Sit Less. Move More. At Work.
UPnGO with ParticipACTION helps deskbound workplaces seamlessly integrate fun, rewarding, and healthy behaviour programming into the workday to help employees be at their best.
Active workplaces are productive workplaces. Get your company moving with us today.
A sedentary, deskbound workforce hurts your bottom line
Only 20% of Canadian adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity – and our modern workplace culture is feeding into this problem. More time is spent sitting at work than ever before, leading to a less active, less healthy, and less productive workforce.
UPnGO with ParticipACTION includes a unique combination of platform, curriculum and onsite support designed to mobilize your entire workforce towards lasting, healthier behaviours. UPnGO has been piloted and fine-tuned in fourteen different organizations of all sizes. Rigorous evaluations have shown that the program positively impacts employee wellness and drives a marked increase in employee engagement and workplace culture.
The average absenteeism rate in 2011 was 9.3 days per full-time employeeThe Conference Board of Canada: Missing in Action
Wellness programs save 1.5–1.7 days absenteeism or $251 per employee per yearSun Life-Ivey Canadian Wellness ROI Study Update (2015)
Workplace absences resulted in the Canadian economy losing an estimated 2.4 per cent of the gross annual payroll, or an estimated $16.6 billion in 2012The Conference Board of Canada: Missing in Action (2013)
Physically active employees take 27% fewer sick days and report 14–25% fewer disability daysPublic Health Agency of Canada (2008)
“UPnGO has helped us encourage our employees to be more active during the day. Employees tell us they have more energy and feel more productive. Our work is typically deskbound and mentally complex, the achievable changes encouraged each week through the UPnGO challenges are changing habits, and encouraging more social time between coworkers.”Lynn Frazer, VP, Human Resources autoTRADER.ca
“TELUS has innovation as a core value. With UPnGO we are using the power of the Internet and innovative technology to help our team members to be active, healthy and well.”Steve Podborski, Director & Wellness Champion, TELUS Communications
"In the last 5 weeks I have learned by making myself get up and walk for just 10 mins, wakes me up and feel refreshed. I used to need a coffee around 3:30 to wake up but now I get up and walk our famous Donut! I think this program is incredible! It has really helped out our morale.”Sue, Postmedia Network Inc.