MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell has been honoured by
Excellence Canada with a Canada Award for Excellence in recognition of its workplace mental health program. The Silver Award for Mental Health at Work - the highest ever awarded by Excellence Canada - will be presented to
Bell at Excellence Canada's awards ceremony in Toronto on October 30.
The Canada Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding achievement by organizations that implement
programs in Excellence, Innovation & Wellness, Quality, Healthy
Workplace, and Mental Health at Work. Bell is receiving this
prestigious award following a rigorous evaluation process in
recognition of our exemplary commitment to workplace mental health.
"Bell is honoured by this national recognition of our efforts to improve
mental health at work," said Mary Deacon, Chair of Bell Let's Talk.
"The workplace plays an essential role in maintaining positive mental
health. As part of our Bell Let's Talk commitment, Bell is partnering
with corporate Canada to develop workplace mental health best practices
and implementing them across our organization."
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is based on four action
pillars: anti-stigma, care and access, research and workplace mental
health. Over the past 3 years, Bell has implemented programs to help
foster a mentally healthy work environment, building awareness about
the stigma of mental illness and equipping team leaders with the right
tools and resources to support employees.
Excellence Canada's Silver Award for Mental Health at Work recognizes Bell best practices including, mental health training for
all managers and improvements to the company's disability management
and "return-to-work" programs. Bell also supported the development of
the new national standard for mental health in the workplace, which is
being integrated into its existing health and safety framework as a
long term commitment for psychological health and safety in the
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business customers with leading TV, Internet, wireless, home phone and
business communications solutions. Bell Media is Canada's premier
multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital
media. Bell is wholly owned by Montréal's BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE).
For more information, please visit Bell.ca.
The Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative is a national charitable
program that promotes Canadian mental health across Canada with the
Bell Let's Talk Day anti-stigma campaign and significant funding for
community care, research and workplace best practices. To learn more,
please visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk.
SOURCE: Bell Canada
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Bell Media Relations
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