• Healthy Workplace Champion Summit

    The Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative hosted a full-day Healthy Workplace Champion Summit on June 12 at the Western Development Museum. Forty-eight Champions from across the former Saskatoon Health Region were in attendance. The first part of the day was spent in a World Café-style exercise designed to give the HW Champion Network a voice to […]

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  • A Walk in Nature

    Recently I’ve added a walk to my daily routine during the work week. I’ve been noticing the different ways that people approach “taking a walk.” Some are focused with a serious stride; others are out for an easy stroll. I see many people with ear buds listening, I imagine, to music, a book or podcast. […]

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  • When you need help

    Help is available for anyone struggling with tragedy In light of the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, we would like to remind health system employees needing support that help is available for both you and your loved ones. Employee and Family Assistance Program counselling (through Morneau Shepell) Saskatchewan Health Authority employees […]

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  • What’s the Mindfulness Challenge All About?

    Thinking of taking the MindWell U (MWU) 30-Day Mindfulness Challenge, but not sure what you’ll be getting yourself into? Here’s what you can expect: 10 minutes per day of mindfulness-in-action training for 30 days Expert-led and evidence-based programming Online and on-the-go platform that can be used anywhere Free to join and includes a buddy of […]

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  • Mental Health Awareness

    Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31, 2018. On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet, social media video view and use of their Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at […]

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  • Join the ‘mindful revolution’

    Offering mindfulness training to all employees within the organization Revolution: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm (Merriam-Webster) Mindfulness practice has great potential to revolutionize the way we think about and manage our well-being. Mindfulness can help individuals manage their attention and focus their minds with […]

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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 !

Saskatoon Health Region is part of the provincial Saskatchewan Health Authority

Our Vision – healthy, resilient and sustainable workplaces where employees thrive and feel heard and valued.

The Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative offers ongoing programs, events, information and educational opportunities to help 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?

Take the Commit to be Fit Challenge in May!

Throughout the month of May, Healthy Workplaces, Canadian Cancer Society is challenging workplaces to take part in the 4-week Commit to Be Fit Challenge to move more and sit less! Each week has a new exciting activity, which can be done individually or collectively as a team.  The goal of this challenge is to encourage employees to make small, positive changes by incorporating physical activity into their daily lives.  Join the Fun! Move More, Sit Less!

New Fitness Class at RUH

Check out the Core and Strength class for a great overall body workout.

Employee Fitness Classes for Spring

Check out these classes starting April 3, 2019! Register today.

New Class at SPH

Yoga Fit for SHA employees and affiliates is now being offered at SPH. Register today!

New e-books Available for Staff to Borrow

Saskatoon Healthy Workplace Initiative has acquired some new online eBooks on mindfulness, self-care and Stress Management available to borrow through the Patient and Staff Medical Library. Check out these free resources today!