The Regional Municipality of Durham


News Release

Health Department announces 2015 Healthy Workplace Award recipients

WHITBY, ON February 05, 2016 - Durham Region Health Department has presented the 2015 Healthy Workplace Award to 24 workplaces, recognizing these organizations for their role in supporting the health and well-being of their employees. Workplaces are awarded for focusing on at least one of the following health topics in a comprehensive manner: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living, sun safety, alcohol, mental health and cancer screening.

Awards are presented to workplaces that plan health-related activities throughout the year to help employees learn more about how to make healthy choices. Awards are presented in three levels – gold, silver and bronze. Workplaces can also apply for “honours” recognition at each award level, using additional strategies to ensure a healthy workplace which can include developing a health plan in collaboration with a public health nurse.

“Adults spend about half of their waking hours at work, so the workplace has a huge impact on the health of employees,” said Danielle Cox, 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 support their employees.”

The Health Department congratulates the following workplaces on achieving the 2015 Healthy Workplace Award:

Workplace

Level

Additional Recognition

Axalta Coating Systems

Gold, Bronze

Honours

Boys and Girls Club of Durham

Gold

 

City of Oshawa

Silver, Bronze

Honours

Community Development Council Durham

Gold

Honours

Community Living Oshawa/Clarington

Gold, Silver, Bronze

Honours

Durham Catholic District School Board

Gold

Honours

Durham Children’s Aid Society

Gold

Honours

Durham College

Gold

Honours

Durham/Northumberland Media Group, a division of Metroland Media Group

Gold, Silver

Honours

EHC-Global

Gold, Silver

Honours

Fairview Lodge - The Regional Municipality of Durham

Gold

Honours

Great Blue Heron Charity Casino

Gold

Honours

Hillsdale Terraces - The Regional Municipality of Durham

Gold

Honours

Karam Chiropractic Clinic

Gold

 

Lakeridge Health

Gold

Honours

Lakeview Manor - The Regional Municipality of Durham

Gold, Silver

Honours

Markham Stouffville Hospital Uxbridge Site

Gold

Honours

Ministry of Finance (Pickering)

Gold, Silver

Honours

Patheon Inc.

Gold, Silver

Honours

Reachview Village

Silver

 

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.

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Media inquiries:

The Regional Municipality of Durham:
Glendene Collins - Health Department, 905-668-7711 ext. 2999 or glendene.collins@durham.ca

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