Well-being Committee

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Terms OF REFErence

1. Introduction

The Well-being Committee at Saint Paul University was established to promote and enhance the overall well-being of its faculty, staff, and the university community. The committee shall operate under the following terms of reference:

2. Purpose

The primary purpose of the Well-being Committee is to foster a culture of holistic well-being by addressing various dimensions of well-being among faculty members (Part-time and full-time professors), staff (academic and administrative), and the university community (students, alumni, friends, and collaborators). The committee aims to provide resources, initiatives, and support to promote well-being and a healthy work environment.

3.  DeFINITION of the 8 pillars of WEll-BEING.

3.1. Social Health

Refers to the quality of relationships and social interactions. It involves fostering meaningful connections, maintaining a supportive social network, and engaging in positive social activities that contribute to a sense of belonging and community.


Engaging in activities that stimulate mental growth, creativity, and lifelong learning. Intellectual health encompasses critical thinking, problem-solving, continuous learning, exploring new interests, and expanding knowledge and skills.


Involves managing finances effectively, making informed financial decisions, and maintaining stability and security in personal and professional financial matters.

3.4. EMOtional HEalth

Refers to understanding, expressing, and managing emotions effectively. It involves developing resilience, coping mechanisms, self-awareness, and healthy emotional boundaries, leading to a balanced emotional state and better overall mental health.

3.5. SPIritual HEalth

Encompasses finding meaning and purpose in life, developing personal values, beliefs, and practices that provide a sense of fulfillment. It involves seeking harmony and balance in mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of life.


Emphasizes creating a supportive and fulfilling work environment that encourages professional growth, satisfaction, and a healthy work-life balance. It involves initiatives that promote a positive work culture and development opportunities.

3.7. Physical Health

Relates to the maintenance of a healthy body through regular physical activity, nutritious diet, adequate rest, and preventative healthcare measures. It encompasses practices that support optimal bodily function and overall well-being.

3.8. Environmental Health

Focuses on creating and maintaining a healthy and sustainable environment in which individuals live and work. It involves promoting practices that support ecological balance, safety, and well-being within the physical surroundings.


The Work Well being Committee shall be responsible for:

  • Identifying well-being needs and concerns within the university community related to the eight pillars of well-being.
  • Developing and implementing initiatives, programs, and resources to support holistic well-being.
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to promote a culture of well-being and address specific well-being challenges.
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of well-being initiatives and making recommendations for improvement
  • Communicating and promoting well-being-related information and resources to faculty, staff, and the university community.


The Well-being Committee shall consist of representatives from various departments, including faculty, staff, and student representatives, ensuring diverse perspectives and expertise in well-being-related areas.

6.  Meetings and Reporting

The committee shall meet a minimum of 6 times a year, or more, as deemed necessary to discuss well-being-related matters, track progress, and report on initiatives and outcomes to the university administration.

This committee shall meet with the Health and Safety Committee at least once a year.


These terms of reference shall be reviewed periodically to ensure relevance and effectiveness in achieving the committee’s objectives. Amendments may be proposed and implemented with the consensus of the committee members.

8.     Conclusion

The Well-being Committee acknowledges its role in promoting a comprehensive approach to well-being and commits to fostering an environment that supports the well-being of all individuals within Saint Paul University.