Great Employers Create Thriving Workplaces

Building on 2019’s successful launch of the Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month Great Employers award, this year’s theme, “Great Employers Create Thriving Workplaces” elaborates on what it takes to be a thriving, healthy and safe workplace and celebrates organizations large and small that are committed to providing healthy and safe workplaces for their employees.

It all Begins With You

Happiness is a healthy workplace. Fostering a healthy workplace is the responsibility of both employers and employees. We are challenging you to encourage everyone to do at least one thing to make their workplace healthier and safer. Are you up for the challenge?

Keeping Workplaces Safe and Healthy

Keeping workplaces safe and healthy during the pandemic and returning to the workplace after is stressful for both employers and employees. To help ease the transition, we will help you navigate the COVID-19 and beyond. Reset, rebuild, and return to a safer and healthier workplace.

Return to Work with Excellence

Keeping workplaces safe and healthy during the pandemic is critical and in many ways more important than ever. Check out some ways to stay healthy, including some great suggestions to aid physical and mental well-being both individually and as part of a team.

Stories That Inspire

To celebrate Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month and spread some ‘good news’, we’d like to share some of the outstanding initiatives taken by organizations across Canada. We want to hear from you! Tell us how you’re supporting employee well-being and organizational health.

Are YOU Ready to Celebrate?

During the month of October workplaces across Canada will be taking part in initiatives and activities to encourage a healthy workplace. Check out this video to learn more about the campaign and to learn how you can participate.

Committed to People, Committed to your Health.

Welcome to Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month

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

Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month presented by Canada Life and managed 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.

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!


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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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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