Canada Awards for ExcellenceRecipient Profile
2017 Silver Recipient
Mental Health at Work
Carleton University began its healthy workplace journey in 2007 with a benchmarking project that examined best practices at post-secondary and public institutions. After conducting a needs assessment, Carleton identified workplace mental health as integral to its Healthy Workplace initiative and adopted Excellence Canada’s Mental Health at Work® framework in 2013. It then implemented the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and joined the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Case Study Research Project as the only post-secondary institution.
Over the years, Carleton has invested in policies and initiatives that support workplace health and safety and launched targeted initiatives nurturing healthy living and positive mental health. The Healthy Workplace Committee and Champions, enthusiastic ambassadors of the Healthy Workplace initiative, have brought workplace wellness to the forefront of daily life and embedded it into the culture at Carleton University.
Faculty, staff and students participating in a giant outdoor yoga class on campus
Mental Health at Work – Bronze, 2015