The Foundation and Background of Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion

Readings and Resources

Relevant Links and Readings

  1. Advancing Healthy Workplaces (Website, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
  2. An Introduction to Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion (Info-Pack, THCU)
  3. Comparisons of Workplace Health Promotion Planning Models (Resource, THCU)
  4. Healthy Workplace Month (Website, National Quality Institute and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety)
  5. Healthy Workplace Resources (Website/ Resources Online, National Quality Institute)
  6. Healthy Workplaces: What, Why, How (Article, Industrial Accident Prevention Association)
  7. Influencing the Organizational Environment to Create Healthy Workplaces (Info-Pack, THCU)
  8. Steps to Creating a Healthy Workplace (Handout, Industrial Accident Prevention Association)
  9. Workplace Mental Health Promotion: A How To Guide – Chapter on 'Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion - Affecting Mental Health in the Workplace' (Online Resource, THCU and Canadian Mental Health Association)
  10. Workplace Health Strategies (Website & Resources, Health Canada)


1 Public Health Agency of Canada (2001). What Makes Canadians Healthy or Unhealthy. Available at:

2 World Health Organization, Commission on Determinants of Health (2008). Closing the Gap in a Generation. Available at:

3 Shain, M., Suurvali, H. (2001). Investing in Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the National Quality Instituted (NQI). Available at:

4 Polanyi, M.F.D., Eakin, J., Frank, J.W., Shannon, H.S., Sullivan, T. (1998)."Creating Healthier Work Environments: A Critical Review of the Health Impacts of Workplace Change." In Determinants of Health: Settings and Issues: Volume 3. Editions MultiMondes. Sainte-Foy, Quebec

5 Charles W. L. Hill, and Gareth R. Jones, (2001). Strategic Management. Houghton Mifflin.

6 The Health Communication Unit (THCU). (March 2003). Supporting Comprehensive Workplace Health Promotion in Ontario Project: Conditions for Successful Workplace Health Promotion Initiatives. Retrieved at

Applied-Learning Reflection ExerciseObtaining Management and Labour Support