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Eleven Canadian organizations win Employee Recommended Workplace Awards

March 26, 2018

On March 20, Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail announced the category winners of the second annual Employee Recommended Workplace Award at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto. These were the organizations with the top Total Health scores in their business categories, representing privately owned, public, not-for-profit, and  government sectors in the small, mid-sized and large business categories. They will be profiled nationally in The Globe and Mail on Tuesday, March 27.  

The Employee Recommended Workplace Award recognizes excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce, and is the only award of its kind based entirely on feedback from employees. Employees completed a short confidential survey that includes questions about their physical and mental health, as well as aspects of their work and life – all elements of Total Health that impact employee engagement and productivity. On completion, organizations received a summary report that identified areas of strength and areas where more work may be needed to improve the health of their workforce.

The 2018 Employee Recommended Workplace Award category winners are:

Private company
MacLean Law (small)
Innovative Automation Inc. (mid-sized)
Klick Inc. (large)

Public company
Deluxe Payroll (small)
Ingredion Canada Corporation (mid-sized)
Pfizer Canada Inc. (large)

CANARIE Inc. (small)
Aéroport de Québec inc. (mid-sized)

Municipality of the County of Cumberland (small)
The Town of East Gwillimbury (mid-sized)
NB Power (large)

"The 2018 Employee Recommended Workplace Award recipients are excellent examples of industry-leading organizations that recognize the importance of Total Health in achieving the best business results. They have placed a priority on their people, and built strong workplace cultures and programs that support the physical, mental, work and life health of their employees. In return, their people have recognized them as being the top places to work in Canada," said Stephen Liptrap, President and Chief Executive Officer, Morneau Shepell. "We are thrilled to recognize these well-deserving employers and to highlight the innovative efforts that each has taken to make a healthy and productive workplace their priority." 

"It has been a pleasure to watch this program's growth since its inception last year. It is evident that many Canadian companies understand the importance of and are placing new value on employee health in fostering stronger workforces," said Phillip Crawley, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer, The Globe and Mail. "These organizations have set a new standard for Canadian employers to strive toward. We congratulate these organizations on their awards and look forward to seeing them continue to innovate in employee total health."

In the second annual Employee Recommended Workplace Awards, Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail recognized at total of 53 organizations who qualified as Employee Recommended Workplaces.  A full list of recipients can be found here:

We look forward to seeing what innovative organizational strategies are on the horizon. The third annual 2019 Employee Recommended Workplace Award program was launched at the awards presentation and is accepting new registrations. For more information on the awards and to register online, please visit