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Wellness programs

At the Peel board, we recognize that employees make important contributions to the success and future of our organization. We care about our employees and believe that supporting wellness initiatives is a sound investment.

We have developed a number of programs designed to promote a healthy work/life balance and to assist employees with health issues.

Mind, Body Stress Connection Workshop
Self-esteem and Assertiveness Training Workshop
Introduction to Relaxation Workshop
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Colleagues on Leave Connecting
Employment Leaves

Mind, Body, Stress Connection Workshop
Live life with more energy, more fun and less pain! Controlling stress and making it a positive force in your life requires understanding the connection between your thoughts, your body and the stressors in your life. This stress management workshop will increase your understanding of stress and the impact it has on you. Your goal? To develop a personalized toolbox of skills for living a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Registration information for this workshop will be provided on My Learning Plan.

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Self-esteem and Assertiveness Training Workshop
Confidence and a positive attitude lead to success in work, in relationships and in life. This workshop is an opportunity to enhance your self-esteem and to develop the skills for assertive living.

Registration information for this workshop will be provided on My Learning Plan.

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Introduction to Relaxation Workshop
This interactive, experiential workshop will introduce several different relaxation and meditation techniques, including muscle relaxation, visualization and deep breathing. Relaxation is a stress management strategy that can be used every day to quiet our minds or to help us through difficult situations.

Registration information for this workshop will be provided on My Learning Plan.

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Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
EAP helps you deal with stresses that may affect your personal well-being and interfere with your work performance.

Features of EAP:

a confidential assessment, short-term counselling and/or referral service provided at no cost to all Peel board employees and their immediate families
available 12 months a year on a voluntary basis
provides access to an advisor who can help you identify and resolve your problems
addresses issues resulting from marital problems, health and emotional difficulties, family conflict, grief issues, career decisions, financial difficulties, substance misuse and work-related concerns
provides access to a wide range of community services and professional resources to help meet your needs
guarantees complete privacy – personal issues and participant identities are held in strictest confidence

Learn more about EAP or contact the Employee Assistance Program Counsellors at 905-366-8801.

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Colleagues On Leave Connecting
Colleagues On Leave Connecting is an information/support group for employees who are away from work, either on sick leave or long-term disability. It is an extension of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Currently, the group meets twice a month at the EAP office in Mississauga.

For more information on services provided by EAP, contact the Employee Assistance Program Counsellors at 905-366-8801.

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Employment Leaves
The Peel board recognizes that employees need time away from work to successfully balance the demands of work and lifestyle. We offer various options for leaves of absence packages, including:
sick leave
pregnancy/adoption/parenting leave
leave without loss of pay or cumulative sick leave – available for death, funeral, family illness, holy days, court appearances and other occasional work absences
leave due to family responsibilities
unpaid leave
employee-funded leave
short-term professional development leave
leave to assume responsibilities with outside organizations

For more information on employment leaves, contact
Human Resources Support Services at 905-890-1010 ext. 2400.

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