July 10, 2017
Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® in October was created to increase awareness of the value of a comprehensive approach to workplace health in Canada. In celebration of this month, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in collaboration with the Working Toward Wellness Committee developed the workplace awards program in 2001. It was previously called the Working Toward Wellness Healthy Workplace Awards, and in 2014, it was renamed as the Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Award in recognition of Gord Smith for his outstanding leadership in improving the health of our community.
The purpose of the awards program is to recognize local workplaces that provide comprehensive workplace wellness programming. The program is available to all workplaces in Windsor-Essex County, regardless of the company size or how established the workplace wellness program may be. Award recipients must demonstrate a strong commitment to improve health by promoting and supporting a comprehensive approach to wellness programming for employees, and ideally, for family members and retirees. See below for a list of last year’s winners.
The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the Working Toward Wellness Committee are proud to honour recipients of the Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards and Bike Friendly Workplace Awards this year on October 18, 2017.