Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month 2020 - A message from the Defence Team Mental Health Co-champions
October 1st, 2020 - Defence Stories
Defence Team members work in a variety of spaces – from offices, to shop floors, to operational environments, and now, for many, our homes. Thriving in the Workplace—this year’s Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month (CHWM) theme—has taken on a deeply personal meaning for many of Defence Team members who are making their home their place of work.
As your Defence Team Mental Health Co-champions, we want kick-off the CHWM campaign by emphasizing the importance of a safe and healthy environment, no matter where your workplace is.
This October’s CHWM campaign will be entirely virtual. The Defence Team CHWM page (launching October 2) will host a wide range of activities and resources throughout the month, including opportunities to:
- watch a special video message from senior Defence Team leaders stationed across Canada and around the world;
- explore the Defence Team Virtual Health and Wellness Fair (launching October 2);
- join a Zumba class with colleagues;
- try your hand as a chef on #foodiefridays; and
- learn more about how you can contribute to a healthy workplace.
We encourage all Defence Team members to participate in the different initiatives aimed at encouraging healthy minds and bodies.
As all of this year’s events will take place online, we encourage Defence Team members to follow DND and CAF social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to stay informed. Click on the social media icons at the top of the page to join any of these accounts, and stay-tuned for a month-long slate of activities.
We look forward to being part of ongoing discussions across DND/CAF about how we can build safer, healthier workplaces for all Defence Team members.
LGen Mike Rouleau
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Mr. Jerry Ryan
President, Federal Government Dockyard Trades
and Labour Council (East)
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