Global Corporate Challenge

There are strong links between your health and wellbeing and your physical activity. If you are more active you will also be healthier and happier.

The GCC is a team based walking challenge to help improve the health and wellbeing of workers through regular physical activity. What better way to get to know your colleagues than by walking and talking with them.

“Team work in our area of the University was significantly enhanced through the GCC program. We had several teams participating and this provided us with an opportunity to support each other in a context that was sensitive to confidentiality and related to work but outside of working hours and pressures. When colleagues are having a tough time, we used the GCC as an excuse to take a walk together on our lunch break and benefit from social support and mindful thinking. We even had a few team exercise sessions after work. The University’s offering of this program to staff shows real commitment to workplace health and great leadership in supporting a positive and productive working environment.”

GCC Fast Facts - How we finished up in 2016

In 2016 we...

  • made small changes that made a big difference
  • had 602 participants from across the University forming 86 teams
  • ranked 2nd in the nation for our industry
  • kicked off the GCC challenge with a SH'BAM
  • were daring
  • celebrated our achievements
Awards and celebrations
University GCC statistics, how we finished up in 2016
Daily Step Average: 12,519 steps
Total distance covered: 437,955km (this equates to walking around the length of Great Britain 306 times)
73% of participants reported a decrease in their stress levels either at home or at work
72% of participants now meet the recommended amount of sleep vs. 61% pre-GCC
71% of participants now meet the recommendation of 10,000 steps per day vs. 27% pre-GCC
58% of participants who tracked their weight have lost weight