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