Our People priority was established as part of Providence’s Mission: Forward strategic plan to inspire people and teams, so that we can attract the best and brightest and support them to flourish. The Working Well series aims to profile PHC staff and medical staff who are living wellness at work. By sharing how your colleagues embrace wellness at work, we hope that this series is just one of the ways you feel supported to flourish at Providence. If you are looking for wellness resources currently available, please refer to this one-pager. Because the better we feel at work, the better we are able to care for others.

Today we are profiling Dani Renouf, Renal Resource Dietitian with Clinical Nutrition Services.

What does wellness mean to you?

Wellness is so much more complex than we used to think: it encompasses our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing, and it very closely connected to our greater environment and the world around us. Wellness is really about connection.

What is one of your wellness goals?

I really enjoy being creative and learning new things, and I realize that this is such an important part of my wellness model. I need time and space to think, be creative, and innovate. I love spending time outdoors so I mostly have hobbies that involve being outside.

What do you do during your work day (and at home) to achieve wellness?

I try to take small and short breaks where I stand up from my desk, stretch, go for a walk outdoors, or connect with a friend or co-worker.

I notice that if I don’t build in these small moments, the day goes by rather quickly and I’ve sat at my desk for most of it.

Do you have a wellness tips for staff/your colleagues?

What do you look forward to and what small joys do you have? Make sure you find even a few minutes every day to enjoy those activities; hopefully, they involve spending time outdoors.

Providing the best care to the people we serve is dependent on our own health and wellness. We are working to deliver a comprehensive Staff and Medical Staff Wellness Action Plan, to help us create a healthy and safe work environment where everyone can flourish. If you have a wellness idea that could make a big difference to you and your colleagues, please send it to 
Ideas: Forward. If you have questions about this plan or feedback on wellness at PHC, please be in touch: missionforward@providencehealth.bc.ca.