Events & Training

Canada's National Healthy Workplace Month 2009

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy Work...Feeling Great about Life!

Healthy Workplace Month

Canada's National Healthy Workplace Month runs from October 5 to November 1. It is a time to open up and talk about the importance cultivating a healthy workplace culture means to employees and departments. This year's theme surrounds itself around taking action to improve the health of our minds, bodies and workplaces.

Each week dedicates itself to a particular subject around feeling great about life at work, with family and friends, at play, and giving back to your community.

For more information and great resource tools your Healthy Workplace Committee can use, visit the national website.

Breakfast for Champions, October 22, 2009 in Halifax!

October 5 to November 1 marks Canada's National Healthy Workplace Month - This year's theme is about taking action to improve our body, minds and workplaces and start feeling great about Life!

To help celebrate, the Corporate Healthy Workplace Team invites you to attend our Breakfast for Champions event taking place on October 22 from 7:45 am to 10:30 am in Halifax at the World Trade & Convention Centre. Download this formal invitation Portable Document Format (PDF) for more details and information. With 3 guest speakers and a Healthy Workplace trade show, the theme for our event is about Building Community and Inspiring Health within the public service - a recipe for fostering engagement!

This is a time to celebrate Healthy Workplace Committee achievements and recognize the great work accomplished this past year! We want you, your committee members, your leaders, supporters, and all believers alike to join us, so please forward this invitation along.

We ask that everyone RSVP with Rima Thomeh by October 19 to be eligible for some amazing door prizes. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at (902) 424-6158 or email

Upcoming Healthy Workplace Training

To register for any of these training sessions, please contact Rima Thomeh at (902) 424-6158 or email Seating is limited. More courses will be scheduled at later dates.

Jumpstarting Your Healthy Workplace Committee - October 20, 2009 (afternoon)

This half day workshop is intended to assist in developing a Healthy Workplace Committee structure in provincial government workplaces. Intended for new members or those tasked with setting up a Healthy Workplace Committee. Please register with Rima by October 16.

Quest for a Healthy Workplace - Nov. 4 and Nov. 5 (half day)

Building on the knowledge of Level 1: Commitment, the purpose of this workshop is to provide healthy workplace leaders and team members with the knowledge and resources necessary to implement the National Quality Institute (NQI) Healthy Workplace Criteria, Level 2: Planning in their department or business unit, based on the Progressive Excellence Implementation approach. A review of Level 1 will be provided. Please register with Rima by October 30.

Beacons for Health - Train-the-Trainer - Nov. 17 (all day)

The NS Public Service Commission in partnership with the NS Canadian Cancer Society is offering a train-the-trainer workshop called 'Beacons for Health' on cancer prevention and awareness. Upon completion of these sessions, participants will be expected to provide cancer awareness and prevention presentations to their colleagues. Participants will practice making the presentations and be provided with the required resources to facilitate presentations, including what to do when a colleague, family or friend is diagnosed with cancer. Please register with Rima by November 13.

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