About Health Promotion

About Health Promotion

We inform, engage, support, and connect members of the University of Waterloo community to build capacity for health promotion and wellness.

Our Guiding Principles

  • We recognize that we are a part of the bigger health system, in which we appreciate a holistic view of health and wellness (e.g. physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual). 

  • We understand and work towards addressing systemic barriers for individuals to achieve their highest level of health. 

  • We value research & evidence-informed practice so that we make decisions based upon the needs of the UW community. 

  • We will incorporate planning and evaluation into all of our projects to ensure continuous quality assurance, and fiscal and social responsibility of our work. 

  • We will act as knowledge brokers and assist in knowledge translation of new and innovative health promotion programs and initiatives. 

Our Strategic Directions

meetingEmbed health in campus policies:

Review, create and coordinate policies and practices with attention to health, well-being and sustainability

hands holding heartCreate supportive campus environments and a culture of wellbeing:

Enhance the physical/built environment to support positive health and wellness for living, learning and working at UW

Gears iconSupport personal development:

Develop and create opportunities to build student, staff and faculty resilience, competence, personal capacity and life enhancing skills

handshakeRe-orient campus services & collaborate with stakeholders:

Work with other stakeholders on and off-campus to support their programs and services, leverage and promote their work, and assist with planning and development