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

Ressources en français

Health Assessments

Your committee is a high-functioning study in perfection? Fantastic, now get them to work! This step will help your committee choose what types of holistic initiatives to plan based on the needs and wants of your co-workers. Health assessments can be anything from an informal survey to formal tests conducted by a health professional. No matter what the approach, the health assessments found here will all get you the information you need to confidently move on to the next step. 

Directives canadiennes en matière d'activité physique

eBook

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

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Website

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

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.

Stratégies sur le Stress

Website

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

Website

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.

Workplace Health and Well-Being Sample Survey

Website

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.

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

Website

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

Worksheet or Template

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

Worksheet or Template

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

Website

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

Other

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.

Sondage sur la santé et le mieux-être au travail

Website

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.

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.

Mental Health Meter (CMHA)

Worksheet or Template

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.

Alberta Blue Cross: Workplace Wellness Online

Website

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.

Canadian Men's Health Foundation: YouCheck

Worksheet or Template

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.

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)

Video

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.

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

Website

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Wellness Programs

Website

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.

Healthy Eating Starts Here

Website

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.

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.

CANRISK: Questionnaire canadien sur le risque de diabète

Worksheet or Template

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

Protégeons la santé mentale au travail

Website

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

Website

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

Le planificateur des écoles en santé

Worksheet or Template

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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