Workplace Wellness Grants

Timiskaming Health Unit is offering financial support to help promote positive mental health to workplaces with under 100 employees.

Keep thriving in your workplace. Timiskaming Health Unit is inviting workplaces to apply for a Workplace Wellness grant to support up to $1000 to be applied towards activities that promote health, wellbeing and build resilience in the workplace. 

Here’s how it works:

A workplace may submit one application for funding for activities that support employee wellness. The application process is easy! Simply let us know how you would use your funds to promote health, wellbeing and build resilience for your workplace. Applications will be open until November 30, 2021, (closes at 4 p.m. on November 30), apply here. At this time, workplaces with 100 employees or less are invited to apply.

Applications that meet funding criteria, will be selected using a lottery system. Successful applicants will be notified by December 10, 2021. 

Funding criteria:

We encourage that activities connect to the Five Ways of Well-being and are workplace focused. Please note this fund is intended for employees of your workplace.

The 5 Ways to Well-being  are: 

  • Be Active 
  • Keep Learning 
  • Take Notice
  • Connect 
  • Give

 

There are many different and relevant ways to foster and maintain good mental health. Being in nature, cultural and spiritual practices, book clubs, creative expression, mental health education and training are just a few examples.

Please send us a brief summary of any activities, including quotes or pictures when your activities are complete. 

How funds may be used:

  • books, note books, art supplies, etc.
  • food, catering for gatherings
  • purchase of materials or supplies
  • instructor or facilitator fees/workshop costs
  • room rental fees
  • honorariums
  • fitness equipment or supplies
  • prizes, incentives 
  • workplace wellness programming
  • other ideas may be considered

Funds cannot be used for:

  • electronic or office equipment 
  • operational expenses
  • charitable donations
  • the purchase of alcohol, cannabis. tobacco or associated products


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