Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.51
Liaison Mat Thijssen
Submission Date Nov. 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University of Waterloo
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mat Thijssen
Sustainability Manager
Sustainability Office
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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 staff?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Students at Waterloo are provided with a full suite of services that include Health Services and Counseling Services. Health Services includes the student medical clinic, family health clinic, and nutrition services, including individual counseling with an on-staff dietician. Counselling Services provides workshops, peer support groups, podcasts and videos, and individualized counseling services for students to help with a variety of mental health issues. Health Promotions also provides services and programs for students through events, presentations, on-campus displays, and information on mental health, body image, healthy relationships, sexual health and responsibility, sleep, partying, smoking cessation, and substance abuse. Many of these are organized through student-run Peer Health Education teams supported by Health Services.
Employees and their dependent family members at Waterloo also have access to the Employees and Family Assistance Program, which is provided through a private health services company across local network of participating counselling services, all at no-cost to employees in addition to the full benefits package. Services covered include confidential face-to-face counseling for stress management, anxiety, substance abuse, marital problems, violence/trauma, and workplace issues. The program also has Life Smart Services that connect employees over the phone for consultation on work-life balance assistance with subject matter experts, including childcare, parenting, relationship solutions, financial consultation, legal advisory, smoking cessation, nutrition counseling, and career coaching and retirement planning. For further information:
Students: https://uwaterloo.ca/campus-wellness/
Employees: https://uwaterloo.ca/employee-assistance-program/


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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