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Wellness

Wellbeing in Construction Workplaces

You’ve worked hard to make your job sites physically safe. But like a growing number of employers, you know that creating a truly healthy workplace doesn’t end there. Mental health, physical fitness, and inclusive and respectful workplaces are among the factors that, in combination, help employees to bring their best selves to work every day.

Promoting employee wellbeing and healthy workplace cultures can be especially challenging in construction, with its often irregular hours and multiple and sometimes remote job sites. And many construction workers still fit the “strong silent” profile, and may not find it easy to open up about mental health in particular.

What doesn’t get talked about, doesn’t get better – and will quite likely get worse. And that in turn is bad for workplace productivity and can lead to sometimes tragic outcomes for individual employees.

1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health problem in any given year


Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

How We Can Help You Promote Wellbeing

Offered free-of-charge to ICBA members, our new Workplace Wellness Program is designed to promote individual wellbeing and to foster healthy culture change in construction workplaces, through engaging information and resources. The program is scalable to companies of all sizes, and features ongoing client support and self-paced online courses and other delivery tools.

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Holistic

Addressing diverse, inter-connected themes that collectively influence employee wellbeing

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Ongoing and Inclusive

Companies sign on for a full year, and make the program available to all employees, creating shared momentum that can truly influence workplace culture

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Informed by Expertise

The program was developed and is delivered with the support of leading experts on mental health and other themes

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Purpose Built

Designed for the construction sector, the program delivers actionable information in easy-to-access and relatable ways

ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is made possible by the support of Canada Life, one of ICBA Benefits’ key group health benefits partners.

12 Monthly Themes

  • Mental Health Stigma

  • Respectful Workplaces

  • Physical Health

  • Pain Avoidance and Addictions

  • Mental Health – Suicide Prevention

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Mental Health – Depression and Anxiety

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Psychological Safety in the Workplace

  • Cancer Awareness

  • Financial Fitness

  • Reflection

Materials Delivered Monthly

Theme-specific materials are delivered in digital formats:

  • Overview of theme and resources
  • Multiple short educational pieces
  • Multiple toolbox talks
  • Site posters
  • Virtual professional development courses (optional add-on)

Plus an engaging, self-paced online course, delivering informative multi-media content, including practical tips and links to other resources.

Why Make ICBA Your Workplace Wellness Partner

  • We represent a large segment of the B.C. construction industry, and understand your business and your workforce
  • With a long track record in benefits-services and training delivery, we have extensive and highly relevant expertise
  • We believe in customer service, and with a dedicated Wellness Coordinator on our staff will ensure smooth and seamless program onboarding and implementation

Submit your information below to receive more information about the ICBA Wellness program.

    Thank you for your request. Our Wellness team will reach out to you. Wellness services are offered free to ICBA Members. To Become a Member, visit icba.ca/become-a-member

    Cost to Canadian Economy of Mental Health Problems:

    $51B PER YEAR

    $20B
    WORK RELATED

    Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

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