At Shannex we believe that individual wellness positively impacts work and home environments. Shannex has committed to advancing wellness within the organization through our Workplace Wellness Strategy that recognizes and supports individuals in their personal pursuit of wellness.

Wellness means different things to different people. Guided by seven pillars; spiritual, social, physical, vocational, emotional, intellectual, and environmental, Shannex promotes a holistic wellness approach.

We are pleased to provide you with information and resources on the seven pillars of wellness so you can begin your journey.


Physical wellness is the ability to maintain a healthy quality of life that allows us to get through our daily activities without undue fatigue and physical stress. Our personal behaviours have a significant and direct impact on our physical wellness. Adopting healthy habits like routine check-ups, a balanced diet and exercise while avoiding destructive habits like smoking, drugs and alcohol will lead to optimal physical wellness.


Social wellness is the ability to relate to and connect with other people in our world. Our ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with family, friends, and co-workers contributes to our social wellness.


Emotional wellness is the ability to understand ourselves and cope with the challenges life can bring. The ability to acknowledge and share feelings of anger, fear, sadness and stress; hope, love, joy and happiness in a productive manner.


Spiritual wellness is the ability to establish peace and harmony in our lives. The ability to develop compatibility between values and actions and to realize a common purpose that binds creation together contributes to our spiritual wellness.


Intellectual wellness is the ability to open our minds to new ideas and experiences that can be applied to personal decisions, group interactions and community betterment. The desire to learn new concepts, improve skills and seek challenges in pursuit of lifelong learning contributes to our intellectual wellness.


Vocational wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields, while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads to occupational wellness.


Environmental wellness is the ability to recognize our own responsibility for the quality of the air, water and land that surrounds us. The ability to make a positive impact on the quality of our environment, be it our homes, our communities or our planet contributes to our environmental wellness.


Wellness Resources

Great-West Life’s Health & Wellness Site is available to you and your family. This site offers comprehensive health information, and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Visit Gazebo News for the username and password.


Mental Health Resources

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick