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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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Themes and Ideas

National Cancer Survivors Day is described as a global celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, and a gathering of support for families. Information on organizing an event, including registration, themes, communication strategies, and a list of potential speakers are available online.

This UN/Canada website has free downloadable kits for planning an organizational event that can range from taking photos in nature to mobilizing staff to tackle an environmental problem.

World Pride (June) is described as an event around the world for people identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) and/or other emerging sexual identities. Run by Interpride, their vision is “a world where there is full cultural, social and legal equality for all.” This year’s main World Pride event will be happening in New York City, but many cities organize their own events to recognize Pride. To learn more about Pride and the events near you, click here.

The Canadian government has free downloadable resources and activity ideas that apply to all ages.

Use this activity to build your team’s resilience. Ask staff to share how they got through stressful events in their past. Use these ideas to create new strategies.

Take this opportunity to think about the positive qualities of those you work with. Share those things with your co-workers. Giving and receiving recognition can lower stress and gives a boost to well-being.