Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

University of Calgary

2017 Silver Recipient
Mental Health at Work

The University of Calgary is a global intellectual hub, with a spirited, high-quality learning environment where students thrive in programs made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking.

In December 2015, the university launched its Campus Mental Health Strategy to support the mental health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and post-doctoral scholars. Since then, the university has initiated and implemented programs and resources to fulfill the 28 recommendations of the Strategy.

WellBeing and WorkLife provide programs that promote a strong culture of well-being and offer mental health and wellness resources. The university has also been recognized for its work-life programs, policies and practices. Surveys are undertaken to develop benchmarks and measure progress, while various learning opportunities promote positive mental health and help employees increase their own resilience and healthy habits.

The University of Calgary’s annual Recognition Awards honour 15- and 25-year long service award recipients and U Make a Difference award recipients and nominees.


Calgary, AB

5,726 Employees

In 2015, the University of Calgary launched the Campus Mental Health Strategy, a bold commitment to the mental health and well-being of our university family. They have been implementing 28 recommendations in a number of ways.

“The University of Calgary’s achievement of Silver certification is an excellent example of the hard work, passion and dedication of countless people across our campus. We are proud of this accomplishment and what it means for our university: that we are truly building a community of caring for our students, faculty and staff that will allow them to flourish.”

Dr. Dru Marshall, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), University of Calgary

Previous Awards

Mental Health at Work – Bronze, 2016

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