. The provision of this health assessment is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’s health.

CDC's School Wellness Policy

Report or Publication

Meet your school jurisdiction’s unique needs through a wellness policy. Use these resources to establish policies built around the recommended guidelines for physical activity and nutrition.

Healthy Canadians Website

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The Healthy Canadians website provides information from the Government of Canada to various consumers on food and nutrition, healthy living, Canada's Food Guide, health and consumer products, diseases and conditions, aboriginal health, science and research, in addition to other topics. Basically, if you can think of it, they have too and have got you covered.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Employee Interests & Willingness Survey

Worksheet or Template

Build a wellness program by the people for the people with a survey. Use this ASEBP template as is or as a starting point to build your own employee wellness survey so you can find out what your employees are interested in and what they would like to see in wellness program.

Why Workplace Mental Health Matters (CMHA)

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See for yourself how to build a psychologically safe and healthy workplace through the perspective of a leader. This Canadian Mental Health Association video offers an in-depth look at how mental health in the workplace impacts various aspects of the work environment and how “good health leads to good business” thanks to lower medical costs, lower absenteeism and higher productivity.

Working Through It: A Leaders Guide (and accompanying videos)

Report or Publication

Working Through It is a resource for individuals as much as it is an education tool for management and employee leaders. Through videos and printable resources, these practical coping strategies can be used in a number of ways as a cost-effective and time-efficient means of supporting your workplace, colleagues and self.

Working Through It ™ - Video Series

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Working Through It helps you navigate through the world of uncertainty. Your “what ifs” and “how can Is” are addressed by real people who share their experiences of working through times of mental health pressures at work, off work and returning to work. Best of all, the short video clips answer specific questions so you can watch them all or choose the ones most relevant to you.

Healthy Work Environment Infographic

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PLACE Research Lab’s handy infographic breaks down the realities of today’s work environments so that we can work towards a healthy balance that supports employees.

Smoking Cessation in the Workplace: A Guide to Helping Your Employees Quit Smoking

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The Government of Canada gets to the point with the Why, Who and What of quitting smoking in the workplace with information and resources for both employers and employees.

Note: Also available in French.

Alberta Health Services Healthy Schools Rubric

Worksheet or Template

If anyone was to know anything about rubrics, it would be those in the education system. Use this rubric worksheet as a basis to evaluate your wellness program’s progress and determine which aspects of the program require improvement or focus.

CANRISK: The Canadian Diabetes Risk Questionnaire

Worksheet or Template

Find out if you are at a higher risk of having diabetes with this short questionnaire. Knowing your risks can encourage you to make healthier choices which in turn may reduce your risk or even prevent you from developing diabetes in the future.

Best Practice Guideline for Workplace Health & Safety During Pandemic Influenza

Report or Publication

How do you fight pandemic influenza head on? With a plan! Learn how to manage workplace health and safety standards, employer responsibilities, how to eliminate and control hazards and anything else you’ve thought of—and haven’t—when dealing with contagion.

Healthy School Planner

Worksheet or Template

The Joint Consortium for School Health’s questionnaires help wellness organizers determine where efforts need to be focused within the context of a school environment. You’ll get answers to questions like “how to” and “what’s next” when you assess your school, establish steps for moving forward and chart your progress on your journey to wellness.

Ever Active Staff Wellness: Walk the Talk

Worksheet or Template

Learn the ins and outs of wellness with your colleagues as you each reflect on your own health through the five dimensions of wellness. Learn and share strategies and practices to staying well in this “inside-out” approach to wellness.

Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

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This has everything you need all in one place. With just one click you’ll find mental health resources, regional health data, the concepts and framework behind the notion of Comprehensive School Health and so much more.

Fit Directory.ca

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Bring fitness to your workplace with this searchable, online directory. With this tool you’ll be able to find a qualified fitness professional—that meets or exceeds provincial and national standards—to support your workplace wellness programs or activities. And as if that wasn’t enough, this website also offers a variety of articles about starting or maintaining healthy, active lifestyles.

AlbertaQuits

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There’s more to quitting smoking than just butting out. AlbertaQuits is here to support you no matter the stage you’re in on your smoking cessation journey whether it be making the initial decision, assistance for staying on track or dealing with setbacks. AlbertaQuits is more than just a resource—it’s a community.

UWalk

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UWALK is about taking (literal) steps towards improving your health. UWALK aims to help Albertans find their stride and support them moving forward on their path to wellness through walking. Use their tools and resources to help you and your colleagues get started and stay motivated—and moving—through any form of physical activity.

