Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.20
Liaison Juanita Van Norman
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Manitoba
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Arlana Vadnais
Employee Wellness Specialist and Campus Mental Health Facilitator
Human Resources
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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):

UM offers wellness programs for students, staff and faculty guided by Success Through Wellness, our inclusive Mental Health Strategy.

The following are some of the programs available to support student wellness:
- The Student Counselling Centre is available for all students for counselling, crisis assistance, resources, workshops and more
- Healthy U is a group of volunteers led by the Health & Wellness Educator, who are certified student health educators. These volunteers provide mental health, sexual health and overall wellness education through office hours, outreach events, workshops and presentations and online content.
- University Health Services has an onsite community health clinic providing primary care and health promotion services
- Spiritual Care and Multifaith Centre, as well as our Indigenous Elders, provide support and programming to all students whether they identify as spiritual, atheist, religious or agnostic.
- Student Support Case Management provides holistic support to students in crisis or emergency
- The Sexual Violence Resource Centre provides support to those who have experienced sexual assault by providing information, referral to counselling and medical care and appropriate accommodations.
- Student Accessibility Services is available to reduce barriers to students with any form of disability
- Recreation Services has fitness and recreational programming available at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campus, available to all full-time students with gym fees included in tuition to reduce cost

The following are some of the programs available to support Staff and Faculty wellness:
- The Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAFP) provides multi-modal counselling (phone, in person, video and online chat options) and wellness resources to all employees of the UM. This service is free and confidential, and available 24/7. Also includes the My EAFP mobile app with fast and easy access to health and wellness topics that may impact work.
- Recreation Services provides fitness and recreational programming available at both the Fort Garry and Bannatyne campuses with reduced pricing for employee membership, as well as wellness programs and seminars for workplace team development.
- Employee Wellness provides sick leave, disability-related accommodation, and return to work support for all employees.
- THRIVE learning and wellness programming for employees, including the THRIVE Week in May and year-round workshops and events.


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:
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The institution’s smoke-free policy:

https://umanitoba.ca/governance/sites/governance/files/2021-06/Clean%20Air%20-%20Procedure%20-%20Reformatted.pdf

Visitors, students and staff are not permitted to smoke in any of the
following:
a) Universities buildings, or portion thereof; including buildings or facilities
leased to others; and
b) fleet of vehicles leased to, under the control of or owned by the
University.

2.1.3 Smoking is prohibited within eight (8) meters or twenty-five (25) feet of
any building entrance on the Fort Garry campus. In circumstances where 8
meters is not effective in controlling the migration or re-circulation of smoke into buildings, additional measures may be taken, including extending prohibited
distances.

2.1.4 In conjunction with the policy for the Health Science Centre, smoking is
prohibited on any property owned or under the control of the University of
Manitoba at the Bannatyne Campus


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