Why a healthy workplace matters

The average Canadian spends 60% of their day at work, which makes the workplace an ideal setting to educate about healthy behaviours.  Comprehensive workplace wellness programs help employees make lifestyle choices that can reduce their risk of developing cancer and other chronic diseases.1 

Workplace Wellness program benefits include:

  • Reduced sick leave

  • Improved employee health

  • Boosted morale

  • Increased productivity

Making a Case for Healthy Workplaces

A recent SunLife Financial study of organizations that implemented a wellness program showed:

Conference board of Canada, making the business case for investments in workplace health and wellness, 2012
The case for comprehensive workplace health promotion, The health communications unit