Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.46
Liaison Brandon Raco
Submission Date Sept. 2, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Guelph
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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):

The Department of Student Wellness is comprised of multiple units and programs, all of which provide health and well-being support and services to students and to the campus community. This includes:
Health Services: We are a multi-disciplinary healthcare team that provides a student-centered and integrated approach to primary healthcare throughout their university careers.
Student Accessibility Services: We facilitate access to the learning environment for students with disabilities through academic accommodations and support services in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Counselling Services: Through individual and group therapy, we focus on students’ personal goals to develop self-understanding and skills that will assist them in their development and academic achievement. We strive to treat each student with individualized attention and care.
Wellness Education & Promotion Centre: We provide resources, interactive programming, and peer-to-peer education and support to the University of Guelph community. We are a student-driven unit where students access information and support about health and wellbeing.
Health & Performance Centre : For more than 20 years, we been preventing and treating sports and activity-related injuries for the University of Guelph and the surrounding community. We take a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation and prevention.
Sexual Violence Support & Education: The Sexual Violence Support and Educational Coordinator provides leadership in prevention and intervention programs, training, and case management support for student survivors of sexual violence referred by Student Wellness Services, the Campus and Guelph community.
Student Support Network We are a team of approximately 40 student volunteers that are extensively trained in active listening and communication skills and provide peer to peer support to students in a private drop-in setting, with two volunteers supporting one student at a time.

The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to all staff and their immediate family members. The program provides 24/7 access to virtual and in person counselling services to support staff with personal and workplace challenges, everything from grief and stress to managing relationships. Furthermore, employees also have access to a robust set of online tools and resources. https://www.uoguelph.ca/hr/node/4141/


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:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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