Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.63
Liaison Dwayne Doornbosch
Submission Date June 24, 2021

STARS v2.2

Langara College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Dwayne Doornbosch
Director Facilities
Facilities
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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):

1) For Employees (faculty and staff)

There is a Wellness Promotion Committee whose purpose is to support employee well-being. Examples of Campus Wellness Initiatives for employees at Langara College include:

- Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), which is a voluntary, bilingual, and confidential service that can assist employees and their eligible family members seek advice on mental, physical, or financial well-being.
- One hour Massage Therapy Clinics by the Registered Massage Therapy Certificate Program students at a rate of $20 for employees.
- Weekday intramurals in the Langara gymnasium.
- promotion of active commuting options, with plenty of bike racks throughout the campus and secure bicycle parking cages, as well as a bike maintenance workshop for employees.
- healthy dining options, including artisan sandwiches, smoothies, fruits, veggies, juices and yogurts.
- wellness discounts, which include 25% off of the City of Vancouver’s Flexipass (a pass that provides access too all of the City's fitness facilities), and 10-20% discounts for various private fitness company locations, and corporate discounts for Mobi (Bike Share).
- wellness classes offered each semester for employees which include; Pilates, Zumba, Yoga, Fusion, Body Sculpt, HIIT, and Hatha Yoga.
- Various other workshops, presentation, webinars, and resources are available to assist employees for various topics such as; Mental Health & Care, Social Wellness, Employee Wellness, Self Care, and Screen-Life Balance.

2) For Students

Information on most health and wellness programs for students is easily accessible by students on the Student Services tab on Langara’s website, in order to provide easy navigation. Programs include:

- Personal Counselling, workshops and information sessions as well as a wealth of resources to help students adjust to collage, handle stress or manage conflicts or unexpected traumatic events to name a few.
- An annual Health and Wellness Fair is held for employees and students, which includes various booths that promoted health and wellness.
- 25% discount on purchase of the City of Vancouver’s Flexipass, which gives access to fitness centres, indoor and outdoor pools and ice rinks around Vancouver.
- Drop-in intramurals which include basketball, indoor soccer, badminton, and volleyball.
- Indigenous Education & Services offer workshops and information sessions, counselling by two Indigenous Liaison counsellors and an Elder in Residence. The Elder in Residence helps students build a sense of community, belonging in a supportive environment.
- Sexual Violence Support & Education, which supports Langara College community members who have experienced sexualized violence, and to foster education dedicated to ending sexualized violence and gender-based violence in our communities. Various resources and support are available.
- In addition to the above, Langara's Health Services have part time family physicians, part time nurse and a full time first aid attendant for students. Health Services have various resources for health information for students.

For more information on support services offered to employees:
https://langara.ca/departments/human-resources-payroll/wellness-promotion/spring-wellness-classes.html

For more information on support services offered to students:
https://langara.ca/student-services/index.html


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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