Celebrating Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month
October’s not just the month of witches and pumpkins—it’s also Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month. Workplaces across Canada will be taking part in initiatives and activities to encourage a healthy workplace.
Initially set in motion in 2001, with the introduction of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Week, the program was eventually extended to give workplaces more time to plan, promote, and execute programs and activities for their employees.
Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month aims to:
- Increase awareness of the need for a comprehensive approach to workplace health in Canada
- Provide healthy workplace tools, resources and best practice examples
- Increase the number of healthy workplaces in Canada
The theme for October 2015 is Healthy Workplace Essentials: Educate, Engage, Empower and Evaluate. Organizations can register at healthyworkplacemonth.ca, and then each week you’ll receive ideas to help make positive change in the workplace.
Check out the following helpful articles and resources on workplace wellness: