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Quality of Work Life

As a commitment to Quality of Worklife, we have implemented a comprehensive, award winning program.

The main objective of the QWL program is to create and sustain an effective working environment that supports our talented staff and energizes them to want to come to work and want to make a difference in the lives or our patients.

The program is structured around four primary foundations: 

Wellness - Details

  • Fitness Centre, Yoga and Pilates  classes, Soccer and Basketball teams
  • Massage therapy
  • Nordic Pole walking Program 
  • Speaker Series
    •   Life Stages  
    • Cultural Diversity in Healthcare
    • Solutions For A Sound Sleep
    • Healthy Aging For Your Body & Mind
  • Wellness Education Sessions
    • Nutrition awareness
      • Living with Diabetes
      • Diet & your Blood Pressure
      • HUGS
    • Healthy Leg Day
    • Diabetes information
    • Hypertension
    • Heart Health
  • Partnerships with Wellspring
    • Care for the Caregiver
    • Qi Gong
    • Coping with Holiday Stress
    • Your Inner Healer
  • Restoration Lunch Breaks – restoration, education, appreciation
    • Creativity – “Get Unstuck  and Get Going …on the Stuff That Matters Most”
    • Rest, Relax and Renew – “A Thousand Things Went Right Today”
    • “Organize your Life: It is Possible”
    • “The Art of Feng Shui”
    •   “Discovering Your Personal Best”
    •   “Getting Passion Out of Your Profession”
    •   Planting the Seeds of Change
  • EAP
  • Scent-Free and Smoke-Free Workplace
  • Sunnybrook Community Choir  

Safety - Details

  • Safety Days
  • Safe Work Practices
    • Lunch Time Seminars
    • Safety Tips of the week
    • Safety for All newsletter
  • Violence Prevention Program
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention Program
  • Infection Prevention & Control Programs
    • Influenza Campaign
    • Surveillance Program
    • Hand Hygiene

Recognition & Celebrations - Details

  • Team awards – recognition for team work and accomplishments
  • Customer Service Awards
  • Leadership Awards
  • Schulich Awards for extraordinary contributions to Clinical and Nursing excellence
  • Random Acts of Kindness Program
  • Annual Service Awards
  • Ski and Snowboarding Day
  • Golf Tournament 
  • Staff BBQ 

Learning - Details

  • Tuition, bursary and conference fund support
  • Staff Development
    • Satellite Programs
    • In-house Workshops
    • Career and Learning Centre
  • Leadership Development
    • The Leadership Institute
      • 2008 Schulich Executive Education Centre
      • 2005-2007  Rotman/HPME
  • Continuing Education Support Fund (CESF)
  • Special Awards
    • Nursing Scholarship Awards
    • Professional Advisory Committee and Nursing Education Awards/ Practice –Based Research Awards
    • Volunteer Association Awards
    • Managemetn Awards & Grants
  • eLearning and on-site classes for Nurses
  • Sponsorship for careers in Critical Care


Invent your future at Sunnybrook.
If you have what it takes to excel in our environment, and are interested in joining our team, please visit our Employment Opportunities page.