Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.38
Liaison Jennifer Martel
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of the Fraser Valley
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?:

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

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s):

UFV's Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre
The UFV's Coast Capital Savings Peer Resource and Leadership Centre exists to support students. Wellness peers offer one-on-one support sessions, health & wellness programming, and help students find information in a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space by identifying available resources and providing referrals when required.

Services include:
- Chat with a fellow student for 1 on 1 peer support
- Connection to resources, both on and off campus
- Naloxone distribution centre for the Abby + CEP campuses
- Sexual health and pleasure products available, and info about safer sex
- Spaces are designed to be calm and comfy for when you need a place to decompress

Employee and Family Assistance Program
Provided by Homewood Health, the Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EFAP) at UFV is a voluntary support service that offers immediate, confidential help at no charge for all kinds of problems and life challenges.

Employees and their immediate family members (as defined in your employee benefit plan) can receive support over the telephone, in person, online, and through a variety of issue-based health and wellness resources.

UFV Centre for Accessibility Services
The Centre for Accessibility Services (CAS) is a part of the Student Affairs department and represents UFV’s commitment to enhancing and facilitating the support of students with documented permanent and temporary disabilities at the University of the Fraser Valley. The Centre operates as the central contact point for students with disabilities at UFV. The Centre's focus is on providing accommodations and services that support overall student success. This can include additional time for examinations, note taking assistance, applications for disability-related funding, and more.


UFV Sexualized Violence Program
The UFV Sexualized Violence Program with Student Life provides education on consent, sexualized violence, and prevention. UFV offers three workshops on sexualized violence prevention. Each workshop is 75 minutes long and is facilitated by two UFV Peer Educators.


The Advocates for Change - Living and Learning Community (LLC)
The LLC is part of UFV Housing and tackles issues of racism and diversity. Participants dig into the complex issues: race, equity, diversity, inclusion and identity.

Participants are expected to commit 2-3 hours weekly to participate in extracurricular programs and educational activities on and off campus. Participants will also take part in a service initiative that helps affect change.

The service initiative is where ideas of how to make a change will come into play. Some examples include:
- Raising awareness on a social justice issue(s)
- Hosting an event on campus
- Leading a discussion or awareness campaign
- Sitting in on important meetings to offer a student perspective
- Sharing what you have learned with K-12 Students


Additional Support includes:
Employee Family Assistance Program

Health Spending Account

Manulife Vitality – Wellbeing Program

Employee Fitness Challenge

Employee Training and Development – Health Focus

Mental Health – Not Myself Today

Does the institution prohibit smoking within all occupied buildings owned or leased by the institution?:

Does the institution restrict outdoor smoking?:

Does the institution prohibit smoking and tobacco use across the entire campus?:

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

The University of the Fraser Valley is a smoke-free organization. Smoking is prohibited on UFV Premises, except where an exemption to this policy has been applied for and granted (see regulation 1.0).

The sale of tobacco, cannabis, and other smoking-related products is prohibited on all UFV Premises.

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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