Welcome to Wellness: Celebrating Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

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October is our time to Celebrate It at U of T, our annual tri-campus celebration of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, which features events and activities to support staff in maintaining and improving their wellness at the University.

The wellness initiatives taking place this October include mental health, fitness, parenting, and financial management programming, as well as lunchtime walks. It also includes the fabled 10,000 Steps Challenge that encourages staff to sneak more steps into their day for the chance to win a free team lunch. Browse the October 2019 calendar for more information on the wellness offerings across all three campuses.

“Workplace health promotion is about more than preventing illness, injuries and accidents,” says Teresa Scannell, Integrated Wellness Consultant, HR & Equity. “It’s a positive approach to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of an organization and its employees.”

The Integrated Wellness initiative, launched this July, will address the full spectrum of staff wellness needs, and enhances the coordination, collaboration and communication of wellness programs across U of T services and systems.

For announcements of events and programs to support your wellness, including campus tours and walks, Academy of Well-Being talks by faculty, Steps Challenges, and Healthy Workplace events, please subscribe to the Wellness at U of T listserv.

The Integrated Wellness initiative welcomes input through consultation meetings, focus groups and surveys about how to enhance our staff wellness offerings at U of T. Contact Teresa Scannell, Integrated Wellness Consultant, at t.scannell@utoronto.ca to find out about how you can get more involved with wellness.

More information on about staff wellness at U of T is available on the HR & Equity website.