Employee Well-being

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Employee Well-being


Human Resources connects you with a variety of services, resources and programs that support the well-being of employees and encourage a healthy, productive workplace.


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WEBINAR: Supporting faculty to create a healthy and engaging learning environment 

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Psychological well-being


There are many aspects of life and work that affect a person’s psychological health and safety, both at home and at work. Mount Royal employees have several resources available that promote employee mental health.


Mount Royal Resources

Employee & Family Assistance Program

Offering confidential services to support employees through adversity.

MRU Extended Health Care Benefits

If eligible for health insurance, you have coverage for a licensed psychologist or social worker.

Return to work and accommodation programs

Wellness Services


The Office of Campus Equity & Meaningful Inclusion (CEMI)




External Resources

Alberta Health Services resources, services and programs

  • Access Mental Health - Calgary and Area
    This resource for Calgary and area offers mental health information, options for mental health support, connection to local community resources,connection to specialized mental health services. The website also includes information about internal and external services including wait times, location and service fees. 403-943-1500 Ext. 2 (Adult and Senior Services)
  • Mental Health Helpline (Province of Alberta)
    In conjunction with HealthLink Alberta, the Mental Health Helpline provides crisis intervention; information on Mental Health programs and services; and referrals to other agencies. It is a confidential service that operates 24 hours a day. 1.877.303.2642



Immediate support


Wellness Together Canada


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Wellness Canada is a new national initiative offering immediate support to adults and youth.

Get connected to mental health support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional. Wellness Together Canada



COVID-19 resources


General COVID-19 information

Parenting during COVID-19


Stress and COVID-19


Anxiety and depression



Employee and Family Assistance Program




Homewood Health is the provider of Mount Royal’s Employee and Family Assistance Program, which is a confidential service offering a variety of supports across many areas of an employee’s life.


Complimentary Webinar: "COVID-19: The Second Wave and Your Mental Health"










Leave and related support programs


MRU strives to support the health of its employees through programs and services that allow for life balance. To accomplish this we offer a variety of leave programs, flexible work programs as well as accommodation and return to work programs.

Leave time

Mount Royal supports its employees and aims to provide leave time to foster life balance. Please consult your respective collective agreements for details on leaves available to specific employee groups. Some of these leaves can include parental leave, compassionate leave, family illness leave, change of domicile leave, disaster conditions leave, personal leave, faculty professional leaves, faculty sabbatical, attendance of court proceedings, vacations and holidays.

Additional Paid Medical Appointment Leave is also an option for MRSA employees.

Short-term Disability

In the event you are required to be absent from work for more than six consecutive work days due to illness, you may be eligible for short-term disability. Medical documentation is required and should be submitted to the Ability Management Consultant — abilitymanagement@mtroyal.ca.

Long-term Disability

You may be eligible to receive long-term disability benefits from Sun Life Financial, if you require time off work due to illness for an extended amount of time. Learn more about benefits.


Employees who require workplace accommodation should contact the Ability Management Consultant — abilitymanagement@mtroyal.ca.

Flexible Hours of Work

Scheduled flexible hours of work are normal hours of work which may be varied to accommodate a flexible system of working hours which takes into consideration the needs of the University and/or the Department and the desires of the individual. Flexible work hours must be mutually agreed upon. Reference your collective agreement for more details on flexible work hours.



Ability Management


The Ability Management office within Human Resources supports you applying for short- or long-term disability, returning to work after illness or injury and establishing accommodations for chronic conditions. Contact Information for Ability Management, Human Resources:

Email: abilitymanagement@mtroyal.ca

Fax: 1.587.420.2989



Physical well-being


To support you in being active and healthy while at work, MRU provides the following services and information.

Workplace Health Promotion; Active & Healthy Workplace

Ergonomics program

Offered through Human Resources, employees can request ergonomic assessments that involve evaluation of their workspace. To set up an appointment please contact Environmental Health & Safety indicating that you would like an ergonomic assessment.

Ergonomic resources

Office Ergonomics

Other MRU resources for active living



Employee benefits


MRU provides a range of health, dental and other benefits to maintain and promote the health of employees and their dependents.



Other organizational wellness resources


MRU benefits from a community that supports employee wellness, a number of MRU departments outside of Human Resources provide excellent services and resources for health and wellness. Refer to the Employee Guidebook for information about these offerings.