SOURCE: Excellence Canada

Excellence Canada

October 01, 2014 16:38 ET

Great-West Life's Sponsorship of Canada's Healthy Workplace Month

Living Well at Work: Workplace Wellness Fosters Healthy and Happy Employees; October is Canada's Healthy Workplace Month

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 01, 2014) - In thousands of workplaces across Canada, employers and employees are celebrating Canada's Healthy Workplace Month® in recognition of the great work they do every day to make their jobs safer, healthier, and more enjoyable. Visit today to plan your next team activity, find tips and resources, and showcase the successes of your own organization.

Today more than ever, enlightened leaders are improving their levels of employee engagement, loyalty, and satisfaction by recognizing the strategic importance of improving mental and physical health and safety at work. They understand the unacceptable costs of doing nothing and are supporting wellness initiatives with increasing frequency.

"While our society advances steadily toward improved work-life balance, thanks to the tireless efforts of workplace champions to implement wellness initiatives, October is the time to celebrate and recognize those role-model organizations and teams that are leading the charge," says Allan Ebedes, President and CEO of Excellence Canada.

"Workplaces that are sustainable, and attract and retain talented people, are increasingly seeing the importance of strong supports for the physical and mental health of staff," says Cathy Weaver, Vice-President, Human Resources, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life. "As Presenting Sponsor of Canada's Healthy Workplace Month®, we're pleased to promote the link between personal wellness and professional performance. A focus on overall well-being can engage staff and positively contribute to business success. We're proud to partner with Excellence Canada on this initiative."

Join your peers across this beautiful and bountiful country by taking advantage of this free web resource to register your group, do some fun employee wellness activities, learn some useful facts, and share your achievements. Log on at

The 14th annual Canada's Healthy Workplace Month® is funded with great appreciation through the generous support of the following sponsoring organizations:

Presenter: Great-West Life

Champions of Excellence: Kimberly-Clark Professional, Manulife Financial, Sun Life Financial

Advocates: Bell, Ricoh Canada Inc.

Supporters: Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Powerstream Inc., Workplace Safety Insurance Board

Industry: Calian, Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

Media: Canada Wide Media, Canadian Government Executive, Postmedia Network, YourWorkplace

About Excellence Canada
Excellence Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada. Since 1992, Excellence Canada has helped thousands of organizations become cultures of continuous quality improvement and world-class role models, through its four-level certification methodology including the Excellence, Innovation and Wellness Standard, Healthy Workplace® Standard, and Mental Health at Work® Program.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:
    Karen Jackson
    Advisor, Healthy Workplace® Strategies
    Excellence Canada
    1(800) 263-9648 ext. 250

    Marlene Klassen, APR
    Assistant Vice-President, Media and Public Relations
    Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life
    (204) 946-7705