Enacting a healthy workplace
requires real change.

The Ontario Workplace Health Coalition serves as a unifying structure among workplace health stakeholders, advocating for a comprehensive approach to creating healthy workplaces in Ontario.


What Makes Us Tick…

Workplace wellness matters! We believe we can raise the bar as to how organizations commit to employee health and well-being. We’re dedicated to driving change so that all Ontario workplaces adopt a comprehensive approach to healthy workplaces, valuing employee mental, physical and psychosocial well-being.

Merry and mighty, the Ontario Workplace Health Coalition (OWHC), is a volunteer, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization; serving to unify and facilitate communication among workplace health stakeholders and propel the value of healthy safe workplaces, province wide.

What gets us out of bed each morning is our collective mission to bring together, educate and support all workplace stakeholders who are working toward creating healthy workplaces. In step with those organizational champions, our sights are on making organizational wellness make smart business sense. We believe in working together to drive change and help influence a framework that enables all employers to embrace and implement a comprehensive approach to healthy workplaces.

 

Vision Mission
  • Value employee mental, physical, and psychosocial health as fundamental to organizational success; and
  • Adopt and implement a comprehensive approach to healthy workplace as an integral part of their business strategy and operations
  • Bring together, educate and support all workplace stakeholders who are working towards creating mental, physical and psychosocial healthy workplaces
The OWHC has developed a Comprehensive Workplace Health Model, derived from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) healthy workplace model. The OWHC model is consistent with the recommended best practices in the voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. This model incorporates four essential elements. All are interrelated, and together are fundamental for helping Ontario workplaces align business practices that support organizational well-being.

The OWHC has established the following goals and anticipated outcomes to inform and guide healthy workplace efforts moving forward:

  1. A comprehensive workplace health approach is an integral part of organizational planning and management with ownership and accountabilities created
  2. Healthy workplaces is a priority item on the agenda of  Ontario governments
  3. The full economic and social impact of comprehensive workplace health is measured

We believe that in Ontario we can collectively do more to achieve these goals and outcomes, leading to healthier, more profitable organizations and businesses that will help support a healthier Ontario.

 At this time, we are actively seeking to engage and bring together influencers, subject matter experts, and thought leaders, with a view to co-developing strategy and catalyzing common action.

 

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