BetterIt Workplace Chaplains: A New Era of Employee Wellness
Created by Jonathan Kraft on 6/13/2023 9:01:00 PM
A behind-the-scenes look at the rebrand of Corporate Chaplains Canada to BetterIt Workplace Chaplains! Jonathan Kraft walks through the process & mindset behind the recent changes.
Workplace Chaplaincy: A Creative Solution Built Around Employee Needs
Created by Jonathan Kraft on 3/1/2023 3:33:00 PM
Looking back 1700 years to the origins of chaplaincy, our workplace chaplaincy program defines what chaplaincy IS and IS NOT for today. As well, this article considers how chaplaincy can be a pre-emptive strategy to address the mental health crisis affecting the Canadian workforce right now.
Workplace Chaplaincy: Addressing Interpersonal Challenges in the Workplace
Created by Jonathan Kraft on 2/28/2023 8:22:00 PM
How can a workplace chaplaincy program address interpersonal tension and challenges in the workplace, as well as enhance the offerings of a workplace? A few striking trends that are impacting the workforce today include:
- The Canadian workforce is moving to the online world.
- The demographical make-up of the Canadian workforce is shifting dramatically.
- Workplace wellness is moving from an optional or incentive-based offering to an expectation.
This article considers "The Millenial Problem" as well as immigration and the Canadian workforce, and explores how workplace chaplaincy can better the lives of workers across Canada through their "coach approach", referrals to community resources, and their expanded household coverage.
Workplace Chaplaincy: The Canadian Workplace Situation
Mental health struggles are impacting 1 in every 3 to 5 employees and just 1 of every 10 is using the EFAPs (Employee and Family Assistance Programs.) In other words, there is a need that is not being met by these programs. Jonathan takes a closer look at the Canadian Workplace and explains why we need to pay attention. This is part one of a three-part series on Workplace Chaplaincy.
Creative Hospitality in the Port of Vancouver
At the start of each ship visit, Port Chaplains never know how God will use us to share His love and extend ‘creative hospitality’ to the seafarers that we meet. This is even more reason why we pray before heading out to visit the ships...
Breathe! It's Thanksgiving
Breathing connects us and reminds us to be forever grateful for the gift of life in relationship with the Creator and with each other.
Insight & Oversight: A Story of Blindness
Every person and thing we encounter has a story, but often our own story and our own filters, like beliefs and prejudices, hinder our ability to truly see others or even ourselves. A exploration of Luke 7 - Jesus Annointed by a Sinful Woman.
Coming Full Circle
Once an engineer at the marine terminals in Vancouver, life came full circle for Bill Wong when he returned to the same marine terminals, but this time as a Chaplain.
Better Together: The Story of Lazarus
Exploring the story of an East Side Kid & the story of Lazarus. Did Jesus believe in "Better Together"?
On Thresholds of Light and Darkness
We think— sometimes naively—that it would be a better world without darkness. On one hand, God does not have anything to do with darkness, but, of course, light is the contrast to the dark.
As we grow, we develop a relationship with the physical darkness around us and become aware of spiritual darkness. We often wonder if any of God’s light can touch us there.