April wellness program activities

Resources for employee wellness  programming during the month of April


Workplace Wellness Program Ideas

Many organizations provide free and credible resources to help you plan workplace wellness activities. We have highlighted some of them here to help you develop and deliver a cost-effective program for your employees.

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Themes and Ideas

World Health Day
April 7

Each year the World Health Organization provides downloadable Campaign Toolkits that include printable posters, handouts, information sheets, and activity ideas. They also have videos and run social media campaigns to engage your employees.

National Volunteer Week
April 19-25

Show appreciation to those who volunteer by using the ideas in Mindful Employer Canada’s resource. Research has found that volunteering has a positive effect on one’s mental health and social involvedness.

Daffodil Month

In addition to fundraising efforts for the Cancer Society, you could encourage employees to share their reasons for wanting to beat cancer. It could help increase awareness of how this disease has touched so many lives. Examples of stories are available online at the Canadian Cancer Society.

World Autism Month

Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world, light blue in support of building a kinder and more inclusive world for people with autism.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers Mourning Day
April 28

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.

Putting civility and respect on the agenda: creating awareness

In this workshop, participants define what respectful and considerate interactions would look like in their unique workplace.