TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - October 02, 2015) -

Fostering a Healthy Workplace is a marathon, not a sprint. So it's important to start off in the right direction. Gather up all the free resources and tools available at Canada's Healthy Workplace Month®. They are yours for the taking.

You begin with leadership support, then assess against a respected Wellness Standard, then celebrate all the good initiatives (including ice cream and massages!), and then plan with your team how to get more health and happiness out of life and career. You can lead the charge by yourself, or ask for help anywhere along the journey.

Join the celebration! It's the 15th Annual Canada's Healthy Workplace Month®

This year's theme is
Healthy Workplace® Essentials:
Educate, Engage, Empower and Evaluate.

At Canada's Healthy Workplace Month® you'll find everything you need to begin transforming your organization into a healthier, happier place to work. As soon as you register, or return as an administrator, you will be able to download the complimentary Healthy Workplace® Essentials Guide from your personal dashboard.

Choose from more than 20 Tools and Resources for strategically implementing the Healthy Workplace® requirements, including:

  • Healthy Workplace® Essentials Guide
  • Workplace Promotional Poster for the 2015 Theme
  • Making the Business Case for Investing in Workplace Wellness
  • Action Planning Template
  • Great Team Checklist
  • Team Roles
  • Organizational Charter Sample
  • Healthy Workplace® Policy Sample
  • Social Medial Planning Kit
  • Decision Tool
  • Implementation Path for Communications and Marketing
  • SMART Goals and Action Plan
  • SOAR Analysis

You'll also find more than 60 Healthy Activities for teams or individuals to engage, motivate, stimulate, and have fun!

Take action now!

  • Register and pledge your commitment to creating a healthier workplace
  • Become Certified for adopting the Healthy Workplace® Essentials requirements
  • Be recognized for your workplace initiatives. Plan at least one healthy activity at your workplace and Showcase your organization on Canada's Healthy Workplace Month®
  • Free One-Hour Webinars:
  • Participate in CHWM Social Media: @CHWMonth, #healthyworkplacemonth, #CHWMonth to promote activities you are participating in and include pictures of your workplace team in action!

The 15th 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, PwC, Sun Life Financial

Benefactors: Lundbeck Canada Inc., Ricoh Canada Inc.

Supporters: Altalink, AON Hewitt, Carleton University, Desjardins Insurance, Herzig Eye Institute, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, PizzaPizza, Powerstream Inc.

Industry: Calian, WSIB

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

About Excellence Canada

Canada's Healthy Workplace Month® is managed by Excellence Canada, an independent, not-for-profit corporation 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® Framework.

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