Resources

Activity Ideas and Kits – Being a Good Neighbour

Encourage Employees to Shop for Local Healthy Foods

Let your employees know about these great resources that will help them locate healthy, local foods: Food in Peterborough! · Get involved with different food projects or become a member of local food cooperatives or community gardens (www.pcchu.ca/food). Community gardens · Work with your staff to start, support or get involved with local projects to [...]

EmployerRegistry.ca – Connecting Employers and Tomorrow’s Workforce

EmployerRegistry.ca is an online community connecting businesses across Ontario with students through a range of exciting learning opportunities.  Using Web 2.0 technology, EmployerRegistry.ca makes it easy for employers and educators to work together to help define tomorrow’s workforce. Employers can: Express your interest in helping by registering for programs like Career Talks, Co-op or the [...]

Making It Work – A CMHA Program

With one in four Canadians dealing with a mental illness at some point in their lives, many of us can say that we know someone who has dealt with stigma and the desire to contribute to society but only meets up with roadblocks.  With proper supports, an individual living with a mental illness can be a valuable employee.  Be [...]

Giving Back: Volunteer Opportunities

Encourage your employees to volunteer in the community during work hours by giving them time off with pay.  Businesses already implementing this idea are setting aside one to four days per year to support their employees in participating in volunteer activities. According to a report from Imagine Canada here are a few reasons why it benefits you [...]

Fitness Clean Up (Kit)

Walking, jogging, and club sports aren’t for everyone.  For individuals who prefer to take a more creative path towards physical fitness, there are many activities that combine exercise with other tasks.  The Fitness Clean-Up challenges employees to work together to collect litter from local green space.  In doing so, participants will be surprised to learn [...]

Giving Back: Sponsorship Opportunities

As an organization, support your community by sponsoring a charitable fundraising event and/or a sports team. You could also give in-kind donations to a local fundraising charity (eg. an item for a silent auction or supplying the door prizes for a fundraising event). Giving programs create a positive experience for both the employees and the [...]

Opening Your Door to Youth

Invite students into the workplace to complete their community service hours, do their co-op placement, work for the summer,  shadow an employee for the day or do their student workday. Employees can teach the students about what they do in the workplace and what they do for the community. Students will bring a new, fresh [...]

At Work Vegetable Garden

Consider converting any available green space at your workplace into a vegetable garden. Employees can volunteer to plant and care for the garden. Depending on how much is grown and harvested, vegetables can be shared among the staff and/or community neighbours or donated to the local food bank or shelter.  If a garden plot is not available, [...]

Establish a Workplace Walking Route

As a strategy to encourage employees to take walking breaks, map a 10-minute walking route that explores the streets and landmarks around your workplace.  Advertise the route to interested employees using posters and maps.  As a fitness and promotional activity, host team walking challenges along the route. Source: County of Lambton, Community Health Services Department

Run or Walk for Charity

Represent your workplace by participating in various fundraisers for charities and local community events (eg. Heart and Stroke, Cancer Society, AIDS Walk for Life). This is a great way to be physically active and support a good cause. Source: Brant County Health Unit