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Why Workplace Wellness?

Studies confirm that wellness programs reduce employer healthcare costs, improve employee health, boost morale, and increase productivity.

What is WellnessFits?

WellnessFits is a free comprehensive workplace wellness program that offers businesses and organizations resources and support they need to create healthy workplaces.

Canadian Cancer Society British Columbia and Yukon
Province of British Columbia
WellnessFits is a partnership of the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and Yukon and the Province of British Columbia’s Healthy Families BC Initiative.
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The free service helps BC businesses looking to create or add on to their existing workplace wellness program through, Assistance, Information, Enhancement.

Our consultants work with you to create a customized wellness plan suited to the unique needs of your business. The WellnessFits program can help you on your path to creating a sustainable wellness program, no matter the industry or size of your business.

Our consultants will work with you to gain an understanding of your workplace and your wellness needs and goals.

Listening to your employees’ ideas and concerns are fundamental to a successful wellness program. WellnessFits provides surveys and assessment tools to help develop a clear understanding of what your employees are looking for in a wellness program. From there, we are able to generate a customized recommendations report to address your unique wellness needs.

Working together, we can help create a business case for workplace wellness suited to the concerns of your workplace and facilitate the creation of your wellness program.

As the program runs, the WellnessFits team will continue to provide you with backend support and connect you with the information and resources you need to continue and enhance your wellness program.

As with any program, evaluation is key to successful improvements and enhancements. We can provide evaluation surveys and templates to help you reach a better understanding of your wellness program key metrics and ROI.

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Our Approach

Educate

Tools To
Learn More
Education is the first step
in each of the WellnessFits modules. These resources will give background material and ideas for using the modules at work.

Act

Ways To Practice
Healthy Choices
Each module provides tools
to help employees put healthy living choices into practice, and key modules offer ready-made interactive tools.

Support

How The Workplace
Can Help
Lasting positive change
requires a healthy workplace. Our program identifies how workplace policies and culture can support employees in making healthy choices.
Healthy Eating

healthy eating

Eating the recommended levels of fruit and vegetables reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 28%. Maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the most important things a person can do to reduce their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Physical Activity

physical activity

Research shows that regular physical activity can help protect against cancers of the breast, colon and uterus. Being active also keeps your heart healthy, and makes your bones and muscles stronger

Healthy Minds

healthy minds

1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness at some point in their life, which heavily impacts the workplace. Awareness, understanding and knowledge of mental health issues are key to achieving health and well-being for your workforce.

Tobacco Free

tobacco free

More than 80% of lung cancers and almost 90% of chronic bronchitis and emphysema are caused by smoking. Despite the lowest rates of smoking in Canada, each year about 5,000 British Columbians die from tobacco-related illness.

Sun & UV Awareness

sun & uv awareness

Overexposure to ultraviolet light (UV) from the sun or from tanning beds, is the primary cause of skin cancer. Help your employees protect themselves from harmful exposure to the sun and UV rays while at work and during their leisure time with family and friends.

Early Detection

early detection

When it comes to cancer and chronic diseases, the risk level can vary between different age groups and populations. Finding cancer and other chronic diseases at the earliest, most treatable phases can be the best bet in the fight against them.

Living With Cancer

living with cancer

Two in five Canadian will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Education on how to navigate the workplace, and knowing how to best support an employee, co-workers or friend, can help ease their stress.

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Services and Resources

WellnessFits is committed to providing your workplace with the support and resources you need to create a healthy workplace.

Below are the services and resources available to you to help create a workplace wellness program that fits the unique needs of your organization.

Consultation and Support Services

  • Creating a business case for workplace wellness
  • Facilitating workplace needs assessment and providing program recommendations
  • Building a wellness committee
  • Development of a workplace wellness implementation plan and implementation training
  • Evaluating your workplace wellness program
  • Referral to resources available in your community

Resources

  • Online library of resources including:
    • Informational material on various health topics
    • Challenges and suggested activities
    • Ideas for creating a healthy work environment
If you have any further questions, please call us directly during regular
business hours at 1-855-939-WELL (9355), otherwise visit our
Get Started page to select your program.
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Visit our partner, the Government of B.C., to assess your company’s current wellness practices by taking the Healthy Families BC Workplace Check quiz.
Province of British Columbia