Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 72.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Aug. 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

McGill University
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 staff?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

McGill University’s Health and Wellbeing Program was initiated in 2011 with the objective of introducing a culture of health and wellness at the University by creating awareness of the benefits of healthy living, promoting a safe and healthy environment, and enhancing work-life balance. The Program offers employees lunchtime presentations and events on a variety of physical and mental health related topics; this also includes the annual Health Fair. In addition, the Health and Wellbeing website provides valuable resources and information. https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/bp/benefits/health-and-wellbeing

The Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, is a confidential information, counselling and referral service for employees and members of the employee's family. The program offers support in dealing with a wide range of stressful situations.

The EAP is designed to provide employees with direct access to experienced professionals who will help them resolve their problems - before the problems affect their health, family life or job performance.

Confidential assistance is available for a broad range of personal and work-related concerns which may affect employees or their family members, such as:
* Personal and / or job stress
* Relationship issues
* Substance abuse
* Eldercare and childcare
* Parenting issues
* Separation and loss
* Balancing work and family
* Financial or legal problems
* Traumatic events
* Harassment

http://www.mcgill.ca/benefits/eap/

Staff Fitness Program
McGill Athletics and Recreation offers a variety of fitness programs exclusively for McGill staff. Classes are held at convenient hours, during lunch breaks and after work hours.
See the link below to learn more about the wide variety of classes open to staff:
http://www.mcgillathletics.ca/sports/2012/10/31/GEN_1031123936.aspx?


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Wellness for faculty and staff falls under Human Resources; for students under Student Services.

Websites:
https://www.mcgill.ca/health/your-health-and-wellness (general resource for faculty, staff and students)
https://www.mcgill.ca/wellness/about (Counselling Services)

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.