​​​​​​​​​​​Workplace wellness is a comprehensive approach to improving the health and well-being of both employees and the organization. Research shows that wellness initiatives in the workplace improve overall health and provide economic benefits, for both the employee and the employer. A healthy organization translates into a more productive and resilient workforce.

"Workplace wellness at UHN is a strategy to assist UHN in meeting strategic objectives by developing a healthy business culture and encouraging and supporting employees​ with their efforts to initiate and/or maintain a healthy work life."

Wellness Guiding Principles

  • Leadership for wellness exists at all levels of the organization
  • People are our most important resource at UHN
  • Wellness is a common goal, but individual approaches vary
  • Wellness at work interacts with wellness at home
  • We are all responsible for our health and well-being
  • Wellness@UHN is about continuous improvement
  • UHN supports healthy living strategies
  • Healthy Minds
  • Healthy Bodies
  • Healthy Organization

To promote, enhance and support behavioural changes in UHN staff to improve health and well-being at both an individual and at an organizational level.

  • To gain commitment and support of health enhancement programs and services at all levels at UHN
  • To decrease chronic disease risks factors and by promoting and encouraging healthy behaviours
  • To move those employees ready to change into action and encourage the stage of change process
  • To increase employee engagement, resiliency and work-life balance
  • To reduce the impact of absenteeism and disability costs
  • To create healthy policies at the individual and organizational level

Wellness is a part of life, inside and outside of work.
A healthier community translates into a healthier organization.

Contact Us

UHN Workplace Wellness Center - Main Office
Toronto General Hospital, UHN Workplace Wellness Center 1NU168

Phone: 416 340 4800 ext. 4486
Fax: 416 340 5210

Staff Absence Process: Non-Occupational Injury or Illness

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