ICBA Wellness Breaking the Stigma around Mental Health

You’ve worked hard to make your job sites and offices physically safe. But creating a truly healthy workplace doesn’t end there. Mental health, physical fitness, and inclusive and respectful workplaces help employees bring their best selves to work every day.

Promoting employee well-being and healthy workplace culture can be challenging. The Mental Health Commission of Canada estimates that mental health issues cost the Canadian economy $51 billion every year – and $20 billion of that cost is borne by Canadian employers. In a given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health problem.

ICBA’s Workplace Wellness Program is designed to create lasting workplace culture change, with benefits for both employers and employees.

ICBA Wellness is

  • Holistic: Addressing diverse, interconnected themes that collectively influence employee well-being.
  • Ongoing and inclusive: Companies sign on for a full year, and make the program available to all employees, creating shared momentum that can truly influence workplace culture.
  • Informed by expertise: The program was developed and is delivered with the support of leading experts on mental health and other themes.
  • Purpose-built: Designed for workers, the program delivers actionable information in easy-to-access and relatable ways.



feel comfortable talking to their employers about mental illness.

Source: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety

1 in 5


experience a mental health problem in any given year.

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada


Per Year

is the cost of mental health problems to the Canadian economy.

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada


Annual Cost

of workers’ mental health problems to Canadian employers.

Source: Mental Health Commission of Canada

Why Make ICBA Your Workplace Wellness Partner

We represent a large segment of the construction industry, and understand your business and your workforce.

With a long track record in benefit services and training delivery, we have extensive and highly-relevant expertise.

We believe in customer service, and have a dedicated Wellness Coordinator on our staff, who will ensure smooth and seamless program onboarding and implementation.

Program materials

Theme-specific materials are delivered monthly in digital formats:

  • Overview of theme and resources
  • Multiple short educational pieces
  • Multiple toolbox talks
  • Site posters
  • Virtual professional development courses (optional add-on)
  • Plus, an engaging, self-paced online course, delivering informative multimedia content, including practical tips and links to other resources.

Employee and Family Assistance Plans

Creating a healthy workplace doesn’t end once the job site is physically safe. Mental health, physical fitness, inclusivity, and respect also help employees bring their best selves to work every day.

All ICBA plans include Employee Assistance and Family Plans (EFAP), which offer:

  • Confidential well-being solutions that support the mental health of employees and their families
  • Access to counselling, practical information, and digital content, which supports employees’ mental, physical, social, and financial well-being (available 24/7).


  • Being able to offer these types of benefits has been an integral part of us recruiting and retaining employees. It gives me comfort knowing that I have a team of ICBA professionals behind me that not only have my best interests at heart but those of my employees.

    Building LogoLaura StantonAWG Northern Industries
  • Our company did not fit inside the typical insurance needs box, and the ICBA team found solutions that work perfectly for us. Anytime we have concerns, we have support from their team. We happily recommend ICBA Benefits!

    Building LogoWerner FriesenBert’s Electric
  • Not only was ICBA Benefits able to find a more viable solution for us from a cost perspective, but they provided us with a detailed report that outlined how our plan design measured up in comparison to the industry, and they brought to our attention some deficiencies our prior plan had that we didn’t know existed.

    Building LogoMike KaskRDM Enterprises Group
  • Our employees are our most valuable asset… they get comprehensive coverage and great customer service, and we get the benefit of accessing a growing and thriving benefits pool, with the flexibility of the hour-bank model.

    Building LogoRon ChambersChambers Electric
  • ICBA is always there to provide professional and friendly service and support with our benefit plan needs. They know our business and bring their expertise to ensure that our benefits solutions are tailored to the needs of our staff.

    Building LogoSteve LuxBrighter Mechanical
  • Since placing our business, and through our many dealings with ICBA staff and management over the years, we have come to appreciate their expertise, the diverse range of products they offer, and their extremely competitive premiums. The team at ICBA Benefits continues to exceed our expectations.

    Building LogoScott JacobJacob Bros Construction
  • We received a very detailed plan comparison, and ICBA took the time to come to our office to explain all the differences, similarities and provided us with information on which plan would be more beneficial to us. After a short discussion, we made the decision to move over to ICBA Benefits, and the onboarding has been extremely smooth.

    Building LogoTammy AyreJohnston Davison Architecture + Planning Inc.
  • The commitment to client service and availability that the team at ICBA Benefits has demonstrated over the years has been extremely useful. I would happily recommend as a benefits solutions provider to any corporation.

    Building LogoStacy KoehlerCarbert Waite LLP
  • Year after year, in addition to the up-to-date industry knowledge they provide, they have consistently proactively found cost savings measures in balance with providing great service and benefits to our company and employees.

    Building LogoSarah PurdyStoughton Fire Protection Ltd.
  • ICBA administers our site benefits plan and partner closely with us. We are incredibly appreciative of their responsiveness and prompt customer service whenever we have needed assistance.

    Building LogoDave PearsonBeedie
  • ICBA has always been honest, forthcoming and has had very valuable insights in navigating our needs with respect to the health benefits for our employees. As a small business owner, the world of insurance and benefits is often difficult to navigate. With the support and fantastic client service provided by ICBA, we have found what we feel is the best solution for our business.

    Building LogoDavid PastorAxis Mechanical Ltd.
  • For the past 8 years, ICBA has proven to be a high-quality benefits management company.  They offer efficient and friendly customer service whether it be for a small question or larger issue, you can depend on their professionalism.

    Building LogoLeslie BrachmanDeaf & Hear Alberta
  • As a small business owner, I appreciate the time and dedication ICBA takes to make my team feel like family and not just a client. ICBA appreciates the value of my time and money, and I recommend you review their service offerings as they continue to do things right, time and time again.

    Building LogoDoug ThubronNBI Solutions
  • The time was taken to understand the uniqueness of our organization and what our specific needs were. ICBA has continued to monitor our plan and make adjustments as necessary to provide the best value in coverage and costs for us and our employees.

    Building LogoRon UhlenbergRidley’s Cycles
  • ICBA is consistently timely and responsive to questions, as well as helpful with staff transitions. Their ability to assist with working out benefits for LTD and negotiating a good price for our benefits package has been remarkable. Their positive and caring attitude makes them a pleasure to work with at all times.

    Building LogoAndrea SilvermanSagesse
  • ICBA is absolutely willing to make personal visits at any time so that our questions are answered and needs are met. I have had staff in my office gushing about how much they like the service provided… They are flexible, understanding, forward-thinking, and their customer service cannot be topped.

    Building LogoNoreen BarrosYouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre
  • ICBA is always extremely helpful to both my benefits team as well as the employees that reach out to them directly, and I am and always will be extremely grateful for their customer support. They have proven themselves to be a fantastic group of people in terms of service and in making sure that our plan stays current and relative to the ever-changing times.

    Building LogoKricket TribeUnitech

ICBA Wellness is made possible by the support of CCI/Kanin, an ICBA Builders’ Circle partner.