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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5 Steps to a Healthy School Community

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Even in these tough times, there's lots of momentum around school wellness. Alberta Health Services offers a five-step process for creating and fostering a healthy school community. 

Healthy School Policy Toolkit

Website

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.

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.

Ergonomics Checklist for Home or Work

Worksheet or Template

Proper ergonomics are crucial for ensuring a comfortable work environment—which is why we’ve compiled this checklist to help you improve your home workstation setup. While you might not be able to implement all of these, even a few small changes can make a big difference!

ASEBP and You: A Partnership in Wellness

Report or Publication

ASEBP has a team of workplace wellness consultants that want to help YOU on your workplace wellness journey—check out this resource to read all about who they are, what they do and how they do it. Oh, and how to get in touch with them, of course!

School Employee Wellness Resources During COVID-19

Report or Publication

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted all of us, requiring us to make changes to how we work, live and play. In an effort to support your health and well-being throughout this pandemic, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you, all aligned with the eight Dimensions of Wellness. This list is designed to help you find and access the support you might need as we navigate these complicated times together.

ASEBP It Takes a Village

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You’ve likely heard the adage ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. But these days, you may need to lean on your ‘village’ of support and caring to help you navigate life’s ups and downs. Visit asebp.ca/mentalhealth for ASEBP benefit information and community mental health supports. Watch the video and download the posters (below) to share in your workplace or school.

Your 5 W's

Worksheet or Template

We are far more likely to stay motivated and find meaning in our work when we are intentional with our time and energy. Use this activity to reflect on what inspires your team's passion to do their work and how they bring their sense of purpose to the workplace.

Strength Finder

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Every person has their own set of talents and skills. Lead your team through this guided activity to learn more about each other's strengths and how to leverage them as a team.

Resilience Builder

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If you work out, you know that strength-training builds muscle mass and strength. And the same is true for your resilience! Use this activity to help your team develop its resilience and brainstorm ideas for coping in challenging situations.

Positive Reframing

Worksheet or Template

Positive reframing is when we reconsider our thoughts in a helpful light. Lead your team through this reflective activity and explore a situation using positive reframing and, where possible, look for opportunities to turn lemons into lemonade!

Exploring Interaction Styles

Worksheet or Template

Learn more about the different interaction styles and change your approach to interacting with coworkers, students, and families--or even your loved ones! 

Dimensions of Wellness

Worksheet or Template

Brainstorm and discuss the different aspects of wellness while leading your team through this self-assessment to help pinpoint areas of strength and improvement.

Circle of Influence

Worksheet or Template

Through this self-reflective activity, encourage your team to focus on the things they can positively influence to develop positive coping strategies.

Circle of Appreciation

Worksheet or Template

Being recognized at work helps us feel valued and part of a larger purpose. Use this activity to bond with your team and develop a deeper understanding for each other.

Vision and Mission Template

Worksheet or Template

Use this helpful template to help your committee draft its vision and mission, as you get started on the path of developing a structure for school division workplace wellness.

Developing and Sustaining Workplace Wellness in a School Division

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Are you planning a workplace wellness initiative? You've come to the right place! Start off by looking at this guide to building sustainability into your employee wellness plans. This resource also includes how to structure your workplace wellness initiative at the school or division level, planning tips, and examples for how to create a committee terms of reference and write a wellness champion role description.

Wellness Activity Series

Worksheet or Template

We know that you're busy, so we've made it easy!

With our 10-minute wellness activities, you can grow and strengthen your own (or your team's) wellness acumen and dabble in an assortment of activities that flex the different aspects of health. 