Physical Activity at Work

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Get working on your health at work! This collection of resources describes the health and productivity benefits of integrating physical activity in the workplace and ideas and steps for implementing changes.

Workplace Healthy Eating Challenge

Worksheet or Template

Challenge yourself and your colleagues to eat better with the Healthy Eating Challenge toolkit. This challenge is a great team-building activity, a fun and engaging way to promote healthy eating and a great means of introducing small, but significant, changes to your diet through its weekly challenge themes.

How to build effective wellness programs

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Learn how the development of wellness programs tailored to the medical/health demographics of an organization are the building blocks for an effective wellness program. With ideas for implementation, handling potential barriers and winning over the support of management, you’ll be able to build up a wellness program to its full potential.

Healthy U Food Checker

Worksheet or Template

Check yourself before you wreck yourself—with unhealthy foods. Use the "food checker" to compare food items and get recommendations based off of Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide. This tool can be used to encourage staff awareness around food labels, portion sizes and making healthy food choices.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Committee of Wellness Checklist

Worksheet or Template

Find out what you need to do and when it’s due with this ASEBP template. Use this to capture key information for your wellness committee all in one place.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Vision and Mission Template

Worksheet or Template

See no vision, hear no mission, speak no statement. Okay, maybe our philosophy isn’t the best but that doesn’t mean yours can’t be. Use this template to shape your wellness program vision and mission in order to better support your employee workplace wellness initiatives.

Not Myself Today

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You may not be yourself today, but you’re not alone. The Not Myself Today campaign helps organizations achieve a better understanding of one’s own mental health, reduction in mental health stigma and a safe, open and supportive work environment. Participating organizations receive support, tools and resources to educate and engage all employees around this very important issue.

Alberta Blue Cross Workplace Wellness Toolkit

Report or Publication

This toolkit is understanding, reassuring, motivating, helpful and by the sounds of its description, your new best friend. It identifies the steps towards initiating a workplace wellness initiative with detailed examples for each step along the way.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Mind Mapping

Worksheet or Template

Collect your thoughts so that you can branch out ideas. This mind mapping tool captures your braining storming activities for your wellness initiative and helps outline your plan of action.

Workplace Physical Activity. Got 10 minutes?

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Since you spend most of your week at work, why not make the best of it? From walking meetings to office activity buddies, ParticipACTION has tips for how to fit in sessions of physical activity in the workplace with as little as 10 minutes.

Healthy Lunches/Snacks For Work

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Learn how to pack a healthy lunch for work by “loving your leftovers” and making sandwiches fun by swapping just a few ingredients.

4STAR Food Environment

Website

For star—ters (see what I did there?), why wouldn’t you get in on a program that leads to healthier staff, reduced cost, improved organizational performance and let’s not forget, is easy! Designed to promote staff-led, healthy eating in the workplace, the 4STAR website provides employers with a toolkit to empower staff in their journey towards healthy eating.

Guide for Choosing School Health Resources

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With so many health resources, how do you decide which to pursue? Well the answer is, strangely enough, with yet another resource. This Alberta Heath Services guide will help you choose a school health and wellness resource by addressing four key questions through their pillars of comprehensive school health.

Workplace Wellness Programs Study

Report or Publication

Get the inside scoop on the benefits, impact, role of financial incentives, and key facilitators of workplace wellness programs with this study.

What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?

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Like an ice cream sundae, this article is filled with fun on every layer. From the benefits of employee wellness programs for both employees and the organization to their self-identified six essential pillars of a successful wellness program for all organizations regardless of size, this Harvard Business Review article is quite the treat!

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Wellness Programs

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Yes, this guide is as intense as it sounds! With countless body, diet, mind, environment, and contest tips at your disposal to either start or improve a workplace wellness program, you’ll want to do it all.

Workplace Wellness Toolkit

Worksheet or Template

A selection of worksheets and templates for any—and no, we really do mean any—stage of planning and developing a workplace wellness program.

Let's Make Our Day Harder

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Learn how (literally) taking that extra mile may make your day harder but your life easier in the long run.

Healthy Eating Starts Here

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Healthy Eating Starts Here: Steps to a Healthier You helps Albertans stop bad habits by starting a good (and healthy) routine. This website will help you understand what it means to eat healthy and how to make personal changes in your eating habits wherever you live, work, learn or play.

