Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

University of Ottawa

2022 Silver Recipient
Mental Health at Work®

The University of Ottawa is a community of over 50,000 students, faculty and staff creating a diverse, dynamic, and vibrant environment.  Nestled by the Rideau Canal downtown Ottawa, uOttawa is the largest bilingual (French and English) institution in the world. As an institution with an international focus, the University ranked 162nd among universities in the world and has been recognized for more than 10 years among the National Capital Region’s top employers.

Our Strategic plan, Transformation 2030 is the result of collective efforts of our community. One key strategy under the pillar ‘More Sustainable’ is the objective to nurture a campus culture that promotes overall well-being, embraces diversity, and fuels employee engagement. uOttawa is an official signatory of the Okanagan Charter and is currently implementing the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace framework to guide improvement efforts in a sustainable way.

7 Pillars of Wellness Chatterbox for Wellness Week


Ottawa, ON

10,000 Employees

New Pride Crosswalk in celebration of LGBTQIA2S+ community

“Here at the University of Ottawa we care about one another, we are a community, a family and we will do whatever is needed to ensure that each and every one of our students, faculty and staff has access to the supports they need to remain healthy during difficult times and good times and we will continue to do so, together.”

Jacques Frémont, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Ottawa

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