Benefits Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards.

The awards, which were presented at the end of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in Toronto on Oct. 20, recognized employers that are making a substantial difference in their employees’ financial, mental and physical well-being.

The finalists, narrowed down from almost 100 entries, represented 23 employers across Canada with group benefits plans covering nearly 180,000 Canadians. Congratulations to all of the finalists.

Read: Who are the finalists of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards?

The winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards are:

Absence management program: Lululemon

DEI program: BNP Paribas

Health/wellness program (>1,000 employees): CAA Club Group

Health/wellness program (<1,000 employees): Flight Centre Travel Group

Benefits plan communications: Lululemon

Mental health program (>1,000 employees): Telus Communications

Mental health program (<1,000 employees): Flight Centre Travel Group

Financial wellness program: Lululemon

Future of Work strategy: Fidelity Canada

Benefits Canada would like to thank our sponsors for the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Beneva Inc., the Canada Life Assurance Co., Medcan, Novo Nordisk and Teledoc Health Inc., as well as supporting sponsor Empire Life Insurance Co.

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; Jordan Fremont, partner in pensions and benefits team at Bennett Jones LLP; Jean-Guy Gauthier, expert in risk and benefits management at CQFD Actuariat; Julie Holden, principal at Holden & Associates; Sadie Janes, associate editor of Benefits Canada; Jennifer Paterson, editor of Benefits Canada; Lidia Pawlikowski, associate vice-president in health consulting at Hub International Ltd.; Lizann Reitmeier, associate director at WTW; and Blake Wolfe, managing editor of Benefits Canada.

Read: Meet the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

Special thanks also goes out to five of last year’s winners who took part in this year’s awards judging: Madison Dickson, human resources coordinator at Equitable Bank; Michael Dimaano, manager, total compensation and HR policy at Ottawa Community Housing Corp.; Dana Hurst, director of wellness at BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada; Anna MacDonald, director of HR services at Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan; and Janet Young, director of well-being and health services at Telus Communications.

More detailed stories about all of the award winners will be featured on our website,, and in our newsletter over the next two weeks. Please also 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 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference.

Congratulations again to all of the winners and finalists!