Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Mental Health
Commission of Canada

2017 Order of Excellence Recipient
Mental Health at Work

Funded by Health Canada, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. 

As a champion of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the MHCC is creating a psychologically healthy workplace where employees understand their role within the organization. It promotes a workplace free of harassment and bullying, where workloads are manageable, expectations are clear, and talent and expertise are aligned with job functions. It values a culture wherein people believe they have the freedom to air their grievances, and are confident that the resolution will lead to positive change. Within this framework of accountability, the organization provides transparent metrics and objective reporting to all staff.


Ottawa, ON

87 Employees

On Orange Shirt Day, staff wore orange to honour & remember survivors of Indian Residential Schools.

“All of us at the Mental Health Commission of Canada take great pride in this achievement, which epitomizes our shared commitment to putting the mental health and wellness of MHCC employees at the heart of our work, each and every day.

  Rest assured these efforts will not wane. This award, while extraordinary, is simply another milestone on our ongoing journey to promote mental health and wellness for all – both here at the MHCC, and beyond our walls in the communities we serve. “

Louise Bradley, CEO Mental Health Commission of Canada

Previous Awards

Mental Health at Work – Gold, 2014; Silver, 2013

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