Workplace Wellness Committee demise linked to public health restructuring

Workplace Wellness Sarnia-Lambton

After 10 years in the community, the Sarnia-Lambton Workplace Wellness Committee is calling it quits.

Chair Cynthia McColeman said the now five-person committee will dismantle next month.

At one time, the committee had as many as 13 community members.

McColeman said the difficult decision to fold was made after Lambton Public Health stepped back from Workplace Wellness.

“Lambton Public Health is doing a lot of restructuring this year, from what I understand they’ve actually pulled back from a lot of community committees to take a look at where their core strengths and what their core messaging should be,” said McColeman. “I understand from a provincial standpoint, that the public health teams were not looking at workplace wellness as kind of one of their main goals.”

Robyne Hanley Dafoe. (Photo courtesy of the Workplace Wellness Committee.)

The committee’s final event will be on September 20, 2019.

They’re holding a morning workshop at the Lambton College Event Centre, focused on navigating stress and change in the workplace with keynote speaker Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe.

The multi-award-winning psychology instructor specializes in resiliency.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.ca.