Wellness Programs

Memorial offers employees the opportunity to avail themselves of various programs focused on wellness.

Employee Wellness Resources - In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Employee Wellness has compiled wellness resources for employees including webinars on various topics, mindfulness activities, community resources and EAP contact information.

Health Improvement Program (HIP)- This program is designed to encourage and guide employees to leading a healthy and active lifestyle. This 12 week hands-on program is designed to develop cardiovascular health, promote muscle tone, muscular endurance, and improve body composition, all while tracking your progress. Through recognizing the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating along with the help of personal trainers and fitness leaders, the HIP program will help you look and feel better than ever

 Employee Assistance Program (EAP)– EAP is a comprehensive program that provides confidential assistance and support for employees, retirees and their family members who are experiencing problems of a personal or family nature.

Group Insurance Benefits Plan – Memorial provides an extensive program of group insurance benefits for employees, retirees and their dependents including hospital and extended health benefits, dental, life and AD&D insurance as well as long term disability insurance.

Access to the Blue Cross health risk assessment tool, My Good Health®, is available. This tool provides access to targeted assessments as well as an action planning tool to support lifestyle changes, health related articles and information on a range of community supports. Members can also sign up to receive a regular newsletter with timely and relevant health and wellness tips and information.

Work-Flex Program - The Department of Human Resources has developed the Work-Flex Program, an alternative employment options program designed to provide employees with the opportunity to modify their current work arrangements. Options include leave without pay; reduced work hours; reduced lunch break; compressed work hoursor short term lateral position exchange. The requested option must be requested by the employee and may be approved or denied by the appropriate Unit Head, dependent on the situation.

Preferred Rate Program- This program is designed to encourage employees and retirees to make better use of campus recreation facilities. Under this program, Memorial will pay up to 50% of the cost of a membership at The Works for employees and retirees in St. John's (up to a maximum of $10 a pay period). The Works is comprised of the Aquarena and the Field House, both facilities offer a variety of fitness experiences. For detailed information on the membership options available to Memorial faculty and staff, as well as membership costs, please click here.

In Corner Brook, Memorial has partnered with four local fitness centres to offer a similar service to employees and retirees at Grenfell Campus. Employees and retirees of the Labrador Institute can avail of the program by contacting Kathleen Wall.

Wellness and Recreation, Grenfell Campus –  comprehensive program of services created for students is also made available to faculty and staff and may be accessed through Student Services Recreation and Wellness. Whenever possible programs and events offered on main campus are also offered for employees and retirees of Grenfell Campus. This includes the Preferred Rate Program (PRP), the annual Tely 10 team and seasonal flu clinics.

Smoking Cessation - MUN Cares is a smoking cessation program offered to employees who are ready to quit or are thinking about quitting smoking.

Sexual Harassment – Memorial has a comprehensive policy governing matters related to sexual harassment affecting students, faculty or staff. Visit this site to learn more about the office of the Sexual Harassment Advisor, the university’s procedures relative to investigations and complaints, and other aspects of this policy.

Other Wellness Initiatives - Throughout the year, events and activities are planned to promote wellness for all staff, faculty and retirees at Memorial. Please check out the Events and Activities section of our website.


Human Resources

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000