Idea Readiness Tool

Report or Publication

Get ready for a tool that helps wellness champions understand their school community's level of willingness for adopting new ideas, offers strategies for taking action and most of all, conveniently named.

23 and ½ hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

Video

Since the single best thing you can do for your health takes about nine minutes to explain, we’ll let the full 30 minutes of physical activity you should be doing daily slide for today. Just make sure to check out this Doctor/Professor’s video on how important and beneficial these 30 minutes actually are.

9 Ideas to Kick Start Staff Wellness

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Programs and practical tools that can be used in schools to implement staff wellness programs. These are effortless ideas with lasting effects.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Operation of Plan and Action

Worksheet or Template

This ASEBP tool is so easy that it makes you forget that you’re actually accomplishing something. With this you can be sure you’ve captured your plans for each of the activities you offer by summarizing who is involved, how the activity will be communicated, supported and evaluated, and more.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Wellness Program Evaluation

Worksheet or Template

Find out what’s working and what’s not by using this ASEBP template for your annual Wellness Program evaluation survey. Feel free to leave the template as is or make it work for you by customizing it to meet your needs.

Savour Healthy Eating

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“The bigger, the better” doesn’t apply to Homewood Health’s take on Nutrition Month. Their “100 meal journey” is about making small—but healthier—changes to every meal with the big goal of creating lasting results. This kit has essential information and guidelines to support healthier food choices and is great for promoting nutritional wellness in the workplace.

CDC's Writing Good Goals and SMART Objectives Tutorials

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Smart goals are good goals. Thanks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's tool you can learn the criteria for writing a goal that’s concrete, achievable and most of all, SMART.

Pour une alimentation sainet et savoureuse

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Mars est le Mois de la nutrition et Homewood Santé encourage chacun de vous à participer à des activités portant sur le thème de cette année : Le défi des 100 repas. Faites de petits changements, un repas à la fois. Cette campagne vise à vous fournir de l’information et des conseils afin de vous aider à améliorer la qualité de votre alimentation et à diminuer les quantités consommées. La trousse ci-jointe vous inspirera des idées pour faire de petits changements et des stratégies pour faire en sorte que ces changements durent.

Je ne me reconnais pas

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La campagne Je ne me reconnais pas aide les entreprises et les organismes à atteindre plusieurs buts dont avoir une meilleure compréhension de sa propre santé mentale, réduire la stigmatisation et favoriser des milieux de travail sûrs, ouverts et favorables. En participant à la campagne, les entreprises et les organismes reçoivent du soutien, des outils et des ressources pour informer et mobiliser tous leurs employés par rapport à cet important enjeu.

Renoncement au tabac en milieu de travail: Un guide pour aider vos employés à cesser de fumer

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Santé Canada offre un guide qui s'adresse aux employeurs et aux autres personnes qui favorisent la santé en milieu de travail. Il offre de la documentation pratique et précise les raisons pour lesquelles les milieux de travail devraient participer aux effort des employés et les aider à réduire leur consommation de tabac ou à cesser de fumer.

Centre d'information bilingue sure les services en français disponibles en Alberta

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Le site web vous permet de recherchez des services francophones offerts en Alberta, de créer votre profil, d'ajouter de nouveaux services, de partager vos services favoris et de participer aux discussions du forum (1-888-580-Allô).

Directives canadiennes en matière d'activité physique

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Obtenez les directives canadiennes en matière d'activité physique et de comportement sédentaire.

La santé mentale au travail

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La santé mentale au travail est un programme de l'Association canadienne pour la santé mentale (ACSM) visant à renforcer les capacités au sein des milieux de travail canadiens, afin de remédier efficacement aux nombreux problèmes liés à la santé mentale en milieu de travail.

CANRISK: Questionnaire canadien sur le risque de diabète

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Questionnaire qui aide à determiné si un individuel est à risque de dévelopé du prédiabète ou du diabète de type 2. 

ParticipACTION

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Visitez la trousse d'outils ParticipACTION pour du matériel de communication pour votre organization.

Protégeons la santé mentale au travail

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Un ensemble exhaustif de ressources uniques et gratuites, conçues pour protéger et promouvoir la santé et la sécurité psychologique en milieu de travail.

L'activité physique à l'ouvrage

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Améliorez votre lieu de travail en incorporant l'activité physique à la journée de travail.

Le planificateur des écoles en santé

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Le Planificateur des écoles en santé (PES) est un outil gratuit que les écoles canadiennes peuvent utiliser pour évaluer la santé à l'école et élaborer un plan pour l'améliorer

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