Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Fund

Support Healthy Workplace Initiatives at UBC

The Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program fund is available to UBC departments, units and operational committees to support healthy workplace initiatives and share examples of good practice.

The fund is part of the Focus on People Framework strategy “to develop a sustainable, healthy workplace.”

This competition typically funds applications less than $5,000.  Applications in excess of this amount are considered if highly adherent to the criteria. Review previous recipients.

The next application deadline for HWIP Funding will be April 25, 2014 at 4:30pm.  

Healthy Workplace Initiatives Program Criteria- Spring 2014

Application Form-Spring 2014

Please also take note of our service provider criteria, new as of Spring 2013.

Individualized coaching is available for departments/units interested in applying for funding.  Please contact Miranda Massie, Health Promotions Coordinator ( or 604.822.8762) to book a meeting.

Or, speak to one of our mentors (past applicants that have volunteered) for tips on the application process.

Congratulations to the Fall 2013 Recipients

In the Fall 2013 round, we received a total of 19 applications. We awarded 11 departments/units a total of $32, 711.

There were numerous applications that were encouraged to resubmit for the Spring 2014 round with minor adaptations.

Campus Department/Unit Planed Initiatives Amount Awarded
Vancouver Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL) Wellness Library expansion $3,240
Vancouver Asian Studies Weekly yoga classes $4,000
Vancouver Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies Weekly yoga and meditation classes $1,200
Okanagan Faculty of Medicine Group personal training program $1,875
Vancouver Childcare Yoga and stress management program $4,300
Vancouver Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) Weekly soup group lunch program $2,406
Vancouver University Industrial Liaison Office (UILO) Self defense class program $1,800
Vancouver Alumni Affairs-Faculty of Medicine Weekly SunRun Running Clinic $1,040
Okanagan Student Services and Financial Support Happiness Initiative (meditation, workshops, surveys and education) $6,400
Vancouver Mechanical Engineering Stress management initiative $3,450
Vancouver Department of Anthropology and Sociology Patio vegetable garden $3,000

Everyone has a role in creating a healthy workplace. We encourage all UBC staff and faculty to motivate their departments/units to partake in this opportunity.

Sign up for the monthly Healthy UBC e-Newsletter to stay informed about HWIP criteria and application deadlines.


Miranda Massie
Health Promotions Coordinator