Be Well Be Safe_May 2024 calendar

May 6 to 12 is Wellness@Work’s annual Be Well, Be Safe Week at U of G. We hope you’ll join us for some of the events we have planned to celebrate National Mental Health Week and North American Occupational Safety and Health Week. View the Be Well, Be Safe week calendar!

May 6: Attend the Kick-Off Event!

Fostering Safety: Physically and Mentally with Keynote Speaker Rob Ellis, Founder of My Safe Work

Join with us to kick off Be Well, Be Safe week with speaker Rob Ellis. Rob Ellis became an outspoken advocate for health, safety and wellness in the workplace after the death of his son David in 1999. At the age of 18, David Ellis was killed in a workplace accident. He was given limited training and no supervision. It was his second day on the job. After his death, David’s father, Rob Ellis, started MySafeWork, a not-for-profit organization and registered charity.

Rob Ellis will be providing a moving keynote presentation which will share his personal story of starting My Safe Work and focus on three areas of health and safety:

  • Communication beyond texts and emails
  • New life coaching in your workplace
  • Mental stress management in your workplace.

Participate in a challenge during the week!

  • Complete the CMHA’s “A Week of Compassion” and be entered to win 1 of 5, $25 hospitality gift cardsLearn more about how to participate!
  • Do you have what it takes to spot all the hazards in the photos?  Identify 3 hazards within each of the three photos and also submit a “safety idea” relevant to the photos. Complete the PDF worksheet to be entered to win a prize!

Programming for the week:

Support your physical well-being during Be Well, Be Safe Week:

Submit your Wellness@Work Grant Application by April 30th at 5pm!

The Wellness@Work Grant Program encourages faculty and staff across all campuses and research stations at the University of Guelph to help promote wellness in their workplace through the implementation of a tailored health‐promoting program, approach, or idea in their workplace. Learn more on the Wellness@Work grant webpage.



Isidora NežićRSW (she/her) | Wellness @ Work Advisor
Human Resources | University of Guelph
University Centre, Level 5 | 50 Stone Rd E | Guelph, ON | N1G 2W1
519-824-4120 Ext. 56705 |