Workplace Health

Healthy Workplaces


The Health Options at Work (HOW) team supports Toronto workplaces to become healthier and more productive.

Learn more about our comprehensive six step process.

A healthy workplace considers four factors

Individual Health Practices & Behaviours

Initiatives that support employees in making healthy lifestyle choices e.g. mental wellness, healthy eating, smoke-free practices, and physical activity.

Occupational Health & Safety

Initiatives that help to provide a safe physical environment e.g. policies to address workplace violence (Bill 168), smoke-free workplaces, psychological health and safety, and WSIB.

Organizational Culture

Initiatives that enhance the physical and mental well-being of employees e.g. recognition programs, flexible work arrangements, and employee assistance programs.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Initiatives that improve the health of employees, their families and society e.g. charitable support, waste control measures, and equal employment policies.

Make the Connection between Workplace Health and Productivity

Mental Health

Workplace Health Topics

Addressing health in the workplace supports employee practices and behaviours, positive organizational culture, and occupational health & safety legislation.

No smoking sign

New Smoking Ban

It is now against the law to smoke within nine metres of an entrance or exit of any building that is used by the public.

Find out how your workplace is affected.

 

 

Man working at desk

Occupational Sitting a Health Hazard

The average person spends 9.5 hours a day sitting at our desks, in front of computers, at meetings and in vehicles. This equates to about 69% of our waking hours. Learn how to create a more active workplace.

Our Services

The Health Options at Work (HOW)

The Health Options at Work (HOW) team offers free wellness services to workplaces in the City of Toronto. Our services support those who influence employee health and wellness.