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School board prioritizes the well-being of its staff

Starting this fall, Sprout will be made available to all permanent staff
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SUDBURY - As the school year begins, the Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario (CSPGNO) is helping its staff embrace a healthy life style. To help the entire team achieve its objectives, the CSPGNO has acquired the services of Sprout.

Starting this fall, Sprout will be made available to all of the CSPGNO’s permanent staff. Sprout is an online social platform that allows users to consult a library of online resources, obtain a customized action plan and access professional advice for their personal needs. Staff will be invited to fill out a survey and post their activities.

The CSPGNO’s director of innovation, Ms. Renée Coulombe, explains: “There are many good reasons for us to help our staff pursue a plan that fosters their well-being. Research clearly shows that employees who have a good life style are more happy, productive, efficient and resilient. Well-being has a direct and positive effect on an employee’s sense of belonging and commitment in the workplace.”

The Sprout platform allows staff members to input their private information in a diary and share their sporting results, healthy recipes and all sorts of activities related to their well-being. They can also synchronize the program’s functionalities on their iPhone, Android, Nike App and Fitbit devices and enjoy a rewards program which encourages participation and well-being.

Recognized for its keen sense of innovation and openness to the world, CSPGNO offers a French-language public education of the highest quality in eleven elementary schools and eight secondary schools in the communities of Markstay, Noëlville, Greater Sudbury, Elliot Lake, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dubreuilville, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Longlac.