PRESS RELEASE: It’s seriously time to invest in teacher and staff well-being

EdCan launches “Well at Work” campaign to encourage greater investment in workplace well-being in K-12 education

Despite the fact that stress and burnout are on the rise among staff in Canadian K-12 education systems, investment to support their well-being isn’t keeping pace. As the leading independent national voice in Canadian K-12 education, EdCan is pleased to officially launch “Well at Work” – a new research and public awareness campaign that calls on education leaders to make teacher and staff well-being a top priority.

“The well-being of K-12 staff is a high priority for school districts across Canada. As Director of Education, I look forward to the learning from “Well at Work” to inform our Board’s focus on staff well-being,” says Denise Andre, Director of Education for the Ottawa Catholic School Board and EdCan Chair.

Featured: Newly-elected EdCan Chair Denise Andre (Director of the Ottawa Catholic School Board) with EdCan staff.

With 128 years of experience convening stakeholders from across the entire spectrum of Canadian K-12 public education, EdCan will be hosting a series of national events to build a common vision for workplace well-being, including:

The Case for Investing in K-12 Staff Well-Being: Financial. Legal. Student Achievement. (November 22, 2019 in Toronto)

This exclusive professional learning session will bring together ministry and faculty of education representatives, Directors of Education/CEOs, and other K-12 leaders from across Canada.

National Summit on Teacher and Staff Well-Being (Spring 2020)

This gathering will bring together champions, changemakers, and key stakeholders from across the country to learn more about ways to advance workplace well-being in K-12 education.

Well at Work is all about giving schools and school districts the tools they need to improve working conditions for the long term through amplifying educators’ stories and lived experiences that get to the heart of what well-being actually means and looks like at work.

For educators, schools, school districts, and Ministries of Education looking to take their first steps towards creating a healthier workplace, a growing collection of free resources are available for download at www.edcan.ca/wellatwork

For more information

EdCan Network
60 St. Clair Avenue East, Suite 703
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M4T 1N5

Email: wellatwork@edcan.ca