Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile


2017 Silver Recipient
Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®

CanmetENERGY-Ottawa is a world-respected team of professionals committed to being a leader in the development of energy science and technology solutions for the environmental and economic benefit of Canadians. The branch engages in research and development in the areas of energy efficiency, clean fossil fuels, and renewable and alternative energy sources.

CanmetENERGY-Ottawa’s excellence journey began in 2016 with a shift from the ISO quality management structure, which it adopted 19 years ago, to Excellence Canada’s format and an integrated wellness component. It has now adopted a Mental Health and Well-being Strategy that coordinates and integrates efforts to enhance employee health, safety and well-being. Because of widespread management and employee support, the organization has been able to continually improve existing processes and priorities as well as introduce new ones.

Taking the mental health pledge; information for employees on mental health awareness on the communication board in the lobby of building 3 (Not Myself Today Program)


Nepean, ON

170 Employees

Employees volunteered their time to the City of Ottawa’s Doors Open 2017 weekend event, sharing information about our innovative energy technology research with the public. 

“Going for Silver with Excellence Canada has given us an opportunity to take a holistic look at our business and employee wellness programs.  Of course, doing this with Excellence Canada allows you to see where are the gaps in your organization.  At the same time, I found it to be a great exercise for demonstrating how much we do every day to create value for our clients and to support the health and wellness of our team.”

Dean Haslip, Director General, CanmetENERGY-Ottawa

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