BEA Gala – Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award

Sponsored by Grand River Hospital

This award category seeks to acknowledge businesses that are doing incredible things for their employees. Workplace culture has become the cornerstone of company success – companies are now emphasizing the importance of providing opportunities for leadership, growth, comfort, work-life balance, flexibility, and even forming internal social committees to plan events and programs to build staff camaraderie.

This award is given to a business or organization that is mindful of the workplace as a determinant of health. The award recognizes employers that provide strategies, initiatives, policies and/or programs that promote, support and enhance a healthy workplace and the efforts of workers to remain healthy at work and beyond:

  • Demonstrate leadership and innovation in workplace health and well-being with measures supporting both physical and mental health
  • Provide exercise opportunities for employees while at work
  • Promote awareness of a healthy lifestyle
  • Protect employees through a safe physical environment
  • Been in operation for a minimum of two full years.

In 2018, Waterloo North Hydro claimed the award. They implemented a mental health program in 2012 as they recognize that health isn’t simply tied to physical wellness. They believe that a healthy work-life balance is created through fostering a positive work environment and healthy corporate culture. They also launched a health and wellness program in 2010 that has since expanded and includes fitness classes, healthy cooking classes and much more.




Good luck to all the incredible nominees below for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards!

  • Anytime Fitness
  • BlackBerry Limited
  • Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
  • Parents for Community Living Kitchener-Waterloo
  • S.G. Cunningham Limited

Don’t miss out on this evening of celebration! Join us at the Business Excellence Awards Gala on February 21 by reserving your tickets. They’re over 90% sold, so don’t miss out and book yours soon.