Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.02
Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date July 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Dalhousie University
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Janice MacInnis
Manager, Organizational health
Human Resources
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all academic staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all non-academic staff?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

Dalhousie has services and programs available to employees including the employee and family assistance program, regular health and wellness workshops, online resources, support groups, and fitness facilities. The employee and family assistance program provides immediate and confidential help for employees and their families in the areas of mental and physical help, financial wellness, legal aid, and family dynamics. Examples of health and wellness workshops include Becoming More Stress Resilient, Emotional Intelligence, Separating Home and Work. We also have an onsite fitness facility with half-price membership for employees, as well as a corporate discount at GoodLife Fitness.

Students can access personal and group counseling services and peer support. The Ask a Nurse program allows students to ask health questions to a registered nurse online. WellTrack is another online service for mental health, where students learn and track their mental health on an app that is connected to an on-campus person. The health interpreter service makes healthcare more accessible by providing a translator for ESL students needing health services. Health Services is working on being more LGBTQ inclusive through training for health professions staff and updated services. Student Health Promotion uses peer-to-peer education to raise awareness about healthy eating and exercise, sexual health, stress management, and mental health, hosting Mental Health Week twice a year. There is also a social worker on campus. The PROsocial initiative offers peer support and encourages students to take care of themselves and their peers, with a focus on substance abuse. Training in active listening is provided by the Dalhousie Student Union. Dalhousie also has a Medical Campus Response Team. Dalhousie has a Multifaith Centre that offers space and spiritual guidance. There is a fitness centre on campus and both free and discounted training.


Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:
Yes

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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