Healthy workplace

Healthy workplace is one of our strategic priorities.

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A healthy workplace is one that promotes the health, safety and well-being of our workers. And at Eastern Health, we are committed to creating and sustaining a healthy workplace.

Diversity and inclusion

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We strive to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all.

We believe that everyone brings valuable knowledge, experience and perspective. It is in this diversity that Eastern Health finds its strength in embracing the distinct and complimentary characteristics of its members and founding communities. Providing fair, equitable and quality health care and services to patients, residents, and clients with diverse backgrounds is key to reducing health disparities.

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Through the efforts of all of our employees, physicians, students and volunteers, we work together to provide excellent care and services to our patients, residents and clients as well as their families.

We are a proud Employee Partner with the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI).


Civility and respect

Civility and respect logo We are committed to providing and supporting an environment that promotes positive encounters and experiences. This is why we are promoting civility and respect in the workplace, and where individuals and teams are empowered to create positive spaces where everyone – employees, physicians, students, volunteers and patients and families – feel supported, welcomed and treated with respect.

Civility and respect reflects Eastern Health’s ongoing commitment to the National Standards of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

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We have adopted the concepts and practical ideas outlined in the book Trust Your Canary: Every Leader’s Guide to Taming Workplace Incivility (2015), by author Sharone Bar-David. Inspired by the work of academics Christine Porath and Christine Pearson (2018), this book is a great guide for improving respect and civility across our organization.


Pink Shirt Day   

Annually, we celebrates Pink Shirt Day at the end of February. Pink Shirt Day is a reminder that we are committed to an environment where civility and respect is at the heart of every interaction.  

For staff and physicians looking for resources or additional information, please visit Eastern Health intranet under Healthy Workplace or email 


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Factor Description
Psychological Support A health-care work environment where coworkers and leaders are supportive of staffs’ psychological and mental health concerns and respond appropriately as needed
Organizational Culture A health-care work environment characterized by trust, honesty, and fairness
Clear Leadership and Expectations A health-care work environment where there is effective leadership and support that helps staff to know what they need to do, how their work contributes to the organization, and whether there are impending changes
Civility and Respect A work environment where health-care staff are respectful and considerate in their interactions with one another, as well as with patients, family, and visitors.
Psychological Job Fit A work environment where there is good fit between the interpersonal and emotional competencies of health-care staff and the requirements of the position they hold.
Growth and Development A health-care work environment where staff receive encouragement and support in the development of their interpersonal, emotional and job skills.
Recognition and Reward A health-care work environment where there is appropriate acknowledgement and appreciation of staff’s efforts in a fair and timely manner.
Involvement and Influence A health-care work environment where staff are included in discussions about how their work is done and how important decisions are made.
Workload Management A health-care work environment where tasks and responsibilities can be accomplished successfully within the time available.
Engagement A health-care work environment where staff feel connected to their work and are motivated to do their job well.
Balance A health-care work environment where there is recognition of the need for balance between the demands of work, family, and personal life
Psychological Protection A health-care work environment where the psychological safety of staff is ensured.
Protection of Physical Safety A work environment where management takes appropriate action to protect the physical safety of health-care staff.
Protection from Moral Distress A health-care work environment where staff are able to do their work with a sense of integrity that is supported by their profession, employer, and peers.
Support for Psychological        Self-Care A health-care workplace where staff are encouraged to care for their own psychological health and safety.

Psychological supports

Please see our Employee Mental Health Supports Quick Reference Guide (PDF).

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Last updated: 2023-07-19