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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Structure of Leadership Support

As with most things, the first step is usually the toughest. But when getting a workplace wellness program off the ground, the first step—starting at the top—is critical. Supportive leaders will set the groundwork for a strong wellness committee so start by setting clear goals and defined roles for leadership—nail this and you’re off to a great start. Resources here include information on ROI, employee wellness definitions and program examples. 

School Mental Health ASSIST

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Promoting mentally healthy schools is a key piece of the healthy school community puzzle—and it just so happens that it’s also School Mental Health ASSIST’s area of expertise! Let them assist you with resources such as tip sheets on personal resiliency and supporting staff mental health and well-being. You can even zero in on the information you need quickly by using the audience, topic or type filters.

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.

Physical Activity for Decision-Makers

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Jump, jump, jump, jump around! If you’re looking for ways to integrate physical activity into your workplace, you’re about to jump for joy. This at-a-glance fact sheet provides reasons why we should all support physical activity, as well as decisions that leaders can make to incorporate it in workplace and school policies.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

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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.

The Importance of Teacher & School Staff Wellbeing

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This handy-dandy infographic will have you up to date on the facts relating to school employee wellness in no time at all! In just one page, it provides a concise overview of why teacher and school staff wellness is vitally important.

Healthy School Policy Toolkit

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If you’re looking to create, improve or maintain your healthy school community, this toolkit’s for you! It contains multiple resources—which can be used alone or in combination—to guide you in the development of best practice policies and procedures supporting a healthy school community.

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. 

The Wellness Dividend: How Employers Can Improve Employee Health and Productivity

Report or Publication

Learn how investing in employees makes them invest in you. This evidence-based report shows how investing in employee wellness has a positive impact for all involved parties and methods for how to accomplish this.

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.

ASEBP's Health Model

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A sample model of how to start the health journey. Use ASEBP's version to guide your own health model.

Building Stronger Teams: Supporting Effective Team Leaders

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A strong team starts with a strong leader. Learn how to bring out the best in yourself and your team by using these activities to successfully navigate through both the challenges and successes that may come your way. Whether you’re sailing the seas of self-awareness or manoeuvring your way through the canals of communication, you can make the sure that your (relation)ship is properly equipped on your journey to resilience.

Local Action: Creating Health Promoting Schools

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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.

Moving Ahead: Workplace Interventions to Reduce Physical Inactivity and Sedentary Behaviour

eBook

This is big news you shouldn’t take a seat for. This publication from the Canadian Alliance of Sustainable Health Care provides employers with examples of organizational approaches and programs for how to effectively promote physical activity and reduce sedentary habits in the workplace.

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.

CDC's School Wellness Policy

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Meet your school jurisdiction’s unique needs through a wellness policy. Use these resources to establish policies built around the recommended guidelines for physical activity and nutrition.

Why Workplace Mental Health Matters (CMHA)

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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.

Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

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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

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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.

How to build effective wellness programs

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Learn how the development of wellness programs tailored to the medical/health demographics of an organization are the building blocks for an effective wellness program. With ideas for implementation, handling potential barriers and winning over the support of management, you’ll be able to build up a wellness program to its full potential.

ASEBP Self-Directed Wellness Guide Vision and Mission Template

Worksheet or Template

See no vision, hear no mission, speak no statement. Okay, maybe our philosophy isn’t the best but that doesn’t mean yours can’t be. Use this template to shape your wellness program vision and mission in order to better support your employee workplace wellness initiatives.

What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?

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Like an ice cream sundae, this article is filled with fun on every layer. From the benefits of employee wellness programs for both employees and the organization to their self-identified six essential pillars of a successful wellness program for all organizations regardless of size, this Harvard Business Review article is quite the treat!

The Ultimate Guide to Employee Wellness Programs

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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.

Workplace Wellness Toolkit

Worksheet or Template

A selection of worksheets and templates for any—and no, we really do mean any—stage of planning and developing a workplace wellness program.

Idea Readiness Tool

Report or Publication

Get ready for a tool that helps wellness champions understand their school community's level of willingness for adopting new ideas, offers strategies for taking action and most of all, conveniently named.

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.

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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