Brandon University Resources

Lifeworks Employee and Family Assistance Program

Lifeworks provides work-life/wellness resources, and an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). These resources are free for BU employees, their spouse/partner, and dependents. Resources and services are provided on a confidential basis.

  • Work-life / wellness resources include online information and support in accessing community resources related to a number of life and health topics, such as stress, grief, parenting, caregiving, managing finances, work relationships, fitness, addiction, and smoking cessation.
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program offers ‘consultations, information and educational resources, counselling and personalized community referrals … 24 hours a day, seven days a week’

Leadership Development

Brandon University provides opportunities for leadership development for both current and future leaders.

  • LEAD provides current and future leaders the opportunity to build their leadership capacity and acquire new knowledge, skills, and tools important for cultivating the talent of others in order to achieve their highest potential.
  • 360 Executive Leadership Feedback provides senior administrators with personalized leadership feedback and coaching for continued leadership development.

Respect in the Workplace (RiW) Program

Respect in the Workplace (RiW) is a self-paced series of online learning modules designed to create and enhance a healthy, positive, and productive workplace. The program is set to launch in February 2016.

Mental Health First Aid Training (Student Services Initiative)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

MHFA workshops are held on campus throughout the year, facilitated by MHFA certified Brandon University faculty. MHFA training workshops were held in spring and fall 2015 for BU students, faculty, and staff as well as the general public and will be held on an ongoing basis.  



Diversity and equity are a priority at Brandon University. Initial work has been undertaken on developing a diversity and equity plan. A baseline survey was conducted in November 2014, and hiring of a Diversity and Human Rights Officer is currently under way. The successful candidate will be responsible to develop and implement an effective diversity and equity plan.