November 8, 2023

Schulich ExecEd and Integra Health Join Forces to Fill Critical Gap in Wellness Training Across Canada

Schulich ExecEd, an extension of the Schulich School of Business at York University, which specializes in professional development, has identified a pressing need within the Canadian business landscape for enhanced programming on clinical topics. In response, Schulich ExecEd is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Integra Health, a renowned provider of health and wellness solutions.

The prevailing gap identified by Schulich ExecEd centres on the demand for comprehensive health and wellness training among Canadian businesses. This demand has grown significantly, driven by organizations’ heightened emphasis on the well-being of their employees, especially in the wake of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a surge in mental health issues.

“Schulich ExecEd has long been a trailblazer in delivering expert-led, results-oriented programs tailored to address the unique challenges faced by organizations,” stated Robert Lynn, Associate Director at Schulich ExecEd. “With the evolving needs of our clients, we recognized the necessity of expanding our offerings to include vital health and wellness training, aligning with the well-being goals of organizations.”

About Schulich ExecEd’s expertise in healthcare, he added: “We have delivered numerous training programs to a variety of organizations, including the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network (UHN), Medical Society of PEI and Humber River Health.”

“As a BIPOC, female-owned organization, Integra Health’s mission is to change the way healthcare is delivered as an innovation-focused leader in the community and corporate healthcare delivery space. “Our passion to cross all industry sectors and develop healthcare models within corporate frameworks has helped us deliver seamlessly integrated programs and services,” says Integra Health’s CEO Dr. Sapna Sriram.

This strategic partnership is poised to fill this critical gap by offering a comprehensive suite of business solutions to companies and organizations seeking to enhance their training initiatives. Taught by a world-class faculty of licensed healthcare professionals, including mental health experts, dieticians, registered nurses and physicians, these solutions dive into a multitude of mental health training topics:

  • Mindfulness training
  • Neurodiversity in the workplace
  • Change and resilience
  • Upskilling and coaching programs for vulnerable populations
  • Leadership and well-being and more

Together, the partners will provide organizations with cutting-edge programs designed to elevate employee well-being, foster resilience, and address the multifaceted challenges faced in today’s workplace. This collaboration offers flexible delivery methods, ensuring accessibility and engagement for organizations of all sizes.

Programs can be tailored to fit unique target audiences, with options including certificate programs, workshops, and virtual sessions, providing organizations with the adaptability they need to succeed.

No organization or participant is the same. Schulich ExecEd, an innovator and trailblazer in upskilling, reskilling, and teaching business acumen, understands this hard truth and has developed an approach to program development that analyzes organizational and individual needs and provides post-program support and feedback to ensure professionals are fully equipped to thrive in their specific workplace.

This partnership is a continuation of Schulich ExecEd and Integra Health’s persisting goal to improve healthcare in Canada by addressing the critical healthcare labour shortage in the country. With a shared focus on arming working healthcare professionals with the knowledge and training needed for critical roles in hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities, the joint Schulich Mini-MBA: Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program is an ongoing program that realizes this mission.

For organizations and individuals seeking holistic business solutions that prioritize employee well-being, Schulich ExecEd and Integra Health are poised to deliver transformative results. Together, they will empower organizations to thrive in an ever-evolving corporate landscape with confidence and competence.

For more information about the Schulich Mini-MBA: Clinical Professional Entrepreneurship Program, visit the program page here, or reach out to our expert advisory team to schedule a meeting and find or craft a program right for you.