Excellence Canada announces Workplace Health Month in Canada 2021® Large Employers

TORONTO, 06 Dec. 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Excellence Canada is pleased to announce the Healthy Workplace Month in Canada 2021® Large employers. These organizations are celebrated for their planning and actions to foster physically and psychologically safe and healthy workplaces, striving for continuous improvement in four main areas of focus, namely:

Physical health

This element of a healthy workplace refers to how an organization helps employees develop and maintain healthy behaviors (exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.), reduce unhealthy / risky habits, and shoot making the most of health care opportunities. It also refers to workplace due diligence regarding occupational health and safety (OSH) and the management of workplace influences that can contribute to injury, disability and / or death. The design of the facilities, including air quality, noise, lighting and other physical factors of the workplace, are also important aspects that have an impact on the physical health and well-being of workers. employees.

Mental Health

This element of a healthy workplace refers to how the organization fosters a supportive work culture – the foundation of a healthy workplace. This element shows how culture fosters respect, trust, support and inclusion. It refers to communication styles and patterns of relationships and values ​​that influence the health, safety and well-being of employees.

Social health

Social well-being in the workplace reflects employees’ relationships with colleagues, interactions with management, and a sense of belonging within the organization as a whole. It is a measure of an employee’s interpersonal relationships both inside and outside of work and includes aspects such as connectivity, collaboration, recognition and rewards, engagement, influence, growth and development, and intellectual health.


Being a socially responsible organization enables employees to leverage the corporate resources at their disposal to do good. Formal social responsibility programs boost employee morale and workforce productivity. This element of a healthy workplace refers to the interrelationship between the workplace, the community and the health, safety and well-being of employees, including how organizations engage in the community. , support environmental stewardship, economic responsibility and social justice; and how employees are encouraged to participate, volunteer and “give back” to the community.

This year’s recipients are, in alphabetical order:

AGS Rehabilitation Solutions Inc.



CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada



CHEO (Pediatric Care and Research Center)



Connect care and West Living points



Regina creative options



Hamilton Health Sciences



Health Standards Organization (HSO)



Lethbridge College



McMaster University



Saskatchewan Blue Cross





Before Christ




Find out what it takes to be a Healthy Workplace Month in Canada® Great Employer in line.

Next year’s applicants can submit their applications online at www.moislieudetravailsante.ca from August 1st 2022. The deadline to apply is October 31st and the 2022 recipients will be announced on December 7, 2022.

Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit organization, would like to thank its sponsors for their generosity and support for Canadian Month for a Healthy Workplace®. Established by Excellence Canada over 20 years ago, Canadian Month for a Healthy Workplace® is celebrated every October. Our website provides organizations with resources, tools and knowledge throughout the year that they can use to implement a long-term strategy. Healthy work environment® strategy.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Lawyer Sponsor – Novo Nordisk

Support sponsor – Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Industry Sponsor – SE Health

About Excellence Canada
Excellence Canada is an independent, not-for-profit corporation committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada. As the national authority on Organizational Excellence, Healthy Workplace® and Workplace Mental Health® awards, Excellence Canada provides frameworks of excellence, standards, and independent audit and certification to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. He is also the keeper and referee of the Canadian Awards of Excellence program.

“Healthy Workplace Month in Canada”, “Healthy Workplace” and “Mental Health at Work” are trademarks of Excellence Canada.

For more information, contact:

Karen jackson
Senior Advisor, Healthy Workplace Strategies
Excellence Canada
1 (800) 263-9648 ext. 250
[email protected]

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