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October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

As we’re rounding off 6 months of life during COVID-19, everyone’s stress levels may be back at an all-time high. But the fall can be a great time to re-energize and re-fresh with the changing of the season, and since we spend the majority of our time working (either at home or in the office) a great place to start is the workplace.

A healthy workplace is one in which the organization cares about the physical and psychological health and safety of its employees and establishes systems and programs to achieve and maintain exemplary health. A comprehensive healthy workplace consists of 4 elements: healthy lifestyles; physical environment; corporate social responsibility; and mental health and workplace culture.

We invite you and your organization to get involved in Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month! To help you get going we’ve rounded up a list of activities and articles to encourage and motivate your team. You’ve got this!

Sign up for the Canada Life and Excellence Canada Healthy Workplace Challenge.

Join the challenge here


Get your team playing Well-Being Bingo for the month! Choose a new winning row each week or challenge everyone to fill in as many spaces as they can.


Majority of benefits plan members agree workplace culture encourages wellness: survey


Why fall is the best time to make resolutions


Pandemic affecting employee well-being, work-life balance: survey


Mental health conditions in the workplace are being diagnosed with greater frequency. The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has created Working Toward Mental Wellness: A toolkit for employers, which seeks to illuminate the distinctive character of mental wellness in the workplace, outline the case for action and provide resources for starting this conversation across workplaces.

Also, check out some of our past blog posts on similar topics:

CAMH releases workplace mental-health guide

Mental Health in the workplace

Health and wellness in the workplace

Health and wellness is the key to growth


If you’d like to discuss this topic in greater detail or have any questions, please reach out to a member of your Arbutus Financial Team.

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