Active Workplace

The BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) recognizes the important role that work environments play in the physical activity levels of British Columbians. Healthy workplaces benefit organizations and individuals alike and result in improved productivity, fewer insurance and worker compensation claims, reduced absenteeism, and improved staff attitudes towards the organization.

[Source: Active Communities Active Workplace Workbook]

Some of our Active Communities are workplaces while other communities have developed strong and successful workplace wellness programs.

The BCRPA uses a comprehensive approach to a healthy workplace that addresses:

  • Voluntary health practices
  • The physical environment and
  • The social environment and personal resources

Tools and Resources

The BCRPA has developed an Active Workplace Workbook, to assist registered Active Communities and workplaces in the public, private and not-for-profit sector with developing a workplace wellness program.

  • The workbook covers:
    • Benefits of an active workplace - facts & figures
    • Comprehensive healthy workplace planning
    • Getting started - an 8-step formula
    • Recommended practices

Walk BC is a joint initiative between the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon and the BCRPA. Walk BC encourages individual and group walking to increase overall health in communities through a range of programs that promote walking including Workplace Walking. For more information on developing a workplace walking or physical activity program, please check out:

Healthy Workplace Month

Healthy Workplace Month (October) encourages workplaces and communities to create and implement healthy workplace strategies. Click here for more information.

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