Tag Archive | Healthy Workplace Month

Activate Your Commute

The Activate Your Commute campaign closed yesterday and we would like to send a friendly reminder to log your biking and walking trips to work for the month of October. You are able to go back and log your trips for the entire month of October. Even you log a commute once, you are still eligible to win fantastic prizes!


The winners will be drawn in a couple of weeks.

 activate your commute

Time to Celebrate!

Canada’s Healthy Workplace month is all about celebrating employees and their successes! This 4 week celebration running through October is designed to promote a workplace culture of trust and respect where people are happy and healthy at work! It is fitting that we reflect on several achievements at UHN that have acknowledged the great work environment that you have all helped to create. WAHOO!!! Big pat on the back to all…

1.       Benefits Canada: Workplace Health and Benefits Award 2011: Employer Award 1st prize

The Employer Award recognizes an organization that has demonstrated leadership and innovation in the design, administration and/or governance of a group benefits plan or workplace health program for its employees. Candidates in the Employer category are judged on innovation, leadership and impact. UHN was awarded first prize in the category “employer with 1,000 employees or more”.

2.       Ontario Hospital Association Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards 2011: PLATINUM

37 healthcare organizations across Ontario participated in this program to raise the bar of excellence for quality healthcare workplaces. The award has 4 levels: bronze, silver, gold and platinum. A high caliber adjudication panel of quality workplace experts completed a rigorous assessment process focusing on drivers of employee and organizational health. UHN were awarded the highest level award: PLATINUM and were commended for our commitment to ensuring a quality healthy workplace.

3.       Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2011

This special designation recognizes the employers that offer the nation’s best benefits for younger workers. The employers on this list are Canada’s leaders in attracting and retaining younger employees to their organizations – which includes offering benefits such as tuition assistance, the availability of co-op or work-study programs, mentorship and training programs – including those to ensure advancement – and other benefits such as paid courses.