Get ready, healthy workplace month is starting on October 1!

Sep 20, 2018 | News

It’s that time of year again. Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month begins on October 1. This is the third year Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) is inviting Providence staff to participate in the "Change One Thing Challenge" (for your health and wellness while at work) during Healthy Workplace Month. It’s a great time to look at your workday and ask yourself, “what one thing can I change in my workday which would benefit my mental and physical health and wellness?”. Do you need to make taking your breaks a priority, maybe a short walk, how about choosing the stairs more often, drinking more water, eating an apple a day or being more mindful?

Whatever you choose, it contributes to a healthier you and demonstrates that healthy habits are doable at work and healthy habits at work helps promote and enhance a healthy workplace culture.

Along with the “Change One Thing Challenge" there will be a wide variety of workshops and in-services schedule at various Providence sites throughout the month:

  • EFAP presents “Making the Best of Stress” at SPH & MSJ 
  • EFAP presents “Mindful Communication" at Brock Fahrni 
  • Financial Literacy Council presents “Saving, Investing & Retiring” at SPH, MSJ and Langara
  • Clinical Sleep Solutions presents On-Site Sleep Assessments at SPH, MSJ and Langara (to reserve an appointment, email
  • Clinical Sleep Solutions presents “Tired of Feeling Tired” at MSJ and Holy Family
  • Kintec: Footwear + Orthotics presents “On your feet all day?" at Langara and Brock Fahrni 

RSVP via email at

Check the Providence calendar for details of the date, times and locations of each workshop and look for the posters if a presentation is being given at your site.

Plan to join the “Change One Thing Challenge" during Healthy Workplace Month?

Send us a short note sharing what you’ve changed to better improve your mental and physical health and wellness at work. Email us at and you’ll be entered in a draw for great prizes.

Don’t forget to check PHC News throughout October for workplace health and wellness articles, tips and a “foot” quiz which will get you entered in the Kintec prize package.


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