Health Promotion, Return to Work, Disability, Sick Leave

Summary of Program Objectives and Procedures

The purpose of the Wellness & Recovery (W&R) office is to help create safe, healthy, inclusive and engaging work environments, reduce absenteeism, and provide meaningful opportunities and accomodations for those with ongoing illness and disabilities. Our goal is to help employees stay at work and when illness necessitates absences, integrate them back into the work environment safely, expediently, and respectfully. 

Bell Let's Talk Day

New support for mental health and well-being:

The past year has been difficult for many of us.  As we continue to navigate the pandemic and related mental health challenges it may pose, it is important that we play an important role in ensuring the wellbeing of our people.  Please check in with your teams to make sure they are aware of, and able to access the supports available on our HR website: resources available.  We remain committed to supporting mental health and continue to add more resources to support people and families during this time.   

The following is one of many resources available to support mental health.

Bell Let’s Talk Day is Thursday, January 28 and we’re joining in to help drive progress in mental health.

COVID-19 has affected every aspect of our lives, including our mental health. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 38% of Canadians say their mental health has declined due to COVID-19, and people already struggling with their mental health were 2 times more likely to say their mental health has declined due to the pandemic.

Since 2010, Canadians and people around the globe have joined in the world’s largest conversation around mental health on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Together we have taken big steps to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and inspire one another to take action and help create a Canada where everyone can access the mental health support they need. By joining in and taking action, we are all helping to make a real difference.

This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign shines a light on the actions that we can all take, because now more than ever, mental health matters. Whether you’re staying virtually connected with a family member, working directly with patients in recovery, investing in access to care or even just taking care of your own mental health, every Canadian can play a part in their communities, workplaces, schools and at home.

When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts.

Please visit to learn more about resources available and to begin your own conversation about mental health at home, school or in the workplace.

Please join us this Bell Let’s Talk Day by showing your support for all those who live with mental illness and those taking action to help them.