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April - Financial Wellness

Financial wellness plays a crucial role in every aspect of our lives. It impacts our physical and mental health, relationships, and overall sense of well-being. When individuals are financially secure, they experience reduced stress levels, better physical health, and improved productivity at work. Moreover, financial wellness enables people to pursue their goals and aspirations, whether it's buying a home, starting a business, or traveling the world. 

Financial stress can prevent us from focusing on things that matter: our health, our families and our relationships. The benefits of investing in your financial well-being are numerous.

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada is a great resource and has provided the below information on the benefits of financial well-being below:

Better mental and physical well-being

  • Decreased anxiety and reduced stress over financial issues will result in better sleep, increased energy, improved relationships, and stronger mental and emotional health.

Higher productivity

  • You will be less distracted by financial issues. This will allow you to be more focused and productive in your personal and professional lives.

Increased confidence when it comes to your money

  • You will have the financial knowledge and confidence to better manage your money. This could mean saving for short- and long-term goals or setting aside money for emergencies.
  • While managing your money may seem overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s student debt, a mortgage, your kids’ education or retirement savings that’s weighing on your mind, there are resources to help.
  • See below for resources!

External media

Homewood HealthFinancial Fitness Podcast

External resources

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada: Resources to help improve your financial well being

Homewood Health: Blog - Taking Care of Your Finances

Homewood Health: HH - E-courses see page 11, "Taking control of your money". 

  • Sign up or log into your Homeweb account to access this e-course as well as many other beneficial articles: Homeweb

Featured workshops

Upcoming UFV Workshops:

Advanced Excel: Tuesday April 16, 2024 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Managing your Money: Wednesday April 17, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Resources and education materials

Teledoc Health

Teledoc Health - September 2023

Homewood Health

  • E-Learning e-courses - self-directed and self-paced: e-course catalogue
    • Taking control of your mood
    • Taking control of your stres
    • Resilience
    • Responsible optimism

Homewood's Plan Smart Lifestyle and Specialty Counselling Servies: catalogue of service descriptions for employees

  • 12 Weeks to Wellness - Ready to take your health and well-being to the next level? Homewood’s 12 Weeks to Wellness Program may be what you are looking for. Homewood’s program uses a comprehensive, self-directed approach to support behaviour change. You will have access to life coaching, nutritional counselling, and health risk assessment over a 12-week period. One call to Homewood at 1-800-663-1142 is all it takes to get started. Plan Smart empowers you with the information and support you need to take a comprehensive approach to behaviour change. Homewood makes it simple to get started and guide you step-by-step.

Wellness Together Canada - online platform launched by the Federal Government for all Canadians of all ages to access mental health and substance use support. Click here to access.


Health and well-being awareness monthly campaigns


  January   Mental Health 
  February   Healthy Heart
  March   Women's Mental Health
  April   Financial Wellness
  May   Cancer Prevention
  June   EDI Awareness
  July   Respect in the workplace and harassment prevention
  August   Trauma informed care
  September   Work-life balance
  October   Breast cancer awareness
  November   Men's health
  December   Self-care

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