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Coming in 2019!

Local Workshops to Help Employers Invest in “Healthy Minds @ Work”   

HPEPH is pleased to be offering the Investing in Healthy Minds @ Work series for organizations beginning in February 2019. The program will consist of a series of six half-day workshops (offered every three weeks) to deliver practical knowledge that will empower business leaders to create feasible psychological health and safety (PHS) action plans that are consistent with the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. The series is valued at $800.00 per workplace and being offered at No Cost.

Registration is now full.

Attention workplaces: The series listed above is now full. If you would like to be placed on our wait list, please contact us. Thank you for your interest!

For more information:

If you would like to learn more about the series contact 613-966-5500 or 1-800-276-2803 ext. 233 or

To register call 1-800-267-2803 or 613-966-5500 ext. 610 or email:

What is a Healthy Workplace?

According to the World Health Organization, a healthy workplace is one in which workers and managers collaborate to use a continual improvement process to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of all workers and the sustainability of the workplace.

Healthy workplaces provide an environment that is supportive of employees’ mental and physical health, making the healthy choice the easy choice. 

Why Create a Healthy Workplace?

Today’s business environment requires organizations to leverage every possible advantage to in order to thrive and be competitive and sustainable. Research has shown that organizations with an engaged, healthy workforce are more effective, more productive, and enjoy a better reputation.  Such organizations also tend to have reduced absenteeism, fewer health-related expenses, and lower staff turnover.

What Approach is Most Effective?

Researchers have shown that, in order to effectively address health in the workplace, employers need to use a comprehensive approach, taking action on a variety of factors. The Ontario Workplace Health Coalition (OWHC) Healthy Workplace Model has four essential elements that work together to create a healthy workplace.  It can be used by workplaces of all sizes. Click here to learn more.

Pedometer Lending Kits and Urban Pole Lending Kits, along with a number of printed resources and displays featuring health topics of interest to workplaces are available for use.

For information, resources, and support to create a healthy workplace, call (613) 966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803, ext. 233.

Related Links:

Comprehensive Workplace Health

Stress Strategies

Stress Strategies Flyer

Stress Strategies Tent Card

Creating a Healthy Workplace Nutrition Environment Toolkit

Move More at Work & Sit Less Occupational Health Tool Kit

Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in the Workplace Resource - Employees

Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in the Workplace Reference Document - Employers

An Active Workplace Is Good Business

Healthy Workplace Handbook

Hosting Healthy Meetings & Events

Mental Health Commission of Canada - Workplaces

Psychological Health & Safety