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Your Physical Well-Being

Employee & Family Assistance Program available 24/7:  
Visit HomewoodHealth or call 1-800-663-1142

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Earn Rewards for Healthy Living

With Manulife Vitality, an app-based program that helps you know more about your health, improve your health and enjoy the rewards. The program launches on Nov. 24, for all VIU employees with extended health care coverage. If you have used Manulife’s plan member website, expect an email from Manulife soon, explaining how to register for this voluntary program.

Check out the Vitality webpage

Vitality by Manulife

The Vitality app boosts your motivation and rewards you for making healthy lifestyle choices. This program gives you the tools you need to reach your personal health and wellness goals, directly aligning with the invitation for action to encourage employee well-being in VIU’s People Plan. Look for the Manulife Vitality Group Benefits app with the V! Learn more about Vitality online or visit the FAQ page.


Best Doctors is a healthcare consulting service available to VIU employees and eligible family members. Whether you are seeking an expert second opinion on a medical diagnosis, questioning surgery, need help finding the right specialist, or want advice about a health issue, Best Doctors will provide you with the answers you need to confidently move forward with your care. VIU employees and family members who are eligible for employee benefits can call 1-877-419-2378 or email

Home Office Setup

  • View this MoveSafe webinar (password: MoveSafe) to learn tactics on how to set up a home office as well as movement to keep the body  healthy.
  • Setting Up Your Home Workstation: If you are used to working with a sit-stand desk at work, here are some creative solutions that could be improvised for the home office. If you have a portable stand-up solution—or other portable ergonomic equipment such as a mouse—at the work office, you could borrow those items from VIU to use at home until staff are recalled to campus. 
  • MoveSafe Home Office Worker Guide -- everything you need to know about preparing and maintaining the body, imparting movement into the workday, preparing your work area, adapting available home furnishing to establish an ergonomic home office and learning how to sit properly, hold a mouse properly, text without neck strain, etc. 
  • Virtual home workspace assessments available through VIU Health and Safety Team. Contact to request your assessment.
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Contact Homewood Health

Employee and Family Assistance Program available 24/7 For counselling call 1-800-663-1142 or visit HomewoodHealth online

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