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News Release

Health Department announces 2016 Healthy Workplace Award recipients

WHITBY, ON February 15, 2017 - Durham Region Health Department has presented the 2016 Healthy Workplace Award to 16 area workplaces, recognizing these organizations for their role in supporting the health and well-being of their employees.

The Award is presented to organizations that promote at least one of several health topics in the workplace, such as healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living, sun safety, alcohol, mental health and cancer screening, in a comprehensive manner.

The Health Department works with more than 50 local workplaces to provide support in the delivery of comprehensive workplace wellness programming. Awards are presented in three levels – gold, silver and bronze – to workplaces that plan health-related activities throughout the year to help employees learn more about how to make healthy choices. Workplaces can also apply for “honours” recognition at each award level by using additional strategies to ensure a healthy workplace, such as developing a health plan in collaboration with a public health nurse.

“Adults spend about half of their waking hours at work, so the workplace can have a significant impact on the health of employees,” said Chris Arnott, a public health nurse with the Health Department. “The recipients of the Healthy Workplace Award have shown dedication to health and wellness initiatives at their workplace to help support their employees’ health and well-being.”

The Health Department congratulates the following workplaces on achieving the 2016 Healthy Workplace Award:

 Workplace

Level

Additional recognition

Axalta Coating Systems

Gold

Honours

Durham Catholic District School Board

Gold

Honours

Durham Children’s Aid Society

Gold, Silver

Honours

Durham Mental Health Services

Gold

Honours

EHC Global

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Honours

Lakeview Manor- Regional Municipality of Durham

Gold, Silver

Honours

Markham Stouffville Hospital-Uxbridge Site

Gold

Honours

Municipality of Clarington

Gold

Honours

Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation

Gold

 

Metroland Media Group, Durham Division

Gold, Silver

Honours

Patheon Inc

Gold

Honours

Pilkington Glass of Canada

Silver

Honours

Regional Municipality of Durham

Gold

Honours

Town of Whitby

Gold

Honours

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Gold

Honours

WestRock Packaging Systems

Gold, Silver

Honours

For more information on Healthy Workplaces or the Healthy Workplace Awards, please call Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729, or visit www.durham.ca/workplace.

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Media inquiries

The Regional Municipality of Durham:
Cameron McDonald – Health Department, 905-668-7711 ext. 3094 or cameron.mcdonald@durham.ca

If this information is required in an accessible format, please contact 1-800-841-2729.

For more information, please contact Health Department.