Wellness Education Sessions
Wellness Education Sessions – additional resources
City employees in a variety of roles are providing support to address the wildfire event in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. In responding to our Alberta neighbours in need, our employees are living the 4 Cs of our culture: Character, Competence, Commitment and Collaboration.
Part of our Employee Promise is a safe and respectful work environment. The toolkits below are for supervisors and employees who have been assigned support roles during this critical incident.
Minding the workplace -
How employee and managers can collaborate to improve mental health in the workplace.
Seeks to raise awareness about mental health including how to measure your mental health. The website includes information about mental
health as well as links to resources throughout Alberta.
Self assessment tool -
This online mental health check-up can help identify some symptoms of common mood disorders (such as anxiety, depression and bipolar
disorder) to help you reflect on what you may be feeling or experiencing now so you can determine if further assessment is necessary.
Healthy living / mental health -
This website includes information on topics such as coping with stress, depression, and Canada’s Food Guide.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) resources and prevention -
Information on musculoskeletal injuries, risk factors, common causes, prevention tips.
Back health -
Focuses on back health, back pain basics, protecting your back, treatment, tools and strategies, staying active and FAQ’s .
As we age, the daily wear and tear on our bodies puts us at risk for back pain. Habitual activities like gardening, picking up a child,
unloading the dishwasher or even coughing, can cause back pain.
Back pain is categorized by how long it lasts. Short-term back pain is called acute pain and long-term is referred to as chronic pain.
Back pain is often in the muscles and ligaments that support the spine. It’s important to know what kinds of exertion, postures and
lifestyle choices create too much strain on your back.
Risks of MSI’s -
An educational guide for employees to understanding the risks associated with msi’s such as sprains, strains and other msi’s. Includes
signs and symptoms, how to prevent msi’s and identifying risk factors.
A Guide for Employers -
Preventing MSI’s at work.
Eat well and be active educational tool kit -
Posters, activity plans, food and nutrition guide etc.
Physical activity get active tip sheets -
For tips and information to help build physical activity into a healthy lifestyle.
Benefits of physical activity -
The benefits of physical activity, tips to getting physically active, how much do you need, Heart & Stroke Risk Assessment quiz.
Healthy families -
Topics on getting started and the basics. Setting goals, physical activity tips, barriers, benefits, staying active, motivation and
safety and injury prevention.
The site is focused on empowering people to be active through walking. Walk to decrease tension, improve your mood, keep energized etc.
Great resources for yourself, team building, family, community etc.
Healthy living resources -
The Canadian Diabetes Association's collection of healthy living resources will share the latest information to help you live well with diabetes.
Be active -
To be active every day is a step towards better health and a healthy body weight. You don't have to do it all at once. Choose a variety
of activities spread throughout the week. Start slowly and build up.