• October is Healthy Workplace Month!

    Healthy Workplace Month is an annual celebration that aims to increase awareness of the need for a comprehensive approach to workplace health in Canada. It encourages organizations to promote healthy workplace practices throughout the year. Why is this important? Here’s the thing, and it’s kind of a no-brainer… Healthy employees that are in healthy work […]

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  • Learning For The Health Of It!

      Do you ever get the urge to shake things up? Not in any big, “make over your whole life” kind of way, but more as a craving to try something new? That’s happened to me recently. I’m a proponent of life-long learning of new things, ideas, skills, and approaches. Learning something new has often […]

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  • Bike To Work

    Did you know…. Saskatoon Health Region provides bike cages at a variety of sites for employees to safely store their bikes while working? For a $20 key deposit, you will be able to ensure that your bike is safe. Keys can be obtained from the RUH Facilities Support Services office. Riding your bike offers great […]

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  • Navigating Change

    Change (CHānj) verb: Make or become different. What comes to mind when you hear someone talk about “change?” All good things must come to an end. Let sleeping dogs lie. A rolling stone gathers no moss. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it Nothing remains constant except change itself. Be the change… Change often looks or feels negative […]

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  • Sleep – Are you getting your ZZZ’s

    Sleep is as important as a balanced diet and regular exercise in keeping us physically and mentally healthy, yet one third of us don’t get enough. That makes one-third of us irritable, forgetful, less productive and more susceptible to illness, as well as having an increased risk of obesity and chronic health conditions such as […]

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  • Welcome to the Healthy Workplace Initiative Website!

    Welcome to the Healthy Workplace Initiative website and blog. You may have noticed our tag line “moving forward for a healthier organization,” which is just what we intend to do! Our team has been working hard to increase access to resources and services as well as provide up-to-date, relevant and accurate health information to Saskatoon […]

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Healthiest You!

Healthy, resilient and sustainable workplaces where employees thrive and feel heard and valued – this is our vision for the Saskatoon Health Region.

The Healthy Workplace Initiative offers ongoing programs, events, information and educational opportunities to help Saskatoon Health Region employees focus on building positive mental health and physical well-being.

Health and well-being is a lifelong pursuit of making positive choices and decisions that lead to a balanced and fulfilling life. A healthy organization creates and sustains a supportive environment where positive life choices are the easy choice to make through building awareness, and establishing systems and programs to achieve and maintain good health.

What’s New?

Healthiest You Update – Fall 2017 Edition

October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month and the Fall Healthiest You issue includes ideas for creating a healthier work environment, ideas about self-care and what you can expect when you contact the Employee and Family Assistance program.

Schwartz Rounds – October 23, 2017

This month, Saskatoon Health Region’s Schwartz Rounds will focus on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), and how it has impacted care providers. Open to all non-clinical and clinical staff. See Schwartz Rounds Poster for more information.

Become a Certified Fitness Instructor!

Have you ever thought of becoming an SPRA Certified Fitness Instructor? SPRA Fitness Instructor Training for Saskatoon Health Region Employees & Affiliates will be offered this November. See poster for more details and to register.

FREE Fitness October 16 – 27

To help celebrate Healthy Workplace Month, we are offering Bring a Friend for Free between October 16 and 27, 2017.

Fun at Work Challenge

Having fun at work can help create a positive work culture, improve morale and motivation, improve team building, and can help with overall job satisfaction! Take the October Fun at Work Challenge as part of celebrating Healthy Workplace Month.

United Way in the Saskatoon Health Region

The Region is once again supporting the United Way through Be Seen In Jeans, Payroll deductions or a one-time donation. Your donation, no matter how small can make a difference in someone’s life. We never know who may be in need. It could be your neighbor, your friend or your colleague.

The United Way supports our community in many ways from women escaping domestic violence, to new Canadians, to children’s programs in the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Tax receipts are issued for donations of $25 or more. (Please note this does not include Be Seen in Jeans)

Check out more details for Be Seen in Jeans and Donor information.

Personal Trainer Available

Are you looking for some help in achieving your fitness goals? Our personal trainer, Melissa Pylypchuk can help you by designing a program that works for you. Click “here” for more information.

Cross Training Opportunities at RUH this Fall

Cross-training is ideal for anyone, whether you’re a beginner who wants to get in shape or an experienced exerciser looking to take your fitness to the next level. Check out the schedule today!

RUH Fitness Classes Fall 2017

All classes are held in Ellis Hall Gym, lower level of Ellis Hall. All Region employees are welcome to participate. See calendar for fees and more information.

SCH Fitness Classes Fall 2017

Fitness Classes start the week of September 5 and are held in Central Therapies Gymnasium. All Region employees welcome! See schedule for fees and more information.

Yoga Fit at Idylwyld Centre

Do you find yourself getting stressed out at work? Maybe you are wondering if there is a way to relax and add joy into your day. Studies have shown that adding yoga into your work day can relieve your stress, improve your mood and even increase your focus. Check out the opportunities at Idylwyld Centre this Fall!

New Resources Added

Some great resources have just been added to the Virtual Health Fair including FREE smartphone apps for anxiety and stress management. Check it out today!

SHR Corporate Rates

Check out the information on corporate rates provided to Region employees by local fitness centres/gyms.