Health & Wellness - Duha Group

Health & Wellness


We here at the Duha Group like to have fun.

The Fun Initiative Steering Committee (FISC), which evolved from the FAD (Fun at Duha) program created in 2003, is managed by employees from Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, the Front Office, the Distribution Centre and ProWest. 

FISC’s mission is to foster a fun environment in which all Duha employees can participate. The Committee meets regularly throughout the year to exchange ideas and plan events and wellness activities. Notices of these activities are posted at the huddle boards and include:  

  • Earth Day Cleanup and BBQ
  • Ping Pong Tournament, Air Hockey Tournament, Table Top Baseball, Darts
  • Corporate Gym Memberships
  • Holiday-themed contests
  • Back to School Trivia Contest
  • Investors Group Retirement Planning Lunch and Learn
  • Yoga Classes

Centre for Education and Work

The CEW assists workplaces in delivering and customizing training for and adult learners.

The Duha Group, which has always thought of itself as a training and learning organization, has partnered with the Centre for Education and Work (CEW), a non-profit organization, on a number of initiatives. 

Along with taking part in the learning organization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhu3xXjT3lw Duha Group has piloted the Work-Based Managerial Certification Program as well as participated in a Workplace Essential Skills Learning Assessment Tool and Essential Skills in Safety & Health Program.

See article called “Duha Color Group: Commitment to Individual and Team learning” in CEW Today magazine http://www.cewca.org/cew-today

Community Involvement

The Duha Group is involved in the community by:

  • Partnering with Windsor Park Collegiate’s Career Internship Program, to host a Grade 12 student each year.
  • Offering a 30-day student placement through The Salvation Army’s Life Employability Enhancement Program. This placement can lead to full-time employment with Duha or elsewhere.
  • Hosting a “Take our Kids to Work Day,” which helps Grade 9 students understand the importance of a high school education and appreciate their parent or guardian’s role in supporting their family.
  • Conducting 1-hour “Youth in Manufacturing” tours to Grade 9 and 10 students from various Manitoba schools. The tour allows students to explore the various types of careers that are available in a manufacturing setting and what education and training is required for those careers.
  • Taking part in internal charity events such as the Sock Drive, Bike Drive, Koats for Kids and the Winnipeg Cheer Board Hamper Drive.
  • Participating in the United Way Campaign.
  • Creating the Community Paper Project

 

The Community Paper Project

In 2009, the Green Initiative Steering Committee began the Community Paper Project for use by non-profit organizations such as schools, daycares, churches, community groups, the Winnipeg Good Will, as well as by company employees.

The 5 sizes of available paper are:

  1. Letter (8 ½” x 11”)
  2. Legal (8 ½” x 14”)
  3. Large (18” x 24”)
  4. Miscellaneous Sizes
  5. Roll cores

If you are interested in arranging for a pick-up, please:

email:

or phone 786-8961, extension 239 or 274.