Compassion Fatigue, Emotional Labour and Educator Burnout

Report or Publication

Working in the Alberta public school system demands emotional labour from teachers, school leaders and other education workers. In 2020, the Alberta Teachers' Association and the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan, funded a research study conducted by the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Find out more about the study results:

Together in Wellness Series

Worksheet or Template

The Together in Wellness series are supplementary pieces that have grown out of the 2020-21 ASEBP Calendar & Health Planner. Each of the monthly topics found in the Planner will now have three supporting pieces: Your Guide to Wellbeing, A Guide for Leaders and Wellness Champions and poster templates. Check back frequently as topics will be added as they become available.

Workplace Wellness for Alberta School Authorities: A Planning and Implementation Guide

Report or Publication

We know that school authority leaders play a significant role in supporting the overall development of healthy school communities. With that goal in mind, the College of Alberta School Superintendents has prepared a comprehensive and integrated workplace wellness planning and implementation guide, informed by well-being research, school partner input and well-being interviews conducted with a range of system leaders from school authorities across the province.

My Wellness Goal Planner

Worksheet or Template

Combining goal-setting with a schedule is a recipe for wellness success! This planner will help you and your team define your wellness goals and establish a strategy to help you achieve them.

Building Healthy School Communities - Online Course

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The Comprehensive School Health (CSH) Hub is a community of individuals involved in teaching, learning, and researching CSH. In partnership with Ever Active Schools and collaboration with the Werklund School of Education, an online foundational course, Building Healthy School Communities, has been created to help prepare all school community members with skills and information on how to promote and create healthy learning environments.

Catch a Few More ZZZ’s

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Promote a wide-awake workplace with this handy poster! Getting enough quality sleep can protect our mental and physical health as well as improve our quality of life, which is why it’s so important to catch a few more ZZZ’s.

ASEBP Professional Learning Support

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Are you looking for ways to support your workplace's wellness needs through professional learning opportunities? Contact ASEBP and connect with a workplace wellness consultant to discuss a strategy that best meets your needs. 

EFAP Resource Series: Fine-tuning your Finances

Report or Publication

Managing finances isn't easy, especially when unexpected expenses pop up, but with a little planning, we're confident you can get—or stay—on track. Whether you're worried about your spending habits or need a full financial makeover, find out 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.

EFAP Resource Series: Your Golden Years Await

Report or Publication

When it comes to retirement, you likely have more questions than answers—am I ready for this next chapter in life? Do I have enough money saved? Do I really want to stop working altogether? Fortunately, you don’t have to figure this all out on your own! Find out how ASEBP’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can help when it comes to getting retirement ready.

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.

Healthy Eating at Work

Website

Have you ever noticed that food’s the fastest way to gather a crowd—even in the workplace? With Alberta Health Services’ Shift to Healthy Eating at Work website, all the resources you need to make your workplace a nutrition powerhouse are at your fingertips! From tip sheets and posters to a healthy eating challenge toolkit, there’s no better way to promote healthy eating where you work.

Dimensions of Wellness Guide

Report or Publication

Wellness is about the integration of all states of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Through activities you can use in your workplace or your life, you’ll learn how each of the eight dimensions of wellness act and interact in ways that contribute to our quality of life. By focusing on keeping each aspect healthy and vibrant, you’ll witness its impact on your own wellness, that of your workplace and beyond!

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

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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.

10-Minute Wellness Activity Series: Letter to Yourself

Worksheet or Template

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: The Art of Centering

Worksheet or Template

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: 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: What’s on your Plate?

Worksheet or Template

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: Creating Social Connection

Worksheet or Template

It’s time to learn something special about your neighbour and increase your group’s social connections in the process. This is a great activity to kick-start any wellness session!

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.

Ever Active Staff Wellness: Walk the Talk

Worksheet or Template

Learn the ins and outs of wellness with your colleagues as you each reflect on your own health through the five dimensions of wellness. Learn and share strategies and practices to staying well in this 'inside-out' approach to wellness.

Happy Employees, Happy Workplace

Article

The dog is barking, the kids are fighting and you're attempting to respond to work emails while running around trying to find your left shoe. Sound familiar? Give yourself and your co-workers a hand by using this week-by-week guide as the inspiration for your next workplace wellness initiative! Find tips on healthy lifestyles, mental health awareness, eating well and corporate social responsibility—all inspired by October’s Healthy Workplace Month.

