The theme for 2023 was:

Celebrate Your Workplace Culture

During the month of October individual and team celebrated successes. Are you looking for ideas to celebrate? We’ve got you covered!

Take the Better Workplace Pledge

We are calling on all employees and business leaders to join our community of people and organizations committed to a better workplace. Sign the Better Workplace Pledge to take action in your workplace today!

Be Recognized

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employers Award celebrates organizations large and small that are committed to providing a healthy and safe workplaces for their employees. Apply online for our 2023 awards beginning August 2023.

Committed to People, Committed to your Health.

Welcome to Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

This year, we are also providing more challenges to make it fun! Are you up for the healthy workplace challenge!?

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month presented by Excellence Canada is a year-round resource that encourages employers to promote healthy workplace practices throughout the year, and celebrate success every October.

Together, we have made great strides. Since the first campaign in 2001,we now have many organizations from coast to coast participating in the activities of the Month, as well as using the website as a year-round resource for long-term wellness strategies.

Stay Connected and Join the Community

Become a healthy(ier) workplace

A healthy workplace is one in which the organization cares about the physical and psychological health and safety of its employees and establishes systems and programs to achieve and maintain exemplary health. A comprehensive healthy workplace consists of 4 elements.

Healthy Lifestyles

Corporate Social Responsibility

Physical Environment

Mental Health and Workplace Culture

Take the Healthy Workplace Challenge

We invite you and your organization to get involved in Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month! To encourage participation and make it fun we have created weekly challenges during the month of October. Together, we can make a difference!

Goal of the Challenge

The goal is simple. We want to encourage everyone to do at least ONE thing to make their workplace healthier and safer.

Each week has a specific theme and suggested activities that are fun and easy to implement and can be customized to fit your organization and kickstart a healthy workplace campaign. Adapt the activities or introduce other ideas to suit your unique needs and corporate environment!

Enjoy the Month! It’s a great way to increase awareness about valuing the health and well-being of your most important resource – people. Or building on the good work already under way!


October 16-20

October 23-27

Empowered by Stories

Showcase of outstanding initiatives being taken by other small, medium and large organizations across Canada.

Participating organizations

Showcase submissions

Participants involved in activities

Thank you to our Sponsors for helping to make Canada's Healthy Workplace Month possible.

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Supporter Sponsor

Workplace Strategies for Mental Health

Are You an Exceptional  Workplace?

Be recognized as a great employer for your demonstrated commitment to a healthy workplace. Applications for Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer are now being accepted.

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