This framework is grounded in an evidence review of academic and grey literature on what constitutes a healthy job. To supplement this evidence review, five focus groups were conducted with workers across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The focus groups were used to inform the development of a Thriving Work framework which highlights the conditions needed for healthy work across the GTA.
The framework’s definition of healthy work includes promoting and protecting physical, mental, economic, and social health. It aims to set a north star for what it means to be healthy and thrive at work.
The thriving work categories were broken up into 8 groups:
- Income and benefits
- Secure jobs
- Inclusive work environments
- Occupational health and safety
- Reducing work-life conflict
- Job Demand and Job Control
- Opportunities for growth
- Participatory and fair work culture