EFAP Resource Series: Lightening the Mental Health Load

Report or Publication

Not feeling like yourself and want to talk to a professional? Need immediate, hands-on support? Looking for resources to proactively support someone else’s mental well-being? No matter the situation, this resource explains how ASEBP’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can help lighten the load when it comes to mental health.

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.

EFAP Resource Series: Healthy Relationships Build Healthy Schools

Report or Publication

Maintaining healthy relationships in the workplace goes a long way to building healthy school communities—but sometimes people clash. This resource explains how ASEBP’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) can help you cope with and resolve conflicts in the workplace. Check it out so your school community can stay focused on their healthy, happy selves!

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.

EFAP Resource Series: Balancing the Give and Take of Teaching

Report or Publication

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.

The Idea Readiness Tool: Getting Great Ideas off the Ground

Report or Publication

Put the Idea Readiness Tool (IRT) into action with this handy workbook! The IRT helps wellness champs understand their school community’s level of willingness for adopting new ideas and offers strategies for taking action. This workbook includes the IRT’s checklist for assessing readiness and then takes things a step further with a space for outlining your idea.

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.

AHSCWF School Employee Wellness Webinar

Video

The Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund (AHSCWF) joins forces with ASEBP to rock your wellness world, webinar-style! ASEBP workplace wellness liaisons share an array of available resources and supports for employee and workplace wellness journeys in this 45-minute recorded webinar.

What's the benefit?

Worksheet or Template

If you’ve got ASEBP benefits, we’ve got an activity for you! Challenge yourself and your team to see how well you know what your benefit plan has to offer.

Ever Active Schools - Staff Wellness Success Stories

Website

Get inspired with success stories from school staff wellness programs across Alberta. And don’t worry, they’re not tongue twisters like that last sentence.

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.

Mindfulness Poster

Worksheet or Template

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!

Are You Sitting Too Much at Work?

Article

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.

Favoriser la santé de l'organisation

Article

Pour célébrer le mois du bienêtre en milieu de travail en octobre, ceci est un guide hebdomadaire pour promouvoir la santé et le bienêtre des employés.

AlbertaQuits

Website

There’s more to quitting smoking than just butting out. AlbertaQuits is here to support you no matter the stage you’re in on your smoking cessation journey whether it be making the initial decision, assistance for staying on track or dealing with setbacks. AlbertaQuits is more than just a resource—it’s a community.

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.

Alberta Blue Cross Workplace Wellness Toolkit

Report or Publication

This toolkit is understanding, reassuring, motivating, helpful and by the sounds of its description, your new best friend. It identifies the steps towards initiating a workplace wellness initiative with detailed examples for each step along the way.

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.

9 Ideas to Kick Start Staff Wellness

Article

Programs and practical tools that can be used in schools to implement staff wellness programs. These are effortless ideas with lasting effects.

Savour Healthy Eating

Article

“The bigger, the better” doesn’t apply to Homewood Health’s take on Nutrition Month. Their “100 meal journey” is about making small—but healthier—changes to every meal with the big goal of creating lasting results. This kit has essential information and guidelines to support healthier food choices and is great for promoting nutritional wellness in the workplace.

Pour une alimentation sainet et savoureuse

Article

Mars est le Mois de la nutrition et Homewood Santé encourage chacun de vous à participer à des activités portant sur le thème de cette année : Le défi des 100 repas. Faites de petits changements, un repas à la fois. Cette campagne vise à vous fournir de l’information et des conseils afin de vous aider à améliorer la qualité de votre alimentation et à diminuer les quantités consommées. La trousse ci-jointe vous inspirera des idées pour faire de petits changements et des stratégies pour faire en sorte que ces changements durent.

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