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Benefits of healthy employees

There is a shared responsibility and commitment among all City staff to encourage healthy personal lifestyle choices beyond the workplace and to actively support and maintain a positive work-life environment.

The city’s commitment to support the physical, mental and social wellness of employees has benefits not only to the individual, but also for the corporation.

If employees are healthy and well, there is increased:

  • Engagement
  • Employee health
  • Individual performance
  • Team performance

Health and wellness programs and services can also decrease:

  • Absenteeism
  • Turnover
  • Presenteeism
  • Long term disability
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Injuries