Excellence Canada Journey

Wellness@Work is using Excellence Canada's Healthy Workplace Standard to guide the strategy.  This Standard, developed by Excellence Canada in association with health, mental health, and work safety professionals from across Canada, is based on research and the outcomes of successful organizations. However, the goal of the initiative is not to achieve Excellence Canada's benchmarks but to use the benchmarks as guidance to our own initiatives.

In August 2017, the University of Guelph applied for, and was awarded, Bronze Level Healthy Workplace® Certification.  In November 2018, the U of G delegation accepted this award at the Canada Awards for Excellence Summit. 

In March 2019, U of G applied for Silver certification from Excellence Canada.  Independent verifiers will be visiting the campus in June 2019 to confirm the University meets the Silver criteria.

For more information on the University of Guelph's partnership with Excellence Canada, please email Melissa Horan, Wellness@Work Coordinator at mhoran@uoguelph.ca or call ext. 53314.