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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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This Australian resource has many ideas for celebrating this day including an expo that features equipment to help those with disabilities do their job, having a guest speaker, or hosting an inclusive sporting event. Another idea is to ask each department or team to do an audit of their workspace to determine what might make it more accessible for those with disabilities. Encourage them to consider all disabilities including mobility, vision, hearing, mental, and learning disabilities.

This year, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 years old. It was adopted in 1948 and has evolved. This 6-minute YouTube video can help raise awareness about this event. You could also use the Amnesty International Pub Quiz to increase knowledge about human rights.

Help employees develop better strategies for responding to others.

Encourage employees of all abilities to think while in motion.

Human Rights Day and the International Day of Persons with Disabilities remind us that we all have a role to play in reaffirming our common humanity and our responsibility to contribute to a work environment where everyone feels included. Being a Mindful Employee means being aware of the impact you have on others in the workplace every day. The Mental Health Commission of Canada offers this free resource for you to assess your own approach.