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EdCan Network launches online course to support leader professional learning on workplace wellbeing in the K-12 education sector

Winnipeg, MB, April 4, 2022. The EdCan Network is pleased to announce that its professional learning course, the Well at Work K-12 Leadership Course, is now available asynchronously online for school district leaders, wellbeing leads, school principals, and teams. With classes delivered by district leaders and subject matter experts, the course prepares education leaders across Canada to undertake a systemic approach aimed at sustainably improving employee wellbeing which contributes to a more positive school environment for students. 

“The Well at Work K-12 Leadership Course is the first of its kind to focus on workplace wellbeing specifically in the education sector from a systemic perspective,” says Anne MacPhee, Chair of the EdCan Network and National Director of Finance and Operations for the Canadian Mental Health Association. “Ensuring the mental health and wellbeing of teachers and staff has been a consistent challenge that has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. As we shift towards a post-pandemic era, it’s more important than ever that we seize the day by investing in healthy K-12 workplaces for the long term.” 

The course consists of bite-size learning modules that are accompanied by additional resources and services which provide gateways to deeper learning and customized support. Broad topics of discussion will include the rationale for taking action on workplace wellbeing; how to approach systemic work; and who to involve in workplace wellbeing transformation efforts with considerations for local contexts. 

“Through Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, we invest in initiatives that strengthen the resilience of employees. This helps them respond to the daily pressures at work, resolve workplace issues and support each other,” says Mary Ann Baynton, Director of Collaboration and Strategy, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health. “That’s why we’re proud to support the Well at Work K-12 Leadership Course. By helping teachers build on their strengths, this program will also help improve student outcomes.” 

Since 2019, the EdCan Network through its  Well at Work initiative has served as Canada’s national lead on K-12 workplace wellbeing. Through its workshops, convening activities, and advisory services, Well at Work supports education leaders across Canada to develop and implement system-wide strategies to improve K-12 workplace wellbeing for the long term. 

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