University and College Community of Practice for Workplace Wellness


We are a group of Canadian Universities and Colleges who are interested in working together to solve common problems in our areas of work which includes but is not limited to workplace health promotion, disability management, psychological health and safety issues and accommodation.  Our purpose is to encourage higher education for the group members, to participate in collaborative conversations, share best practices, develop mentoring relationships, facilitate professional development dialogue and increase our career resources and acumen.


While recognizing that each university/college is unique in its structure, through our Community of Practice (COP) group, we share a common goal to create positive change within our workplaces.  The COP recognizes that this will only be successful by establishing stable relationships of knowledge sharing.

Participation is completely voluntary, but activity is important in order to facilitate the mutual interest in helping each other grow professionally in higher education.  At present, we gather monthly via teleconference bringing ideas to the agenda that require shared expertise and problem solving.

Membership includes the following university/college work functions:

  • Human Resources
  • Health Promotion
  • Work-Life Services
  • Disability Management
  • Health and Safety


Annual Face-to-Face Forum

The Community of Practice Forum provides members an opportunity to explore and develop disability management, health promotion leadership, input, and directional guidance.  The Forum joins leaders like you, who can make changes that promote a healthy and engaged employee. The face-to-face forums result in the sharing and creation of valuable and useful resources for improved case management, health promotion/education, and mental health in our workplaces.

This year the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and McMaster University, are jointly planning our Face to Face Forum!

Join us June 3rd and 4th, 2019 at the University of Waterloo.

Please email your name, institution, and contact information to, if you wish to be included. There is no cost to attend the two day event. A light breakfast and lunch is included each day. Your organization is responsible for all other expenses, such as travel and accommodation.


Current Community of Practice Membership Includes:

Additional Partners:

If you are interested in joining the Community of Practice group, please contact

Carleigh Benoit

(250) 807 – 9543