The University of Windsor joined a partnership of the City of Windsor and the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association to promote health and well-being among employees situated in the downtown core.
Walking Wednesdays set participants on a weekly one-kilometre walk along the riverfront through the spring and summer. A kick-off event May 9 in Charles Clark Square welcomed University faculty and staff to join.
Vincent Georgie, director of the School of Creative Arts, endorsed the project.
“Our focus in this collaboration is to engage the downtown campus in fostering wellness for our faculty, staff and students by utilizing the downtown core and encouraging healthy activities,” he said.
Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand, said Windsor mayor Drew Dilkens: “Knowing that one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental illness during their lifetime, we are proud to work in partnership with the University of Windsor to take a stand for mental health and to bring much-needed awareness and education about mental health to our employees and our community.”
Vincent Georgie, director of the School of Creative Arts, speaks at the official 2018 launch of Walking Wednesdays, a wellness project for people working downtown.
The University of Windsor joined a partnership to promote health and well-being among employees situated in the downtown core.