Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank)

2022 Gold Recipient
Mental Health at Work®

Scotiabank has been an integral part of communities across Canada since 1832. Today, Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future,” we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of over $1.3 trillion (as of July 31, 2022), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS).

Scotiabank is committed to providing a holistic employee experience through all aspects affecting a person’s health. The ability for our employees to be inclusive, bring their whole selves to work and have resources to support mental resiliency are all connected to their individual success, and our collective success as a bank. Our journey with Excellence Canada has aided us in reviewing what we do best from a mental health perspective and how we can continue to evolve as an organization that cares deeply for our employees, customers, and communities.

Banking, Financial Services

Toronto, ON

90,000 Employees

Group work planning sessions with members of the OHS and Total Rewards team collaborating.

“Scotiabank is honoured and proud to accept Excellence Canada’s Gold Standard award for Psychological Safety in the workplace. As a major employer in Canada, we are committed to investing in the total wellbeing of our employees, of which financial, physical, and mental health benefits are a critical component in maintaining a safe, healthy and engaging culture. It’s within this environment that our people can bring their best selves to work each and every day.

Thank you to our HR team for their dedication to creating and building out these types of benefit offerings and support to employees across Canada. And thank you to our leaders, managers and employees across Canada who are dedicated to helping their teams, and each other, create positive and safe working environments day in and day out.

And finally, thank you to Excellence Canada for this recognition. Our team looks forward to continuing our journey to improve, innovate and grow.”

Barb Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer, Scotiabank

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