Journey to Wellness

Your journey starts here. Along with established programs like the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Kudos Awards and services provided by Spiritual Care, we have unique opportunities, activities, workshops and events to help you along your path.

Check back often as we update information and add new opportunities, contests, challenges and more!

This workshop is designed to help you see things clearly and live moment to moment. Being able to focus on the present allows you to respond considerately to problems, handle stressful situations more effectively, and improve your overall physical, emotional and social health.

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Schedule: For dates, locations and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

If you are looking for a way to become a healthier and happier you, give meditation a try.  It can help you decrease stress, lower blood pressure, and positively impact your sleep, chronic pain and tension headaches.

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Schedule: For dates, locations and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy by clicking here

With classes that are suitable for all levels - ranging from beginners to intermediate, yoga is a great way to get exercise, as it helps with fitness and flexibility, but it's also allows you to de-stress and focus on yourself.

Location: Atrium, A-Wing

Length: 45 minutes

Schedule: For more details on class times and schedule, please visit the Learning & Wellness Academy by clicking here.

To register for the classes, please Email or call Occupational Health & Safety at x7290.

Pilates focuses on relaxing tense muscles and on strengthening muscles in your body, especially your core. If you are looking for a great workout without added stress on your joints, Pilates may be the right class for you. All levels of experience are welcome to join.

Location: Atrium, A-Wing

Length: 45 minutes

Schedule: For more details on class times and schedule, please visit the Learning & Wellness Academy by clicking here.

To register for the classes, please Email or call Occupational Health & Safety at x7290.

Enjoy some fresh and local fruits, vegetables, and baked goods!

Check out the Learning & Wellness Academy by clicking here for details. 

Here’s a chance to de-stress, calm down, and smile more! This therapy dog drop-in program provides an opportunity for employees to: talk with the volunteer and the dog, feel/touch/pet/cuddle the dog and of course receive unconditional love from the dog!

Check out the Learning & Wellness Academy for details.

Come explore your creative side through visual & creative arts. This includes drawing, painting, sculpture, clay modelling, and a variety of other creative outlets. It uses both artistic and therapeutic techniques with a way for employees to express themselves through their work.

Check out the Learning & Wellness Academy for details.

Did you know that we have an Orangetheory Fitness Corporate Membership? It's a gym that offers workout sessions that are split into intervals, focusing on cardio and strength training. It's a great way to increase your energy levels, reach your fitness goals and become active.

Length: 1 hour

For corporate membership details, contact Orangetheory Fitness, Elgin Mills location: 10775 Leslie St., Unit 405; Richmond Hill, ON, L4S OB2

Getting fit just got easier. GoodLife Fitness Corporate memberships are available to all Mackenzie Health staff, physicians and volunteers. You can become a new member or transfer your membership over to our corporate rate. Signups or membership transfers occur four times during the year: Jan. 1, April 1, July 1st and Oct. 1. Emails will be sent by the Human Resources Department approximately one month in advance of each enrolment period to provide further information. 

Massages help release muscle tension and stress. Whether you are struggling with an injury or just looking for a way to relax, take a break with head, neck and hand massages. Visit the Learning & Wellness Academy for upcoming sessions. 

To help you keep learning in your pursuit of wellness, we will bring in internal and external vendors that focus on improving health through fitness, nutrition, disease prevention and de-stressing. Learn tips from various experts in the field to help you move forward on your wellness journey.

Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Schedule: For dates, location and information about upcoming workshops, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

Looking for a way to increase energy, prevent injuries, decrease muscle tension and boost your mood? Drop by for a quick stretch break to feel energized! For details, visit the Learning & Wellness Academy.

Mackenzie Health is pleased to offer exclusive access to various discounted products and services to all employees, physicians and volunteers through our newest discount partner, Perkopolis!

Perkopolis is a free, easy-to-use, and exclusive benefit program that provides you with access to discounts to over 1,000 products and services such as:

  • Theatre Tickets
  • Hotels
  • Attractions
  • Movies
  • Health & Wellness 
  • Sporting Events
  • Automotive & More...

To register for program, sign in on Perkopolis' website (you must use your Mackenzie Health email address to register)

Perkopolis also offers a separate portal for hotel offers; Go to Perkopolis Hotels and create a separate login using Mackenzie Health's exclusive access code - (Visit the Intranet > Human Resources > Staff Perks > Perkopolis for the code) - and your Mackenzie Health email address. 

Around the hospital, you will find helpful and encouraging signs as a reminder to keep moving forward on your journey to wellness. With signs near the stairwells and inside the elevators, you will be able to find encouragement and new ways to get active and reach your health and wellness goals.

A new feature coming to our Mackenzie Health This Week newsletter is wellness tips to give you insight, tools and encouragement during your journey.

Coming Soon!

We are continually adding features and programs to help support you and your wellness needs, so watch out for these activities:

  • Fully equiped gym 
  • Fitness and wellness challenges
  • Educational quick tip videos
  • Guest speakers
  • Walking club
  • Various fitness classes
  • Wellness educational handouts,
  • And more!