TORONTO, October 26 /CNW/ - In recognition of Habitat for Humanity Canada's commitment to safety, Canadian Occupational Safety awarded Habitat Canada with Silver in its sixth annual Canada's Safest Employers awards.
Habitat for Humanity Canada supports 56 Affiliates across the country, who collectively built 228 homes across the country last year with the help of over 70,000 volunteers. Habitat Affiliates in every province and territory ensured that decent and affordable housing for low income families is built safely. From construction sites to offices to Habitat ReStores and distribution warehouses, managing the safety of staff and volunteers in a variety of workplaces is a priority.
"Winners of Canada's Safest Employers awards undergo a rigorous nomination and judging process to assess their health and safety practices," said Amanda Silliker, Editor of Canadian Occupational Safety. "Congratulations to Habitat for Humanity Canada, and to all the award-winners, who are leaders when it comes to best practices in workplace safety."
Launched in 2011, Canada's Safest Employers awards recognize companies from all across Canada with outstanding accomplishments in promoting the health and safety of their workers.
"Safety is of paramount importance to us and it's something that we all work very hard at," said Susan Smith, Chief Operational Officer at Habitat for Humanity Canada. "I'm very proud that Canadian Occupational Safety has chosen to recognize Habitat for Humanity Canada and its Affiliates as one of the safest non-profit employers in the country."
About Habitat for Humanity Canada
In Canada, Habitat for Humanity has been working since 1985 toward a world where everyone has a decent and safe place to live. With the help of over 70,000 volunteers every year and 56 local organizations from coast to coast to coast, we bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Worldwide, more than 6.8 million people have partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Canada, visit habitat.ca.
SOURCE Habitat for Humanity Canada
For further information: Habitat for Humanity Canada, Meghan Reddick, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, (416) 644-0988 x385 or 1-800-667-5137, [email protected]