One of our core intentions at Vitality at Work is to support not for profit organizations with a meaningful purpose embrace their full potential through the application of happiness practices. This will be achieved through many different initiatives including:
Our current initiative is to raise funds to support Women of Courage courses at Outward Bound Canada (OBC). Outward Bound courses provide life-transforming experiences, especially for people who are recovering from trauma or facing a major transition in their lives. Their specialized charitable programs - funded by individual donations, grants and OBC fundraising initiatives - ensure that those who have the potential to benefit most from an Outward Bound experience have the opportunity to do so. Learn more here about Charitable Programs supported by Outward Bound.
Women of Courage courses have been running for over 30 years and offer women survivors of violence and/or abuse the opportunity to experience adventure in the Canadian wilderness with other women who share a common history. By providing the appropriate challenges and supports within a restorative natural setting, this unique program helps Women of Courage to transition from a position of crisis to a place of strength.
Vitality at Work is raising the funds through the Mindful Coaching workshop we are running in June at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario for individuals to participate in these life-changing programs.
Our most recent initiative to support women entrepreneurs in emerging countries was to fund and support the facilitation of a leadership workshop with Zawadisha in August, 2014 in Kenya, Africa.
Vitality at Work raised the funds through the Vitality Workshops that we ran in May and June at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, Ontario. The three day workshop in Kenya, Africa called "Leading and Thriving through Appreciation" was focused on some core principles from positive psychology including the application of Character Strengths and Appreciative Inquiry. It was an extremely successful three days.
The Vitality at Work Institute will continue to work to support the application of positive psychology in Africa in partnership with Zawadisha.
A portion of the profit from all our workshops will be going to fund further leadership development sessions for entrepreneurs in emerging countries.