Take Care of Your Equipment – Reaching Industrial Worksites with Workplace Wellness

Take Care of Your Equipment

Please join BC Healthy Living Alliance on Thursday, April 6th from 9:00-10:30am to learn about how you can increase the wellness of workers outside of the office environment. Get access to the latest case studies, how-to’s and hands-on resources.

BCHLA and our partners at Canadian Cancer Society and Canadian Mental Health Association developed new resources for workplaces that don’t quite fit within traditional office environments. They are excited to share with you details of these WoW resources that ask industrial workers to ‘take care of their equipment’ like their heart, lungs, mind and arteries.

This webinar will walk you through the FREE and EASILY ACCESSIBLE resources. Speakers representing the worksites and partners who developed and fine-tuned these resources will share their experiences and offer advice about how to get your worksite wellness program started.

So please join us!

Featured Speakers:

Samantha Hartley-Folz will share the findings from the WoW pilot sites – some of the data from the program roll out and a walk through the modules, videos and activities.

Julia Kaisla will describe the Healthy Minds module of WoW and how additional training support through CMHA programming added value to the WoW pilot at Diavik Diamond Mine.

Melinda Morben will share Island Timberlands experience in implementing the WoW program.

Speaker Profiles:

Samantha Hartley-Folz is Manager, Programs and Policy at the BC Healthy Living Alliance. Sam was the lead for Working on Wellness (WoW), a workplace-based project for industrial workplaces in BC and the NWT from 2013 to 2016. Sam’s favourite projects, including WoW, are those that use partnerships to span sectors to support positive change and strong sustainable initiatives.

Julia Kaisla is the Director of Community Engagement for the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division. While her more formal role with CMHA BC involves overseeing workplace initiatives, public relations and branch relations, she spends her days writing and working with people. She is passionate about making a difference and is committed to promotion of mental health in Canada. She is a trained Mental Health Works facilitator, a certified CMHA Psychological Health and Safety advisor and has a graduate degree in Conflict Analysis and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

Melinda Morben is Manager of Operational Logistics at Island Timberlands, located in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island. Working in the forest industry for the past 14 years from boots on the ground to management, has provided Melinda with an understanding of the limitations and the opportunities for wellness programs to support industrial forestry workers.  From her experience, Melinda was very motivated and energized to introduce Island Timberlands’ first Health and Wellness program to ensure not only a healthy workplace, but a healthy lifestyle for all employees and their families.

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