The OISE Wellness Committee was formed in response to priorities that were identified in the Learning and Leading from Within - OISE Academic Plan 2017-2022.
Our mandate is to serve all faculty, staff, students, alumni, partners and friends of OISE on a journey of wellness. Our mission is to improve efforts to address the physical and psychosocial environment through support, engagement and encouragement of healthy lifestyles for our community members.
In the Learning and Leading from Within - OISE Academic Plan 2017-2022, we identified Wellbeing and Mental Health as one of our focusing themes for the next five years. Our key objective in this area is to enhance the wellbeing and mental health, both individual and collective, in our local, national and global communities.
We established the OISE Wellness committee in the Spring of 2018 and have started to develop a wellness program to support the health and well-being in our community.
The initial priorities from the report include:
- Establish a wellness committee representative of faculty, staff and students to make recommendations and lead the development and implementation of the institutional wellbeing and mental health initiatives.
- Explore ways to improve quality of work-life balance for staff, faculty and students, and support healthy lifestyles through, for example, yoga and mindfulness meditation opportunities.