ASEBP has a number of health and wellness resources and tools available to support you both at work and at home—as well as your employer.
Support for You
Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
The EFAP is a proactive health program that provides completely confidential support services to you and your family, free of charge, through our third-party service provider, Homewood Health. Offering in-person, online and over-the-phone assistance, 24/7, the EFAP includes supports like:
- counselling and family support services
- relationship solutions
- nutrition counselling
- career development
- smoking cessation
- financial counselling
- dealing with workplace change
- and much more
We understand that many school employees may be feeling some uncertainty around their financial future, and we are here to help. On homeweb.ca, school employees can find articles and workshops that will provide support and guidance about financial wellness. Links to resources are available at the bottom of this page. For anyone feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about where to begin with their financial management, please call Homewood Health.
Topics that Homewood Health can provide support and education on include:
- Financial Consultation
- Getting Your Financial House in Order
- Is It Time For a Money Makeover?
- Taking Control of Your Money
- Financial Fitness
You can access EFAP services by any of the means below.
English contact numbers:
International (call collect): 604-689-1717
French contact numbers:
Appels internationaux (frais virés acceptés) : 514-875-0720
Access the right information at the right time for you with Homeweb—your online resource for e-learning, interactive tools, health and wellness assessments and a library of health, life balance and workplace articles.
If you have inquiries, questions or concerns about any of the service you’ve received through our EFAP, you can have them addressed in one of the following ways:
- You can contact Homewood Health directly or ASEBP’s Benefit Services team. With your consent, one of our benefit specialists can forward your inquiry to the appropriate ASEBP staff to have it escalated to Homewood Health on your behalf. Any inquires we receive from you won’t be disclosed to your employer without your prior consent.
- Alternatively, you can notify your employer. They will then notify ASEBP and we will escalate it with Homewood Health on your behalf. This does require disclosing to your employer the nature of your concerns and the services accessed, however.
Workplace Wellness Support
Build your health and wellness castles together in The Sandbox! A collaborative site that promotes and shares workplace health resources and ideas—The Sandbox can give you tip-of-the-finger access to resources, blogs and like-minded wellness champions in Alberta's public education sector. Our provincial partners—Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Healthy School Community Wellness Fund, APPLE Schools, Be Fit For Life Network and Ever Active Schools—want to help you support and enhance the changes your school jurisdiction is looking to make. Check it out today and discover great resources to help along the way!
Support for your Employer
Workplace Wellness Support
ASEBP provides workplace wellness support and partners with your leadership group, wellness champions and wellness committees to facilitate solutions based on the health and wellness goals of your workplace. Talk to your employer about how ASEBP can support your workplace with a well-founded approach that has you and your colleagues’ needs in mind.
Mental Health First Aid
This program, offered jointly by ASEBP and your employer, helps individuals identify signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in themselves and others. Mental Health First Aid training provides your workplace the opportunity to improve mental health literacy and gain skills and knowledge to better support potential or developing mental health problems in yourselves, your colleagues and your family members.
Health Profile Report
Your leadership group can request one of these custom reports from ASEBP. They provide information about the health of employees—and their dependants—in your workplace, including aggregate prescription drug utilization and lifestyle behaviours that can help prevent, treat or manage chronic health conditions. This information can help guide your employer’s efforts to create and sustain a healthy workplace culture. Check out this sample report!