Wellness Program for Contruction Workers in BC - ICBA

Wellness Program

Wellness in construction workplaces

You’ve worked hard to make your job sites physically safe. But creating a truly healthy workplace doesn’t end there. Mental health, physical fitness, and inclusive and respectful workplaces help employees bring their best selves to work every day.

Promoting employee well-being and a healthy workplace culture 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 wellness-related issues.

ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is designed to create lasting workplace culture change, with benefits for both employers and employees.

ICBA Wellness is available, free-of-charge, to all member companies.

Our long-standing commitment to the construction industry gives us a deep and unique understanding of the business and your workforce. With a proven track record in benefit services and training delivery, we have extensive and highly-relevant expertise.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service

833-456-4566

or Crisis Centre BC

1-800-784-2433

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How ICBA can help you promote well-being

ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is designed to create lasting workplace culture change, with benefits for both employers and employees.

Our long-standing commitment to the construction industry gives us a deep and unique understanding of the business and your workforce. With a proven track record in benefit services and training delivery, we have extensive and highly-relevant expertise.

Customer service is at the heart of what we do. We have a dedicated Wellness Coordinator on our staff to ensure smooth and seamless program onboarding and implementation.

23%

Canadians

feel comfortable talking to their employers about mental illness.

Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

1 in 5

Canadians

experience a mental health problem in any given year

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

$51B

Per Year

is the cost of mental health problems to the Canadian economy.

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

$20B

Annual cost

of workers’ mental health problems to Canadian employers

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

Why make ICBA your workplace wellness partner

We represent a large segment of the construction industry, and understand your business and your workforce

With a long track record in benefit services and training delivery, we have extensive and highly-relevant expertise

We believe in customer service, and have a dedicated Wellness Coordinator on our staff, who will ensure smooth and seamless program onboarding and implementation

The ICBA program is:

  • Holistic: Addressing diverse, interconnected themes that collectively influence employee well-being
  • 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
  • Informed by expertise: The program was developed and is delivered with the support of leading experts on mental health and other themes
  • Purpose-built: Designed for the construction sector, the program delivers actionable information in easy-to-access and relatable ways

Program materials

Theme-specific materials are delivered monthly 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 multimedia content, including practical tips and links to other resources.

It was staggering to read the mental health statistics regarding construction workers, and the struggles many are attempting to overcome. The well-being of our employees is a major priority and if, unrecognized by management, any TAG workers are struggling and the guidance this Wellness Program has to offer makes a positive impact, signing up becomes vindicated.

Diane Grant,
TAG Construction

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

Contact the ICBA Wellness Team at wellness@icba.ca  or call 1.800.663.2865.