Does your organization’s benefits or pension plan communications deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to supporting your employees’ mental health? Is your company’s financial wellness program award-worthy?

Benefits Canada’s annual Workplace Benefits Awards is officially open for nominations. Submit your entries here.

As in previous years, the 2021 awards will continue to honour the achievements of exceptional Canadian plan sponsors and individuals in the benefits and pension industries. The winners will be announced and recognized via a virtual event on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Read: Who are the winners of the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Many Canadian employers are still struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and Benefits Canada’s new Coronavirus and benefits award will be handed out for the second year in a row. The award recognizes an organization that has developed an innovative and effective strategy for managing its benefits or pension plan and supporting its employees during the pandemic.

The full list of categories for the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards are:

  • Absence management
  • Benefits plan communications
  • Diversity program
  • Drug/benefits plan innovation
  • Financial wellness program
  • Health/wellness program (<1,000 employees)
  • Health/wellness program (1,000+ employees)
  • Mental health
  • Coronavirus and benefits
  • Pension plan communications
  • Pension performance
  • Industry leadership

Read: Award finalists talk managing employee stress, wellness and productivity amid pandemic

Last year’s award winners included the Co-operative Superannuation Society Pension Plan, Ericsson, Scotiabank, SSQ Insurance and TMX Group Ltd. Add your company’s name to this prestigious list.

Nominations will be accepted until June 30, 2021. Visit the Workplace Benefits Awards site to submit a nomination or complete an entry for your organization. Consultants, advisors and record keepers are also encouraged to submit entries for their plan sponsor clients.

Enter the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards here.