Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

2019 Order of Excellence Recipient
Healthy Workplace®

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board is one of the largest insurance organizations in North America. It covers more than five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario. Funded by businesses, the WSIB also provides no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information. The WSIB employs about 4,500 people located in Toronto and 13 regional offices across the province.

The WSIB’s journey with Excellence Canada began in 2005 when the organization set out on a mission to improve the culture of workplace health and wellness. The high value the WSIB places on a healthy workplace is emphasized throughout the employee life cycle via their robust wellness offerings and programs. The WSIB continues to build health, safety, and wellness into everything they do and exemplify best practices in their efforts to promote a healthy workplace.


Toronto, ON

4,500 Employees

Mental Health Speaker Series 2019 featuring Dr. Bill Howatt.

“WSIB is committed to making Ontario workplaces healthier and safer, and we recognize it with our own. We are continually improving our health and safety policies, programs, training and resources. We work together each and every day to create a workplace environment where employees feel their health and safety is valued and supported.”

Thomas Teahen, President & CEO, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Previous Awards

Mental Health at Work – Gold, 2019

Healthy Workplace® – Gold, 2013; Bronze, 2011

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