Want to be a workplace wellness champion?
You've come to the right place!
Your employees are your organization's most valuable asset. Helping them stay healthy keeps your organization healthy—with reduced absenteeism due to illness, and increased productivity due to better health. So promoting workplace wellness is one of best investments you can make as an employer.
So what is workplace wellness, and where to begin?
Workplace wellness is essentially any workplace health promotion activity or organizational practice or policy designed to support healthy behavior in your workplace. It can range from simply allowing time for exercise or providing on-site kitchen and eating areas and healthy food options to health education, on-site medical screenings or weight management programs.
The concept of workplace wellness may seem overwhelming and costly, but it doesn't need to be! This site is designed as a starting point to support Alberta employers who are ready to take steps toward promoting workplace wellness. Whether you want to start small or go big, we hope you'll find this site to be a useful—and practical–resource.
Please check back often, as we will be updating this site on a regular basis. We also welcome you to e-mail your comments and suggestions.
Why a workplace wellness web site?
This web site is intended as a one-stop shop for any Alberta employer with an interest in workplace wellness. Whether you have three employees or thousands, we hope you'll find useful ideas that you can put into practice in your workplace.
The concept for this site arose during planning for the Best Practices in Workplace Wellness seminar held in September 2013 in conjunction with the Alberta International Symposium on Wellness sponsored by Alberta Health and Alberta Blue Cross®.