Learning in support of healthy workplaces

Learning in support of healthy workplaces

"To do their best for Canadians, public servants need to work in a healthy environment that is characterized by respect, that embraces differences and diversity, and that supports with compassion individuals struggling with mental health challenges. This is the right thing to do for our employees and for Canadians, who expect us to act responsibly as the largest employer in Canada."

Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
Twenty-Fourth Annual Report to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada

The Canada School of Public Service promotes healthy workplaces—a key government priority—through its learning opportunities for public servants at every level.

Through courses, job aids, videos and special events, the School creates opportunities for learners to better understand the importance and dynamics of healthy workplaces; gain strategies for improving and maintaining their own mental health; and take ownership of their role in supporting workplace well-being across the public service.

Whether online or on site, the School's learning opportunities address important topics such as mental health, disability management, accommodations, diversity and inclusion, values and ethics, effective communication and more. Public servants have a safe space to learn about the resources available to them and how to build a network of colleagues who can offer support and advice.

A selection of resources is listed below. For more information, search the Learning Catalogue on GCcampus for "Healthy and Respectful Workplaces" and then filter by topic.


Available anytime and anywhere to all public servants, our online courses cover a wide range of issues and topics related to workplace well-being, including values and ethics, creating a respectful workplace, occupational health and safety, and workplace accommodation. In addition, special events continue to augment the resources available online, emphasizing engagement and resilience.


Human resources professionals have access to specialized classroom courses covering disability case management, conflict mediation, labour relations and change management as well as their related special events.

Managers and supervisors

Workplace well-being is addressed through comprehensive courses and programs, and in more specialized professional-development courses and special events.


Augmented by selected special events, leadership classroom courses and programs encourage executives to develop their sensitivity to the human and emotional dynamics of change, and their ability to empower positive change and engagement across their organizations. Required training also emphasizes the importance of fostering workplace well-being.

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