Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.07
Liaison Michael Chapman
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Scotia Community College
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Patti McCullough
Project Assistant
Facilities & Engineering
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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):

NSCC provides information on the public NSCC website about counselling and wellbeing services for students. The website also provides information on how to contact community resources, such as the Mental Health Crisis Line. In addition, each campus employs a Student Services Team that offers on-site counselling and wellness services to students. For online students, an e-Campus Student Services Team is also available. This information can be found by following the link below:
https://www.nscc.ca/services/counselling-wellness/index.asp

The Human Resources department provides proactive and supportive programs to enhance employee wellbeing and implements effective workplace policies regarding employee health and safety. In addition, NSCC provides its employees with access to the Workhealthlife Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). The program is designed to provide employees and their families with immediate confidential support to resolve work, health, and life challenges. More information can be found at the link below:
https://www.workhealthlife.com/


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?:
No

A copy of the institution's smoke-free policy:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

As of September 1st, 2018, NSCC enacted its Smoke Free policy. The policy applies to all employees, students, contractors, and visitors on any NSCC property. According to the policy, all smoking is prohibited on all NSCC property, except for tobacco and e-cigarettes (excluding cannabis). However, tobacco smoking and e-cigarette use are only permitted in explicitly designated smoking areas. The policy can be found by following the link below:
https://www.nscc.ca/docs/about-nscc/policies-procedures/smoke-free-policy.pdf

The Nova Scotia Smoke-free Places Act prohibits smoking in most indoor spaces, thus this condition was not required to be included in the NSCC Smoke Free Policy. More information on the Nova Scotia Smoke-free Places Act can be found at the link below:
https://novascotia.ca/smoke-free-places/


Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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