Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.13
Liaison Ronnie Dorsnie
Submission Date April 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 3.00 Shannon Coulter-Low
Student Life Counsellor
Student Services
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Total number of employees:
927

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
884

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
95.36

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainable Happiness 24h Certificate

A brief description of the employee educators program (1st program):

Sustainable Happiness is “Happiness that contributes to individual, community or global well-being and does not exploit other people, the environment, or future generations.”
-Dr. Catherine O’Brien

The "Sustainable Happiness Certificate" is being offered in person during the Winter 2023 semester, facilitated by a John Abbott employee in collaboration with Dawson College. The weekly sessions are developed with a goal of reconnecting people, community, and Nature.

Participants in the certificate are introduced to the concept of sustainable happiness and explore its implications, both personally and professionally. This is an experiential and applied training. Key topics include sustainability, connecting with Nature, positive psychology, well-being, happiness, and healthy/sustainable lifestyles. All participants must complete a project which benefits the well-being of themselves, others and/or the environment to obtain the certificate.


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (1st program):

Facilitators of the certificate must have completed the Sustainable Happiness Facilitator training in order to participate. John Abbott's facilitator previously completed the 6-month training given by Dr. Catherine O'Brien (see EN09) in order to offer this peer-to-peer opportunity in-house. The Facilitator Training includes a 120 page training guide, and each participant completes readings, video presentations, and peer presentations weekly. Facilitators' activities include participating in a community of practice of fellow facilitators, guiding individual participant projects for the community and integrating the SH philosophy through workshops in their various departments to further raise awareness and skills about practicing SH both personally and professionally.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
1

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
12

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
4

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
50

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A brief description of all other employee peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education programs:
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Number of trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Number of weeks, on average, the employee educators programs are active annually (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
50

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.05

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