Structure of Leadership Support

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

Committee of Wellness

Steps and resources for creating or maintaining a wellness committee.

Health Assessments

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

Outline of Plan and Action

Strategic planning of initiatives.

Operation of Plan and Action

Turning your plans into actions.

Learning and Progressing

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

Other Resources

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Committee of Wellness

Oh the committee! It can be a thing of beauty when it’s done right. When developing your committee, make sure you’ve got the right people doing the right jobs and that you’re clear about expectations and goals. Happy committee, happy…well…you get it. Here you'll find useful templates to develop committee structure and roles as well as ideas for where to start with new committee initiatives.

10-Minute Wellness Activity Series: Taking a Daily Vacation

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Kick your team’s happiness meters up a notch by encouraging them to take a daily vacation! This activity helps participants find ways to take a short break every day to reflect, 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: Self Care A-Z

Worksheet or Template

Brainstorm and discuss an alphabetical array of self-care practices with this team activity, and help participants explore the many forms self-care takes.

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: Letter to Yourself

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Not all love letters have to come from others! In this activity, participants can practice self-compassion, and enjoy its benefits, by writing a letter to themselves from a loved one’s perspective.

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 Art of Centering

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Sometimes you just need to take a breather, which is what this activity is all about! Get your whole team together or take a moment alone to focus on using your breath to relax your body and mind.

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: Time Quadrants

Worksheet or Template

Set priorities so you can do more of the things you want to! Based on Stephen Covey’s method of setting priorities, this self-reflective activity encourages you and your team to categorize the activities you do every day, and then reorganize them so you have more time for the things that are really important to you.

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: Looking Forward

Worksheet or Template

Change and fear of the unknown can easily become a barrier to our happiness. Through this self-reflective activity, participants are encouraged to imagine their lives in different ways for a safe exploration of choices and change.

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: Values Exploration

Worksheet or Template

Living a happy life is easier when our actions are in line with our values and goals. Lead your team through this self-reflective activity where you will identify ways to more closely align your actions with the goals and values most important to you.

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: Loathe it or Love it

Worksheet or Template

Use this activity to help your team uncover all the things within their day that energize and exhaust them—then focus on the love and leave behind the loathe!

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: 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: Glad Minute

Worksheet or Template

With this activity, it’ll only take a minute—a “Glad Minute,” that is—to have your whole team basking in the glow of gratitude. All you need is a pen, paper and a timer!

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: Gratitude Tree

Worksheet or Template

Create your own gratitude tree and see wellness bloom in your 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: Three Things

Worksheet or Template

Participants in this activity can reflect and express small things they’re thankful for that impact their personal well-being in big ways. Best of all, doing this is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Healthy Work Environment Infographic

Worksheet or Template

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.

Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

Website

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.

Physical Activity at Work

Website

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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