Canada's Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer

Application Form

To be considered for Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer, you must complete the form below and submit it to us by October 31st, 2020. After you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email along with a copy of your submission. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-263-9648 ext. 236 or send an email to [email protected]


  • It is very important to read the Terms & Conditions before you begin.
  • Keep your answers concise and to the point. If possible, provide examples.
  • Click the “Save Application” button at the bottom of this form to save your progress. To resume your application, use the assigned link to continue.
  • When finished, click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of this form. (Note: All required fields need to be completed in order to submit.)

Please note that your information is saved on our server as you enter it.



  • Question: Explain why you think your organization deserves to win Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employer award. Please include examples to illustrate your response. (Maximum 400 words)
  • Healthy Lifestyles

    This element of a healthy workplace refers to how well an organization supports employees to develop and maintain healthy behaviours (exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.) reduce unhealthy/risky habits and make optimal use of health care opportunities.
  • Question: Describe your organization’s plan (e.g., assessment(s), priorities/goals, measurements/metrics) to encourage a healthy workplace, including examples of healthy lifestyles programs, practices currently provided to employees. Include information on how decisions for programs are made. (Maximum 400 words)

    NOTE: You must upload with your application the results of an employee satisfaction or engagement survey conducted within the last 24 months. If you require assistance conducting one, an Excellence Canada coach will be pleased to provide more information on doing so. Click here to contact us.

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  • Mental Health & Workplace Culture

    This element of a healthy workplace refers to how the organization encourages a supportive workplace culture - the foundation of a healthy workplace. This includes how the culture is created, reinforced, and sustained, i.e., communication, patterns of relationships and values that have influenced employee health, safety and well-being (perceptions of trust, fairness, respect, diversity, inclusion, etc.).
  • Question: Describe how employees are involved and able to provide feedback and/or input on work-related matters such as supervision, productivity goals, work schedules, equipment, training, and the health, safety and wellness needs of their work environment. (Maximum 400 words)
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  • Physical Environment

    This element of a healthy workplace refers to workplace due diligence regarding Occupational Health and Safety and managing workplace influences that may contribute to injuries, disabilities and/or fatalities. Physical environment also includes facilities design, air flow, noise, odour, lighting and other physical workplace factors that impact employee health and safety.
  • Question: Describe how your organization ensures a healthy and safe work place, including programs in place that support a physically healthy and safe workplace. (Maximum 400 words)
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  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    This element of a healthy workplace refers to the interrelationship between the workplace, the community and employee health and well-being, as well as the health and performance of the organization, i.e, the ways organizations are involved in the community and how employees are encouraged to participate, volunteer, give back to the community, the environment and emergency response.
  • Question: Describe how your organization demonstrates its commitment to fostering social responsibility including encouraging volunteerism, community involvement and giving back opportunities. (Maximum 400 words)
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  • Upload a Team Photo (if applicable)

    Please upload 1-2 photos that showcase the greatness of your team or your team in action.
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