Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.63
Liaison Karen Oberer
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

McGill University
EN-7: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.88 / 3.00 Karen Oberer
Sustainability Officer
McGill Office of Sustainability
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Total number of employees:
10,453

Total number of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
10,453

Percentage of employees served by a peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program:
100

Name of the employee educators program (1st program):
Sustainable Workplace Certification

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

The Sustainable Workplace Certification program challenges staff and students throughout the University to foster healthier, more environmentally friendly, and connected workplaces through individual and collective practices. Each office designates one individual as the team lead. This person joins the Staff Sustainability Network, a community of practice which includes a monthly training session. Training topics include waste management, engaging team members, sustainable procurement, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, etc. Each monthly meeting includes a 20 minute training followed by at 20 minute discussion related to the monthly topic. The members of the Staff Sustainability Network bring this knowledge and empowerment back to their offices to process the Sustainable Workplace Certification level they are working on.


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

Any part- or full-time faculty or administrative staff who is interested in sustainability and in promoting it in their office.


Number of trained employee educators (1st program):
32

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (1st program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (1st program):
0.25

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (1st program):
416

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (1st program) :
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
My Healthy Workplace Ambassador program

A brief description of the employee educators program (2nd program):

My Healthy Workplace (MHW) an initiative that provides employees with opportunities to help make McGill a better, healthier workplace.

The My Healthy Workplace Committee oversees the program and recruits volunteers to work as MHW Ambassadors. The Ambassadors learn about the program's "Guiding Principles" and MHW activities for the upcoming year.

The Ambassadors then participate in outreach in a variety of ways. The Ambassadors:

- Distribute flyers, posters, brochures and announcements on Healthy Workplace activities to co- workers in your unit
- Reserve a health moment in staff meetings to pass along information about upcoming wellness events and opportunities for learning together in community
- Encourage members of their units to participate in healthy workplace activities and to give input into initiatives such as McGill’s “Guiding Principles” for a Healthy Workplace
- Create a healthy workplace space or bulletin board in their area to highlight wellness information
- Serve as a Liaison with the Healthy Workplace Committee, bringing back feedback and requests from co-workers on related themes
- Identify colleagues (teams and individuals) who should be recognized for successfully engaging in Healthy Workplace practices that could be shared with the McGill Community

In 2018-19, My Healthy Workplace engaged
- 85+ MHW Ambassadors
- 150+ volunteers
- 70+ Learning Community Members


A brief description of the employee educators program’s target audience (2nd program):

The target audience for the program is all administrative and support staff on both campuses.


Number of trained employee educators (2nd program):
85

Number of weeks the employee educators program is active annually (2nd program):
52

Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (2nd program):
0.50

Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (2nd program):
2,210

Website URL where information about the employee educators program is available (2nd program):
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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Average or expected number of hours worked weekly per trained employee educator (all other programs):
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Total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all other programs):
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Grand total number of hours worked annually by trained employee educators (all programs):
2,626

Hours worked annually by trained employee sustainability educators per employee served by a peer-to-peer program:
0.25

Website URL where information about the employee sustainability educators programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Note about number of employees served by Sustainable Workplace Program:
All employees, regular and casual, full-time and part-time, are eligible to engage with the program, including student employees, many of whom work in offices on campus. We are also adapting the program for employees who work remotely; this newly redesigned program will be released in January 2021.

The My Healthy Workplace program targets "all administrative and support staff on both campuses." Source: https://www.mcgill.ca/myhealthyworkplace/about/my-healthy-workplace-charter

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