Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

CanmetENERGY-Ottawa (Natural Resources Canada)

2019 Gold Recipient
Mental Health at Work

CanmetENERGY-Ottawa is a world-respected team of professionals committed to leading the development of energy science and technology solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians. They perform research and development in the areas of clean fossil fuels, renewable and alternative energy, and reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in buildings, industry, and transportation.

Over the last two years, the mental health and well-being of employees has been a key focus and they made it a priority to build a safe and supportive work environment. CanmetENERGY-Ottawa’s objective is to coordinate and integrate efforts to enhance employee health, safety and well-being. Taking into consideration the principle elements of a healthy workplace in all aspects of the organization has not only helped them build a safe and healthy environment for employees, but also build a sense of community and team mentality in developing these initiatives together as an organization.


Ottawa, ON

200 Employees

One of CanmetENERGY-Ottawa’s employees receiving an Annual Branch Employee Award from Dean Haslip, Director General, for Innovation & Creativity in the workplace.

“Achieving Gold in both the “Excellence Innovation and Wellness” and “Mental Health at Work” programs has been a great experience for CanmetENERGY-Ottawa.  Working with the verification team was especially valuable, because it gave us a great opportunity to reflect on the progress that we have made as an organization since we achieved Silver and Bronze in the two programs, respectively.  We are now reflecting on the feedback from the verification team so that we can make CanmetENERGY-Ottawa an even greater workplace.”

Dean Haslip, Director General, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa

Previous Awards

Mental Health at Work – Bronze, 2017

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