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Workplace Wellness Resources

Links to workplace wellness resources around the web.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Flexible Work Arrangement

This webpage is designed to introduce employers to flexible work arrangements. It is meant to help employers recognize the benefits of implementing flexible work arrangements. This webpage provides answers to the following questions: What is meant by 'flexible work'? Why should a business consider offering flexible work arrangements? What should be considered when designing a flexible work policy? What are examples of flexible work arrangements?

Mental Health Works Issues and Solutions: Mental Health in the Workplace

From their website:An innovative resource for people who are feeling hopeless or overwhelmed with work or life. With practical insights from people who have worked through it to feel better and cope more effectively. Work Through It offers: practical strategies to assist in coping and surviving through tough times; an understanding of the struggle and how to overcome it; professionals offering their expertise on navigating existing systems; and printable resources that offer straightforward and practical approaches.

Your Workplace Magazine
Your Workplace Magazine Award winning Your Workplace magazine delivers thoughtful, provocative and informative articles aimed at busy working individuals. It informs and entertains readers with topics of relevance to their work and personal lives. Your Workplace provides everyday solutions for workplace concerns and solutions for balancing life and work. Readers trust the content as 96% permanently keep or share their copy. Live healthy. Work smart. Your Workplace.
Institute for Cultural Productivity (i4cp) Newsletter: TrendWatchers
A weekly mailing that touches on hot topics in the workforce productivity field. New issues every Friday.
Conference Board of Canada - reports
Library of reports, with a good number focused on the workplace, e.g. Literacy and Workplace Safety. (NB: nany of the reports are only available to Canadians.)
American Journal of Health Promotion
The first peer-reviewed publication devoted exclusively to health promotion. Goals are to: provide a Forum for the many diverse disciplines that contribute to health promotion, and to reduce the gap between health promotion research and practice by delivering the most current and relevant research in the field while addressing its practical application.
Working Well magazine
Working Well is published for corporate managers who are responsible for creating and sustaining a healthy workplace for their employees. We provide information and ideas that will help readers create healthier working environments and achieve the resulting advantages for their companies.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders
From their website: Musculoskeletal disorders account for 40% all lost-time claims in Ontario workplaces. What are you doing to control hazards that could lead to MSDs in your workplace? The MSD Prevention Series provides you with information, effective approaches and tools for reducing the risk of MSDs in your workplace.
Benefits Canada: HIV/AIDS in the Workplace
A resource publication detailing how workplaces can accommodate and deal with employees who have HIV/AIDS. This resource guides employers on how to be understanding and sensitive towards this health issue in the workplace enabling employees to stay healthy, reduce sick leaves, and continue to be productive and valuable employees.
The Road to Recovery: A guidebook to living and working with cancer by Benefits Canada
A new resource guide for employees. This resource contains information on cancer treatment, side effects, workplace support, disability leave, drug coverage and return-to-work strategies. This comprehensive guidebook will shed light on this complex subject.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is a Canadian federal government agency, which serves to support the vision of eliminating all Canadian work-related illnesses and injuries. Find workplace health and safety information in Canada, with links to reliable resources from CCOHS. Conveniently access informative articles, databases, fact sheets, research reports, and more, free of charge.
The Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA)
IAPA is a health and safety organization that is dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness, working for improvement in the health and safety performance of our member firms. IAPA also provides an array of resources to help workplaces deal with and prevent unsafe working conditions.
Ontario Women's Directorate (OWD) Workplaces That Work: Creating A Workplace Culture that Attracts, Retains and Promotes Women
From their website: A resource detailing a business case for creating workplaces that works for women and, by extension, all employees and employers. It features examples of successful strategies from across Canada for effective workplaces and explores the bottom-line results that can be achieved by employment leaders when they commit to creating workplace cultures that attract and retain skilled women.
Public Health Agency of Canada Wife Abuse: A Workplace Issue: A Guide for Change
A guide about wife abuse for individuals in the workplace who want to make a difference. This guide focuses on the needs of women who are abused physically, emotionally, or sexually by their partners in intimate relationships. This resource gives some direction and encouragement to help people get started without feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of the issue. The training ideas, the handouts and the resources in this manual are intended to begin the process of raising awareness about the issue of wife abuse and its impact on the workplace.
Service Canada Work Sharing

This webpage has information about what work-sharing is. It also provides information on which employers qualify to apply for the work-sharing program and how they can go about applying for the program.

From their website: Work-Sharing is an adjustment program designed to help employers and workers avoid temporary layoffs when there is a reduction in the normal level of business activity that is beyond the control of the employer. The measure provides income support to workers eligible for Employment Insurance benefits who are willing to work a temporarily reduced work-week.
Canadian Cancer Society Workplace Wellness Toolkit
From their website: The Workplace Wellness Tool Kit was created by the Canadian Cancer Society – New Brunswick Division in support of providing information and educating the public on the prevention, risk reduction and early detection of cancer. The Tool Kit was designed to provide ideas for workplaces in the areas of awareness, skill building and supportive work environment and is meant as a ‘stand-alone’ tool (specific to cancer) for those working in the area of Workplace Wellness.
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