Welcome to the University of Waterloo Healthy Workplace

Our mission

The University of Waterloo cares about the social, emotional, spiritual, physical and psychological health and safety of its community. We are committed to providing a supportive environment where all individuals are valued, engaged and are able to thrive.

Our Healthy Workplace Guiding principles

  • Create and sustain a healthy environment.
  • Maintain, enhance, and establish wellness systems, tools, and programs.
  • Ensure fair and equitable access for all.
  1. Jan. 24, 2020Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 29, is just around the corner and your Healthy Workplace Committee wants everyone to help create positive change.
    Bell Lets Talk

    It’s a fact: one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.

  2. Dec. 11, 2019Excellence Canada and Canada Life announce the 2019 Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employers


    Toronto, ON – December 11, 2019

  3. Nov. 1, 2019Keeping Well at Work 2019

    A message to campus from Katrina Di Gravio, Chair, Healthy Workplace Committee:

    Now that things have settled a bit I wanted to take a minute to say “Thank You" on behalf of the Healthy Workplace Committee for attending KW@Work Day! 

    Over 400 employees joined us for the daylong event, attending the keynote speaker sessions, participating in workshops and completing wellness focused activities.

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  1. Jan. 29, 2020Bell Let's Talk! Event Ideas
    Bell Let's Talk!

    In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.

  2. Oct. 22, 2019Smoking Cessation Workshops

    In our latest blog we share information on smoking cessation workshops that are available to Region of Waterloo residents. 

    To complement these workshops, did you know that our Employee Assistance Program (EFAP) also provides a complimentary smoking cessation coaching program through Life Smart Coaching Services. This program is available to employees of the University of Waterloo.

  3. Sep. 19, 2019National Gratitude Day

    On September 21st we celebrate National Gratitude Day.

    Expressing gratitude means so much to most of us. Below is a list of 10 simple low- or no-cost ideas for showing gratitude in the workplace. Remember It’s important to find out how individuals  like to be recognized – privately or publicly? Once you know this, you can tailor your appreciation.

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