TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - On the occasion of the first anniversary of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, Excellence Canada is proud to join others in celebrating this important milestone. Progressive employers see the opportunity to adopt the Standard and improve the psychological health and safety of the workplace as a business imperative for 2014. Excellence Canada is pleased to recognize these exemplary organizations through the prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence for Mental Health at Work®.
Due to overwhelming evidence of the high cost of mental illness to employees, organizations, and society, employers are taking action to reduce the stigma and the lost time associated with mental illness and to implement strategies that foster healthy minds at work.
"A safe and healthy workplace is the product of committed leadership and strategic planning," says Allan Ebedes, President and CEO at Excellence Canada. "In every organization, people are our most valuable resource and it is the joint responsibility of employers and employees to foster healthy minds and to safeguard them."
Excellence Canada's Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) for Mental Health at Work® breaks down the journey to a psychologically safe and healthy workplace into four milestones, complete with metrics, education, coaching, certification, and celebration as each milestone is achieved. Over the years, hundreds of organizations have endorsed this proven PEP methodology for successful implementation of complex Standards and requirements, which is also fully aligned with the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Excellence Canada's mission is to help organizations improve performance and to recognize them for achieving excellence. The Progressive Excellence Program for Mental Health at Work® helps accomplish this mission, as it fosters and recognizes best practice organizations from across Canada. This inspires all organizations to improve their performance by learning from the experiences of national role models.
About Excellence Canada
Excellence Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that is committed to advancing organizational excellence across Canada. Since 1992, Excellence Canada has helped thousands of organizations become cultures of continuous quality improvement and world-class role models, through its four-level Progressive Excellence Program.
As a national authority on Quality and Healthy Workplace®, Excellence Canada provides excellence frameworks, standards, and independent verification and certification to organizations of all sizes and in all sectors. It is also the custodian and adjudicator of the prestigious Canada Awards for Excellence program, of which the Patron is His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.
Mental Health at Work® and Healthy Workplace® are registered trademarks of Excellence Canada
SOURCE: Excellence Canada
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