about Cloud 9 to 5

About a third of our lives are spent at work, and with advances in technology and an expectation to answer emails or calls immediately, there's often no longer a clear divide between work life and home life.  As our work and personal lives continue to become even more intertwined, companies need to rethink how they manage their most important assets - their employees. Can we really afford to be unhappy at work?  

Everyone deserves to be happy at work and that's the driving belief behind Cloud 9 to 5. Besides, happy companies make more money.

our awesome partners

Two heads are better than one. That's why we're proud to be co-owners of Woohoo Unlimited and members of the Woohoo Partner program, a network of over 40 companies around the world that are experts in creating an amazing employee experience and happy and healthy workplaces. 

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An unparalleled group of thought leaders, coaches, consultants and practitioners, we are constantly innovating and learning from one another through weekly (and sometimes daily!) discussions.

Collectively, we have trained and supported over 100,000 people worldwide across virtually every industry sector. Here are just a few of the companies that our partners have worked with to create a happier and healthier work culture:

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paying it forward

At Cloud 9 to 5, we believe that everyone deserves to be happy at work, regardless of their team's budget. That's why we've offered our services free-of-charge to a number of deserving non profit organizations over the years, who would otherwise not have been able to access our services. This way, non profits don't have to choose between their own happiness and the happiness of the people they're helping. Winner winner chicken dinner!

If you're a non profit organization on a shoestring budget and you're committed to creating a happier and healthier workplace, drop us a line and let's see what awesome stuff we can do together!

meet the founder

Sheona McGraw

From some of the happiest and healthiest workplaces to some of the most toxic and unhappy environments, I've experienced it all. (With one company, I even had to bring my own toilet paper and light bulbs to work!) 

I've seen the power of a happy and mentally healthy workplace at work firsthand, first as an employee, then as middle management, and later as executive director. I've seen an organization transform, for better and for worse, because of a few key changes that directly impacted employee mental health and wellbeing.  

After over a decade of research and exploration, I've learned that the recipe for creating a happy and mentally healthy workplace culture is actually fairly simple in concept (yet often challenging in practice).  I founded Cloud 9 to 5 with the goal of changing the way we think about work, and to help make happy and mentally healthy workplaces the new status quo. 

Spoiler alert!  -  If your organization isn't actively contributing to a culture of positive mental health, then it is part of the problem. The good news is that it's never too late to get started. The even better news is that there are a number of simple yet effective things that your team can start doing today to begin creating a workplace where people are able to do their best work and thrive!

meet our mental health advisor

Dr. Chris Cronin

Chris is a family physician based in Ottawa, Canada and has worked in a number of different settings, including rural and fly-in-only areas, inner city and suburban neighbourhoods across both Canada and Australia.  Chris has taken a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression and other related conditions, as he finds it is one of the more rewarding aspects of his job. 

 

His real-world perspective and experience help Cloud 9 to 5 ensure that mental health is always top of mind when developing our programs.

“Mental health issues are one of the most common conditions that family physicians see in their offices. Every single day, I meet with patients who are struggling to cope with mental health issues stemming directly from their workplace; in fact, workplace interactions and environment are often identified by patients as the main factor contributing to their issues.”

How we work

our vision

That companies everywhere are a source of good in the world.

our mission

To enable organizations and their employees to maximize their potential by creating a happier and healthier work culture.

our values

Commitment to the cause

We all have a responsibility to building a thriving society. There is strength in numbers and we will actively pursue opportunities to elevate the work of others if it contributes to our vision and positively impacts the community.

 

Accessible to all

We believe being happy at work is a right, not a privilege. Ensuring our services and expertise are accessible to everyone is central to achieving our mission.

 

Service excellence

We play a critical role in helping organizations and their employees tap into their potential, and we strive to always meet or exceed our clients’ expectations. We treat every client as unique and customize our solutions to suit their specific needs.

 

Reliable information

We are strong believers in following an evidence-based approach in our work. We strive to always present the most accurate, relevant, up-to-date and unbiased information possible.

 

Leading by example

At all levels, we act in a way that exemplifies what we expect of each other, our partners, and our clients. We are relentless in our pursuit of improving our own work culture and in creating positive impact in society.

 

Fun and entrepreneurial spirit

We are passionate, curious, fun-loving and not afraid to challenge the status quo. We will go out of our way to help our colleagues and ask for help when we need it. We are resourceful and demonstrate an ability to grow and learn. We bring joy, playfulness and optimism to work. 

it's never too late to be a cubicle ninja of happiness