Employee Health and well-being

The University of Waterloo cares about the health and well-being of all employees and supports a holistic approach to ensuring a healthy workplace environment.

We care 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 can thrive. By offering various wellness programs, we provide the extra support you need to succeed at work and in your personal life.

Below you will find a wide array of wellness resources available to our campus community.

If this is an emergency, or if you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital or emergency department.

Your Benefits

Your Benefits

With a robust benefits package, the University of Waterloo offers you comprehensive coverage to support you and your eligible dependants in their health and well-being. Learn more.

Employee and Family Assistance Program

Employee and Family Assistance Program

University of Waterloo employees and their dependent family members have a range of health and wellness services under the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), provided by Homewood Health Inc.

Healthy Workplace

Healthy Workplace statement

The University of Waterloo believes that healthy employees help to create a healthy organization. Greater health, safety and wellness lead to improved satisfaction and morale, which contribute to a more effective organization.

Mental Health

Mental Health Resources

Taking care of your mental and emotional health is essential for your well-being. Whatever you're experiencing, there are supports available to you. Learn about the resources and supports, and how to get help when you need it.

Mental Health Training Opportunities

Campus Wellness offers a broad range of mental health training programs. Our goals are to raise campus mental health awareness, reduce mental health stigma, and support early intervention for those in need within our Waterloo campus community.

Wellness event and sessions

Keeping Well at Work Logo

The Keeping Well at Work event occurs annually in October and features health and well-being keynotes, workshops, and wellness booths designed to help you with your wellness at work on a variety of topics, such as nutrition, mental and physical well-being, and more. Come and explore your wellness at this wellness event.

Homewood Health

Healthy Workplace Committee is pleased to announce that the Employee and Family Assistance Program provider, Homewood Health, will be presenting wellness sessions for the University over the Spring 2022 term through Microsoft Teams. Each one-hour session will be facilitated by a Homewood Health representative.


More campus resources

If you don't see what you are looking above, browse through the selection of campus resources to find what is a right fit to support your health and well-being at Waterloo.