Healthy Workplace Strategic Plan 2019-2022

Carleton University’s Healthy Workplace Strategic Plan 2019-2022 is a holistic approach to supporting faculty and staff well-being and building a thriving workplace.

In guiding the development of this Strategic Plan, members of the Carleton community, including the Healthy Workplace Committee, Healthy Workplace Champions, faculty and staff, were asked to envision what Carleton’s ideal Healthy Workplace would look like and what a healthy workplace meant to them. There were many recurring themes. But above all, we heard a desire for a more holistic view of health – one that does not differentiate mental health from overall health. Thus, the Healthy Workplace Strategic Plan 2019-2022 continues to build on the strong foundation that has been established and sets out to further integrate all aspects of well-being in fostering a truly holistic healthy workplace.

This Strategic Plan lays out the vision, areas of focus, goals and actions for Carleton’s Healthy Workplace Committee over the next four years, from 2019 to 2022.

Download a PDF of the Strategic Plan here.

Dimensions of Well-Being

The Healthy Workplace Committee recognizes that there are various dimensions that can influence an individual’s well-being and thereby impact a Healthy Workplace culture. These dimensions are not independent, but rather interdependent and interconnected. The following dimensions of wellness that impact health and well-being will assist in developing Healthy Workplace programming and planning.

  • Mental
  • Physical
  • Professional
  • Social

Areas of Focus

For the purpose of this Strategic Plan, the Healthy Workplace Committee identified the following four areas of focus integral to building a Healthy Workplace:

  • Planning & Assessment
  • Faculty & Staff Engagement
  • Awareness, Literacy & Education
  • Leadership

Below is a model demonstrating how these four areas contribute to building a Healthy Workplace, defined by the four dimensions of well-being.

A key area of focus in the new Strategic Plan is mental well-being. On June 25, 2019, the Healthy Workplace Committee launched the Not Myself Today campaign, an evidence-based initiative developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association to support workplace mental health.

The world is increasingly complex and the pace of change compounds the challenge of living a balanced and healthy life. At Carleton, we value resilience and we are a caring community that supports each other. The Healthy Workplace Strategic Plan 2019-2022 is our commitment to continuous improvement in building a thriving, healthy workplace.