Canada Awards for Excellence

Recipient Profile

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

2017 Silver Recipient
Mental Health at Work

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an independent trust agency that administers compensation and no-fault insurance for Ontario workplaces. It employs about 3,750 people located in Toronto and 13 regional offices across the province.

The WSIB’s journey with Excellence Canada began in 2005 when it set out on a mission to improve the culture of workplace health and wellness. The release of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace was a catalyst for change. The WSIB is proud to have created and launched a comprehensive strategy and a policy that focuses on preventing mental injury and promoting holistic wellbeing to all employees.

Town Hall 2017

Public Sector

Toronto, ON

3,750 Employees

WSIB Mental Health and Wellness Team with Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn

“Mental health and wellness is a priority for all of us at the WSIB. This Silver Level certification is an important signpost as we build and sustain a workplace culture where good mental health is supported. We are committed to leading by example in support of the physical and psychological health and safety of our employees.”

Tom Teahen, President and CEO, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

Previous Awards

Healthy Workplace® – Gold, 2013

Healthy Workplace® – Bronze, 2011

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