Based out of British Columbia’s Southern Interior, Kootenay Savings has developed a long-term culture of workplace wellness. As a Healthy Workplaces Gold Extra Mile Award co-winner, Kootenay Savings sets the gold standard for supporting healthy living for all employees.
Since connecting with Healthy Workplaces, Kootenay Savings has focused on 4 main topic areas: healthy eating, physical activity, mental health, and screening and early detection. Using the educate, act, support framework, each wellness topic has been supported through education initiatives, challenges and policy changes showing the level of commitment Kootenay Savings has to the health of their employees. Each of the challenges provided incentives through draws and points that could be redeemed through their innovative online reward catalogue.
One notable fantastic element of their program is how they have integrated health and wellness into their new employee on-boarding process. Ensuring that each new employee knows about the wellness program lets their new hires know from the start that workplace health and wellness is important to their employer.
Kootenay Savings’ vision is to be the best employer in the communities they serve – providing health and wellness programs now and in the future is a key way to do that.