Health and Wellbeing

2017 APEX EXECUTIVE WORK and HEALTH Survey

 

2017 APEX Executive Work and Health Survey


The 5th Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) Executive Work and Health Survey is now closed.

Thanks to all Executives who took the time to participate in the survey and shared their opinions, suggestions and recommendations regarding the topics covered in the survey.

As you know, the results of the past surveys have contributed to discussions on mental health, engagement and respectful workplaces across the Federal Public Service

The results of the 2017 APEX Executive Work and Health Survey will provide a picture of EX health and well-being as well as a basis for moving forward with improvements to our work environment, and generate ideas for the future of our community. Survey results will be available to the executive community this Fall.

APEX will then work closely with the EX community on practical approaches to deal with the findings on personal physical and mental health, work-life balance, workplace wellbeing and organizational health to name a few. 

If you have any other questions regarding this survey, please contact Jean-Pierre Lamarche, APEX Visiting Executive, at jean-pierrel@apex.gc.ca or at (613) 943-0332.

2012 Health and Well-Being Survey

 

2012 APEX Work and Health Survey:

Paving the Road to Improvements in the Health and Wellbeing
of Public Service Executives

APEX has been actively monitoring the health of federal public service executives since 1997.  This is the fourth in a series of surveys conducted by APEX every five years. 

The findings of the 2012 APEX Work and Health Survey are now available, and a clear picture has emerged regarding the health status of executives and their workplace. 

The opportunity exists for departments of a certain size to obtain a report comparing their results to those of the general executive population.

APEX has established a working group composed of members from across the Public Service.  The working group will hold its first meeting in September 2013.  It will develop and oversee the implementation of an action plan in response to the results of the survey.

APEX will be offering bilingual information sessions on October 2nd and 30th, that will allow its members to obtain deeper insight into the survey results and what they mean for executives and their organizations.  These sessions will be offered in the NCR, with the possibility of participation by webinar.  They will be held mid-day to ensure executives from across the country can participate.

If you would like further information, please contact the APEX Secretariat at 613.995.6252.



MENTAL HEALTH JOINT TASK FORCE RELEASES SECOND REPORT

On May 31, 2016, the President of the Treasury Board, the Honourable Scott Brison, and his co-chair, the National President of Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Robyn Benson, welcomed the release of the second report by the Mental Health Joint Task Force.

Over the past several months, members of the Technical Committee of the Mental Health Joint Task Force worked in close collaboration to build on the recommendations of its first report by providing specific next steps for federal public service organizations in key areas, such as guidance on the selection of a mental health champion, organizational engagement and a centre of expertise. 


As a member of the Technical Committee, APEX is proud to continue to contribute to this important work on behalf of its members and we applaud the Government's ongoing commitment to this important issue.  We look forward to continuing our efforts to strengthen the Public Service and supporting the advancement of concrete actions to improve mental health in the workplace.

Technical Committee Report to the Steering Committee on Mental Health in the Workplace


On December 2, the President of Treasury Board, the Honourable Scott Brison, welcomed the release of a report by the Mental Health Joint Task Force.


Over the past several months, members of the Technical Committee of the Mental Health Joint Task Force worked in close collaboration to develop a vision that guided the development of recommendations aimed at improving the workplace culture, as well as related health and safety practices. 


As a member of the Technical Committee, APEX is proud to have contributed to this important work on behalf of its members and we applaud the Government's ongoing commitment to this important issue.  We look forward to continuing our efforts to strengthen the Public Service and supporting the  advancement of concrete actions to improve mental health in the workplace.

CiviliTy Report

  • Civility Matters! An evidence-based review on how to cultivate a respectful federal public service, by Craig Dowden, Ph.D. - Click here.


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