Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO)

2022 Gold Recipient
Healthy Workplace®and Mental Health at Work®

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) is a best-in-class, customer-first, responsible retailer and wholesaler of wine, beer, and spirits in Ontario – with over 600 retail stores, 400 LCBO Convenience Outlets, and over 10,000 employees across the province. 

For nearly 100 years, the LCBO has strived to fulfill our mandate to the people of Ontario and support provincial priorities, embracing our obligation and opportunity to be a leading corporate citizen, govern the responsible sale of alcohol, and champion issues that matter to all Ontarians.

The LCBO values the holistic health, safety, and wellness of its employees, customers, business partners, and the communities in which it operates. Health, safety, and wellness are embedded into the organization’s core values, supported by a multi-year mental health strategy including tangible steps to foster a more psychologically healthy and safe workplace.

Retail and Wholesale

Toronto, ON

10,000 Employees

LCBO team members update and review a health and safety communications board.

“It is an honour to be the first Canadian retailer to achieve two gold certifications from Excellence Canada for our leadership in Mental Health at Work and for fostering a Healthy Workplace. Health and Safety are part of our core values and key reasons why the LCBO is a good place to work. Thank you to our team members and our OPSEU Health & Safety partners for the incredible progress we continue to make together – and thank you to Excellence Canada for recognizing our efforts.”

George Soleas, President & CEO, LCBO

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