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Wellness Toolkit

Wellness Toolkit

Discover resources available from our partners and other key services which help with your health and wellness.

Partner Services

Many of our usual benefit partners provide resources to help with your health and wellness.

WorkHealthLife's Mental Health
Whether you need help managing everyday stress, handling life as a parent, or making better food choices, WorkHealthLife offers secure and confidential support around the clock including:

  • access support for your work, health, and life
  • link to resources and interactive tools to help you manage your health and well-being
  • information about how the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) has helped others and ways it can support you, too

Faith-Based Wellness Resources
The United Church Bookstore offers a selection of faith-based wellness resources in hardcopy and e-book format. Visit their website to shop the available resources on topics such as guided meditations, daily prayer devotionals, and other self-care spiritual practices.

Stronger Minds by MindBeacon
A free digital program to support your mental well-being. You will get access to guided digital therapy that is one-to-one and personalized, on your own terms.

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
A range of tools and resources dedicated to improving psychological health and safety in the workplace.

Well-being resources by Canada Life
A series of videos you can use to improve your general well-being, like nutrition, sleep, and dealing with pain. 


Financial Security
Information on finances is something that everyone can benefit from. WorkHealthLife offers resources that cover

  • financial planning
  • credit and debt management
  • budgeting
  • investing
  • retirement
  • Will preparation
  • Legal
  • Tax
  • Real estate / mortgages

Canada Life
Smart Path Now
Tools and resources to help you budget, set financial goals and plan for the future.

Budgeting and net worth
Find out how a budget can help you track your income, spending and saving. Your net worth can help you make sure you’re progressing to meet your goals. Visit www.canlife.co/wellbeing to create your own budget and calculate your net worth.

Physical Well-Being
Under the health and well-being section, WorkHealthLife offers articles on physical well-being topics including

  • healthy weight
  • food and nutrition
  • fitness
  • general physical well-being

Green Shield has an online health portal called Change4Life where you can manage your personal health through a range of personalized tips, educational modules, challenges and goal setting.

The more you use the Change4Life portal, the more points you earn which can be used to bid on great rewards such as Starbucks vouchers or FitBit watches. Watch their video to learn more or get started right away by logging into your Green Shield account. If you have not logged into Green Shield before, all you need is your Plan Member ID (located on your Green Shield card) and your registration. If you do not have your registration key, you can get a new one by following the prompts on their website

Career & Workplace
If you are looking for resources to help you with your career or in your workplace, WorkHealthLife offers articles on

  • workplace leave
  • conflict and communication
  • career development and continuing education
  • traumatic events
  • time management
  • coping with change on the job
  • health and attitude
  • stress/burnout

Canada Life
Here are some helpful articles for the workplace, including supporting an employee's return to work after a medical leave, and creative options to accommodate employees. 

Life Events
Any life event can quickly become overwhelming. The following topics are covered by WorkHealthLife

  • getting married (including common law)
  • planning retirement
  • getting separated / divorced
  • dealing with a disability / serious illness
  • new employee
  • death of a loved one
  • buying / selling a house
  • having a baby (or adopting)
  • parenting

Other Resources:

The Government of Canada

The Government of Canada website provides services and information about mental health and wellness. Some resources that are available include: improving your mental health, mental health services, and mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nationwide organization that promotes mental health and supports people recovering from mental illness. This page lists different resources ranging from Mindfulness to Social Support. 
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Harvard Business Review

As we do our best to cope with all the changes this pandemic brings, many of us are experiencing a sense of grief and loss. For further insight on this, check out the Harvard Business Review article That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief.
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Pandemic Practicums

Our colleague the Rev. Diane Strickland provided vital trauma support to ministry personnel and communities of faith after emergencies in Alberta in the last decade. In the midst of this public health crisis, she continues to provide assistance to all of us through a helpful set of videos, which share her wisdom from trauma training and response.
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