Alongside the return of the live, in-person Healthy Outcomes Conference on Oct. 18, Benefits Canada announced the winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards.

During the full-day conference in Toronto, 26 finalists gathered to learn about the big topics around employee health and well-being, with winner announcements across 11 categories announced throughout the day.

All of the finalists represent group benefits plans covering nearly 212,000 Canadians. These employers are proactively and passionately aiming to make a difference to their employees’ financial, mental and physical well-being.

Read: Which employers are finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards?

The winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards are:

Absence management program: Fluor Canada Ltd.

DEI program: Labatt Breweries of Canada

Benefits plan communications: TD Bank Group

Drug/Benefits plan innovation: TD Bank Group

Financial wellness program: Equitable Bank

Health/wellness program (>1,000 employees): TELUS

Health/wellness program (<1,000 employees): Ottawa Community Housing Corp.
Mental health program (>1,000 employees): BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada

Mental health program (<1,000 employees): Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan

Coronavirus & benefits (>1,000 employees): LifeLabs

Coronavirus & benefits (<1,000 employees): Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan

Benefits Canada would like to thank our sponsors for the 2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Abbott, CBI Health, People Corporation, Teledoc Health and TELUS Health.

We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to the panel of judges that helped select this year’s finalists and winners: Katharine Coons, national workplace mental health specialist at the Canadian Mental Health Association; Matt Davison, Western University’s dean of science and principal researcher at Canada’s Financial Wellness Lab; Jean-Guy Gauthier, expert in risk and benefits management at CQFD Actuariat; Jordan Fremont, partner in the pensions and benefits team at Bennett Jones LLP; Julie Holden, principal at Holden & Associates; Jennifer Paterson, editor of Benefits Canada; Lizann Reitmeier, associate director at Willis Towers Watson; Jennifer Schmidt, a partner at Mercer Canada; and Blake Wolfe, managing editor of Benefits Canada.

Read: Meet the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

Special thanks also goes out to six of last year’s winners who took part in this year’s awards judging: Crystal Arnold, manager of retirement and benefits at LifeLabs; Frederic Bessette, director of total rewards at Canadian Forest Products Ltd.; Matthew Corcoran, director of global compensation and human resource business partners at SSENSE; Kelly Dawson, global lead of wellness and leaves at Shopify; Jeff Finley, total rewards manager at 3M Canada; and Merlyn Sequeira, director of total rewards, payroll, recognition, wellness and HR systems at Samsung Electronics Canada.

More detailed stories about all of the award winners will be featured on our website,, and in our newsletter over the next two weeks. And stay tuned for the December issue of the magazine, which will include additional information about all of the winners, as well as coverage of the 2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference.

Congratulations again to all of the winners and finalists!