Healthy Workplace Initiative Program (HWIP)

Applications for the current funding year, are now closed!

Funding applications are open from October 5 and close on November 7, 2022 at 4pm.

For full HWIP information and guidelines, please visit the Program Homepage.

About the Healthy Workplace Initiative Program

The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program (HWIP) is an annual fund available to UBC departments and units to support grassroots activities that promote wellbeing in the workplace.

The program provides start-up funds and support for health related, sustainable initiatives. You can apply for funding for programs that include yoga or fitness classes, building a community garden or investing in mental health training in your workplace.

Each department may submit one application per year and successful applications are selected on a lottery basis until the available funding has been used up.

If your department is approved for Healthy Workplace Initiative funding, you must use the funds within one year.

The fund is based on a reimbursement model.  All successful departments will need to cover the cost of the initiatives up front and then submit receipts for reimbursement.