What is the Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards Program?
The Gord Smith Healthy Workplace Awards program formally recognizes local workplaces that provide comprehensive workplace wellness programming to their employees. The program is available to all workplaces in Windsor and Essex County, regardless of the company size or how established the workplace wellness program may be. Awarded recipients must demonstrate a strong commitment to improve health by promoting and supporting a comprehensive approach to wellness programming for employees, and ideally their families and retirees.
How can my workplace qualify for this award?
Your workplace can qualify for this award if they:
- Offer information about the benefits of making healthy lifestyle choices to your employees (e.g., pamphlet on the benefits of quitting smoking).
- Provide education and skill building activities to support healthy choices (e.g., smoking cessation – lunch & learn).
- Have a workplace environment that supports healthy practices (e.g., smoking cessation products benefit coverage).
- Have policies that promote and support a healthy workforce (e.g., Comprehensive Workplace Wellness Policy, Smoke-Free Workplace Policy).