Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 60.05
Liaison Beverley Ayeni
Submission Date Dec. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Toronto Mississauga
PA-14: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Chelsea Dalton
Acting Sustainability Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Facilities Management & Planning
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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):

For staff and faculty:
The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto who are eligible to participate in the University’s group benefit programs, and their dependants: spouses, partners (including same-sex partners) and dependent children.

The Employee & Family Assistance Program offers confidential short–term counselling, coaching, information, and support for all types of issues relating to mental health, health management, and achieving greater personal and workplace well-being:

Couselling on matters regarding: family, depression, marriage, relationships, life transitions, grief, addictions, stress, anxiety and other personal issues
Life Smart Coaching on matters regarding: health, life balance, and careers

They also offer online resources with eLearning courses and child and elder car resource locators.

https://hrandequity.utoronto.ca/employees/efap/

For students:
Wellness at UTM is a campus-wide health promotion initiative, which aims to (I) provide students with information, tools, and resources to support them in making healthy choices towards their personal and academic goals, and which (II) advocates for and supports the development of healthy systems and structures that encourage and support student health and well-being.

Our vision is a healthy and supportive campus environment where all students are able to thrive to their fullest.


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:
The institution’s smoke-free policy:

Guideline for Transition to Smoke Free
The purpose of the Smoke-Free Policy is to provide a safe and healthy environment for the University’s faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and visitors. There may in some circumstances be other issues involving safety and health that need to be balanced against the measure of providing a smoke-free environment. Recognizing the differences between the University’s three main campuses including their geographic location and situation in relation to public non- University space, each campus has authority to develop designated smoking areas during a transition period. The purposes of the designated smoking areas will be to provide an opportunity for University property users to adjust to the general prohibition against smoking and/or for the University to identify and address campus-specific impacts on health and safety of the general prohibition against smoking.
Transitional arrangements will be in accordance with the following:
- Designated smoking areas will be outdoors, and not within 15 metres of University buildings. - Designated smoking areas will comply with applicable provincial and municipal requirements.
For clarity the Guideline for Transition to Smoke Free applies to all University Property, including non-campus property owned and operated by the University. The division with jurisdiction over such property has authority to develop designated smoking areas as described in the Guideline.


Website URL where information about the institution’s wellness programs is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Peer health education is an integral component of the student outreach efforts of the UTM Health & Counselling Centre. The Wellness Ambassadors Program provides students with information, tools, and resources to empower them to make healthy choices in support of their personal and academic goals; and supports the development of healthy systems and structures that encourage and foster student health and well-being on campus.

The Wellness Ambassadors Program encompasses over 100 Volunteer & Work-Study students who participate in one of the following four teams:

Physical Health
Mental Health
​Harm Reduction
Outreach

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