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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Other Resources

Looking for a health and wellness resource that doesn’t fit snugly into any of the SCHOOL formula categories? You’ve landed in the right place.

Action on Smoking and Health’s School Board Resource Hub

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Want a one-stop-shop for all the resources you may need when it comes to tobacco prevention and policies? Well, here it is! Included among the resources are a sample school smoking policy, fact sheets about everything from hookah smoking to e-cigarettes and even a handy list of the tobacco policies in school jurisdictions throughout the province.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Getting Active with the MOVE Program

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An Edmonton-based primary care network is using their innovative MOVE program to get their patients…well, moving. MOVE is a free, community-based program that allows patients to get physically active right next to their family physician and a kinesiologist—a pretty cool concept, if you ask us!

EFAP Resource Series: Balancing the Give and Take of Teaching

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When it comes to having busy schedules, teachers take the cake. With the multitude of responsibilities, it can be challenging for them to manage both their personal and professional lives. This resource explains how ASEBP’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can help!

About the series: Through this series, we’ll explore all the ways ASEBP’s EFAP can help with everyday situations—from quitting smoking to dealing with workplace conflict, we’ll cover it all. Note that these resources apply only to ASEBP covered members and employer groups as part of ASEBP’s EFAP.

Stretches to Improve Posture

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It’s not a stretch for us to say that good posture is within your reach (see what we did there?). Straighten Up Alberta has put together a simple program that walks you through various stretches for improving your posture—try printing a copy for your workplace’s lunchroom so everyone can take advantage!

Wellness Poster Series—Customizable Versions

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Looking for a way to dip your toes in the world of workplace wellness? Look no further. With this new batch of customizable posters based on the dimensions of wellness, input your own workplace wellness information, challenges or inspiration—or highlight events happening in your community. Inspiration will pour out like water and will have you diving right in in no time!

Wellness Poster Series

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Looking for a way to dip your toes in the world of workplace wellness? Look no further. With this new batch of posters, touching upon every dimension of wellness, inspiration will pour out like water and will have you diving right in in no time!

Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Resources

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Let’s get physical, physical…through expert-approved physical activity, that is! The Alberta Centre for Active Living provides a curated collection of physical activity and sedentary behaviour resources that you can navigate by using simple filters—search by category, type of resource or search term. To really benefit from these resources, we strongly encourage the use of neon headbands and leg warmers!

Addressing Impairment in the Workplace

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Thinking about opioid abuse and the legalization of recreational cannabis? These evolving issues bring with them an important consideration—impairment in the workplace. This handy two-pager outlines best practices for addressing substance-related impairment at work through developing and updating your organizational policies.

Workplace Financial Literacy

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Do you and your team have money on the mind—and not in a fun, singing your favourite lyric sort of way? Fortunately, with this assortment of free programs and resources from the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, you can help your colleagues manage a major source of stress by encouraging, sharing and integrating financial wellness tools and practices into your workplace.

Money Management Worksheets

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Get your money's worth—not by spending, but by managing it instead! With the Chartered Professional Accounts of Canada, managing your money has been made easy thanks to worksheets and budgets for every type of saver.

What is Daily Physical Activity?

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You know that daily physical activity is important, but what does it look like? This handy infographic from the Alberta Centre for Active Living breaks down the dimensions of physical activity and includes definitions and examples that will help you recognize the variety of ways to incorporate more movement into your day.

Affiche pleine présence

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Vous souhaitez débuter votre rencontre du personnel ou même votre journée à l’école ou au bureau du bon pied? Ne cherchez plus! L’affiche « corps, esprit, énergie » d’ASEBP vous permettra d’assurer pleine présence.

Eat Smart Meet Smart

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Aside from the opportunity to generate great ideas, meetings can also be a chance to eat great food. Learn how to ensure your meeting food is just as good as it is healthy and have participants be as alert, productive and engaged as possible.

Benefits of Active Transportation

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Get where you want to be—literally—and physically with active transportation! Check out the facts and learn the benefits of active transportation for you personally and in your community.

Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks: Is it an effective physical activity intervention?

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Outdoor fitness equipment in public parks is an innovative strategy that has been shown to be successful across the globe, but how do these parks play out in our own backyards? WellSpring takes a deeper look into this phenomenon to learn if this idea hit it out of the park here in Alberta and the benefits of these as low-cost ideas for wellness initiatives.

Mindfulness Poster

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Looking for a grounding way to begin a staff meeting or even your day at the school, office or in the classroom? Look no further! Pull up the ASEBP Body, Mind and Energy poster and take attendance in a whole new way!

Office Ergonomics: Key to Health and Safety in the Workplace

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It turns out that much like an actual key, the right fit for your body doesn’t require any extra fidgeting or moving to make work. You can unlock the key factor in any organizational health and safety program and help ensure improved health overall and reduce repetitive strain injuries by learning how to adjust your workspace so that it fits you rather than you trying to fit it.

Are You Sitting Too Much at Work?

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You don’t have to break a sweat in order to be healthier—you just have to break the routine! With the health issues of prolonged sitting on the rise, it’s important that people make an effort to (literally) be on the rise too. Check out these tips on finding easy ways to incorporate additional movement during your workday.

Aboriginal Human Resource Council – Inclusion Continuum

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There’s nowhere to go but up when you’re talking about inclusion. The Aboriginal Human Resource Councils’ Workplace Inclusion System helps companies by addressing the organizational competencies needed to achieve successful and engaged relationships with Indigenous people, businesses and communities.

HR Council – Supporting Employees with Disabilities (Diversity at Work)

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As a wellness champion, you want a superhero team behind you. So why not tap into a potential source of employees that may have the skills you’re looking for, but are often underemployed? Learn how to assemble the best of the best by making sure that your workplace is accommodating to all.

HR Council – Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Work Environment (Diversity at Work)

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Achieving an inclusive and supportive workplace is one thing, but retention is a whole other ballgame. To make sure that your team is number one, refer to this toolkit for resources and ideas on how to embrace diversity in the workplace.

How to Resolve Human Rights Complaints in the Workplace

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Use the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s resources to develop strategies, anti-discrimination policies, complaint resolution procedures and ongoing education programs in your workplace.

Building LGBT-Inclusive Workplaces: Engaging Organizations and Individuals in Change

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This report demonstrates how creating LGBT-inclusive workplaces can benefit all employees by implementing diversity and inclusion programs, policies, and practices and broader talent management programs. Get started on building a team, organization and future everyone can be proud of!

How to Make Diversity and Inclusion Real

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This Harvard Business article opens your eyes and your mind to how incorporating diversity and inclusion in the workplace isn’t an end goal but a journey. Get inspired and on the right path with concepts one CEO incorporated to improve diversity and inclusion in his workforce.

Global Affairs Canada – Centre for Intercultural Learning

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Learn to better understand other cultures with Country Insights’ bank of information. Navigate through topics from communication styles to motivating colleagues and a variety of other intercultural questions from both Canadian and local perspectives.

Editable Wellness Poster (Sandbox)

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Don’t reinvent the wheel! Use this editable poster to tell your friends and colleagues about a wellness initiative in your school or jurisdiction or to promote wellness or The Sandbox through an orientation or other package.

Centre d'information bilingue sure les services en français disponibles en Alberta

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