Over the past three years, employers around the globe have been facing unprecedented levels of change, driving innovative thinking as they transform their workplace policies and programs to meet the evolving needs of employees.

Is your organization at the forefront of this change? Are you stepping up your financial wellness initiatives to help employees through today’s difficult economic reality? Are you leading the way in supporting your employees’ mental health or implementing an award-worthy diversity, equity and inclusion strategy?

If so, your organization deserves recognition! Benefits Canada‘s annual Workplace Benefits Awards is officially open for nominations.

Submit your entries to the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards here.

As in previous years, the 2023 awards will continue to honour the achievements of exceptional Canadian benefits and pension plan sponsors. The awards will be presented during the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference — an event designed for employers and taking place in Toronto on Oct. 20. Entrants will be invited to register, alongside previous Workplace Benefits Awards entrants, finalists and winners, to exchange ideas, best practices and tools for achieving improved employee health outcomes and enhanced organizational performance.

Register for the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference here.

As many Canadian employers face challenges attracting and retaining employees, a comprehensive and thoughtful strategy to approach the future of work will be key. This year, Benefits Canada is launching a brand-new category: the Future of Work Strategy award, which recognizes an organization that has developed an innovative and effective strategy for supporting employees as the workplace changes.

The full list of categories for the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards are:

  • Absence management
  • Benefits plan communications
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion program
  • Drug/benefits plan innovation
  • Financial wellness program
  • Future of work strategy
  • Health/wellness program (>1,000 employees)
  • Health/wellness program (<1,000 employees)
  • Mental health program (>1,000 employees)
  • Mental health program (<1,000 employees)

Read: Who are the winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Last year’s award winners were the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan, BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada, Equitable Bank, Fluor Canada, Labatt Breweries of Canada, LifeLabs, Ottawa Community Housing Corp. and Telus Communications Inc.

Nominations will be accepted until Friday, June 30, 2022. 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 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards here.