Prevention System Updates

2 WSPS firms win silver excellence, innovation, and wellness awards

Release Date:  Oct 07, 2011

Baxter Corporation (Mississauga, ON) and Ceridian Canada (Markham, ON) have each earned silver recognition under the Canada Awards for Excellence program. To receive silver recognition, organizations must be at the equivalent of Level 3 in Excellence Canada’s Progressive Excellence Program® (PEP), a target-driven, incremental approach to applying excellence criteria.

The Canada Awards for Excellence is an annual awards program held by Excellence Canada, formerly the National Quality Institute. Excellence Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization with a mandate to help private and public sector organizations implement programs of excellence.

The awards recognize outstanding business excellence in organizations in Canada. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the awards, which has recognized over 400 outstanding organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors since its inception.

Awards recipients are recognized for achieving pre-determined milestones on their organization’s excellence journey, for their commitment to quality, leadership, customer service, and a healthy workplace for their employees. “In addition,” says Allan Ebedes, president and CEO of Excellence Canada, “they are socially, environmentally, and economically responsible and work hard every day to promote excellence and improve the quality of life of all Canadians.”

Other Ontario award winners included:

  • Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines & Forestry – silver Healthy Workplace Award, based on Excellence Canada’s Canadian Healthy Workplace Framework developed in partnership with Health Canada
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (head office) – bronze Healthy Workplace Award
  • Public Health Agency Canada, Ontario and Nunavut Agency Regional Office (Toronto, ON) – Healthy Workplace Award for Small Organizations. This award recognizes excellence in organizations with fewer than 50 employees, and is based on the Excellence Canada’s Healthy Workplace 10 Point Criteria for Small Organizations.