Health and Well-being at Waterloo

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. May 13, 2022Wellness Sessions for Spring 2022

    With the help of the Healthy Workplace Committee, Human Resources has organized various wellness sessions for you to virtually attend this Spring 2022 term. These online learning events will be one-hour in length and will be facilitated through Microsoft Teams by Homewood Health, the provider of our Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) for employees at the University.

     Registration for all sessions opens May 12th 

    Space is limited to 40 participants per event, so register early to avoid disappointment.

    Register now through Portal. New to Portal? Learn more about this application here.

  2. 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.

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


    Toronto, ON – December 11, 2019

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  1. Aug. 24, 2020Activities that will make you feel more at University!

    New to Campus or Want to Learn More About the University?

    Here are a few fun ways in which you can learn some fun facts and become more familiar with the University of Waterloo campus, website and environment.

    Try this crossword: Get to Know UW!

    Try this jigsaw puzzle: Davis Centre

  2. June 1, 2020Healthy Workplace Newsletter | June 2020

    The Healthy Workplace Committee is committed to creating a healthy, safe, and supportive work environment for our campus, especially in this new world of working remotely.   Through combined partnerships across our University, we have established a network of connections to provide employees with resources to help maintain that healthy workplace environment while some of us work in the “new normal” of the home office.

  3. 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.

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