Extra Mile Awards

The Canadian Cancer Society empowers businesses to focus on the health and wellness of their employees. So many businesses have poured hours of work into creating healthier workplaces and on March 30, at the second annual Extra Mile Awards, we showcased those workplace champions and wellness committees whose hard work and dedication helps employees across the province live healthier and happier lives.

The awards are hosted each March and are open to all BC businesses that have more than 5 employees and can demonstrate their commitment to workplace health promotion through the strategies recognized by the Canadian Cancer Society’s healthy workplaces portfolio.

Workplace wellness programs are good for both employees and the employer. There is good evidence to show that wellness programs can help reduce employer healthcare costs, improve employee health, boost morale and increase productivity.¹ They can also help to attract new talent and help retain and engage current employees.

The benefits of receiving a CCS Healthy Workplaces Extra Mile Award include:

  • recognition for your work as a champion for workplace health promotion and an inspiration to other workplaces
  • the ability to use the award as a promotional tool for recruitment purposes

Conference board of Canada, making the business case for investments in workplace health and wellness, 2012

2017 Healthy Workplaces Extra Mile Awards

2017 Nominations are now closed. Thank you to all who attended, exhibited and sponsored our 2017 event.

Congratulations to the following winners and runner ups:

Special Recognition Awards

Health Education Award – West Vancouver Schools
Health Innovation Award – Coast Hotels
Best Small Business Award – RESAAS (The Real Estate Social Network)
Top Senior Management Support – Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa
Top Wellness Champion – City of Richmond

Extra Mile Awards

Bronze – Selkirk Tangiers Heli Skiing (winner); Proline Management Ltd (runner up)
Silver – Coast Hotels (winner); ICBC (runner up)
Gold – Thompson Rivers University (winner); Mountain Equipment Co-op (runner up); TELUS (runner up)
Platinum – City of Richmond (winner); Vancouver Airport Authority (runner up)

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