The Canadian Workplace
Well-Being Awards

Presented By The Canadian Positive Psychology Association And
Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, Compliments of
Canada Life

We are excited to be launching CWWA 2024!

Applications open March 11, 2024 and close July 12, 2024

Virtual Celebration Event –November 20, 2024
Early Bird Fees – From March 11, 2024 to April 19 th – $399, plus HST

Regular Fees from April 20, 2024 – $499 plus HST

We hope to see your organization’s application!
The CWWA online application and Guide to Submission will be available on March 11.

If you have any questions, or if you are interested in sponsorship, send us an email at

Is Your Organization a Workplace Well-Being Champion?

The Canadian Workplace Well-Being Awards are now in its fourth year! Over the years, we learned that there are many great workplace well-being initiatives to share. We are excited to continue to celebrate positive psychology in action and recognize the many champions of workplace well-being!

In 2023, we were thrilled that we had 10 winners from several categories reflecting different size organizations and sectors who exceeded a benchmark score.

What is even more exciting is that through this competition we are seeing that there are many workplace well-being champions committed to this important work that are working in many sectors and sizes of organizations. We have structured the awards so that winning organizations can network and share learnings.

If your organization is a leader in workplace well-being and you have a caring culture where your employees flourish, we want to hear from you.

We would love to learn what you are doing in your organization to support workplace well-being and psychological safety! 

Research demonstrates that employee well-being practices contribute to notable improvements in engagement, innovation, psychological safety, and productivity and more importantly – the overall health of employees. 

Recent research demonstrates that companies that scored high in well-being (meaning that employees said their levels of happiness, satisfaction and purpose were higher and stress was lower), outperformed the S&P 500 by 20%. (De Neve, J.E. Kaats, M. & Ward, G., 2023). Workplace Well-being and Firm-Performance, Wellbeing Research Centre, University of Oxford. 


Applications Open: March 11, 2024 to July 12, 2024

Early Bird Discount: March 11, 2023 to April 26, 2024

Award Winners Notified: by November 1st, 2024

Award Ceremony: November 20, 2024

Our Mandate Is To

  • Recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements in workplace well-being practices in Canada;
  • Curate case studies of impactful initiatives from winning organizations in several award categories and share these stories so other organizations can learn and benefit from their leadership

Why Apply?

Recognition as a Workplace Well-Being winner can:

  • Help your recruiting efforts to attract talented employees at a time of challenging competition
  • Augment and further define your employer brand as a leader in workplace well-being at a time when many employees are struggling with mental health
  • Assist with your employee retention
  • Allow you to showcase your work in creating a psychologically healthy workplace so others may follow your lead

What You Get As A Winner

  • Use of a unique Canadian Workplace Well-Being electronic badge to use on your website and signature line
  • Being recognized by your peers at a Virtual Event
  • Recognition on the Canadian Positive Psychology Association Website
  • Facilitated networking session for winners to showcase well-being practices
  • One complimentary Canadian Positive Psychology Association membership for one organization representative.

What About Organizations That Don't Win?

One organization will have the opportunity to participate in a Workplace Well-being Assessment and Roadmap conducted by workplace wellbeing professionals using positive psychology and design thinking tools and research. Scope limited to maximum size of 50 employees, across maximum of three teams, to participate in the assessment.

Who Can Apply?

Canadian based organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sectors who have been in existence more than 2 years. The well-being program must have been active for more than a year.

Award Categories

There are four award categories depending on your sector and size of organization:

  • Private and Public Sector: Small (5-99 employees)
  • Private and Public Sector: Medium (100-499 employees)
  • Private and Public Sector: Large (500 plus employees)
  • Nonprofit or Charity (any size)

Assessment of Applications

Assessment of Applications are made by a third-party jury of professionals from Canada’s Positive Psychology community, experienced and respected leaders in workplace well-being. 

Assessment by judges is based on an assessment of pre-established criteria demonstrating commitment to creating workplace cultures, which value and promote employee psychological well-being.

The organization can demonstrate the program by providing examples of initiatives, practices and approaches that leverage the principles of positive psychology to yield a significant impact on employee’s level, engagement, and psychological well-being allowing the organization to flourish.

Applicants must have implemented a well-being program that is beyond fitness and nutrition, and instead, addresses psychological well-being (e.g. mental, emotional, social and spiritual

Tips For Your CWWA Application

Stop, reflect and celebrate what you are doing well in your organization before you complete your application.

Just by submitting your application, you are one step closer to improving the well-being of your organization

Remind yourself that workplace well-being is a journey and you can continue to build on your work!

Refer to the Guide to Submitting Your Application (2024 Guide to come soon) on the CPPA website before you start entering your application for helpful information, a blank application and a completed sample application.

It is easy to apply.  It should take you about 45 minutes to complete your application.

Before you go online to complete your application, you should have available:  

  • Contact details- the person handling the administration and logistics of the application through the award process
  • Detailed information and background about your Workplace Well-Being program or initiatives.
  • Testimonials from employees and at least one executive leader
  • Any attachments you would like to include
  • The number of employees in the organization
  • Name of the leader or Executive Champion of the well-being Program

We recommend that you complete your application in Word format first and then cut and paste it into the application. Preparing your application in this manner provides you with the ability to complete your application in less than 30 minutes.

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If you have any questions, email

We hope we will hear from you!

Support Us By Spreading The Word

Please support us on social media – like and share our posts and encourage other great organizations you know to apply for the award.

We’re all in this together. Let’s create better workplaces for everyone!

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CWWA 2023

Presented By Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, Compliments of Canada Life and The Canadian Positive Psychology Association

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Thank You To Our 2023 Hallmark Sponsor


Congratulations again to our
2023 Canadian Workplace Well-Being Award Winners


  • Canuck Place Children’s Hospice (Vancouver, BC)
  • Creative Options Regina (Regina, SK)
  • Kids Help Phone (Toronto, ON)

Small public/private sector organizations:

  • Sklar Wilton and Associates (Toronto, ON)
  • PulseLearning (Fredericton, NB)

Large public/private sector:

  • Best Buy (Vancouver, BC)
  • Cenovus Energy (Calgary, AB)
  • Gorman Group (West Kelowna, BC)
  • TransLink (Vancouver, BC)
  • BMO (Toronto, ON)

Thank you to our CWWA 2023 Judges

Improving Well-Being in the Workplace Interviews

Thought-Provoking Interview with Ian Rolston

Louisa Jewell, CPPA President, interviews Ian Rolston as part of her Improving Well-Being in the Workplace interview series. Ian is a speaker, creative analyst, design leader, and humanist. He is the Founder and global design strategist of Decanthropy – a collaborative equity design and innovation studio engaged by executive teams committed to equitable futures in both private and public sectors. 

In the interview, Ian and Louisa discuss topics such as, keeping people connected in a hybrid working environment, designing workspaces that promote well-being and productivity, and what innovative design trends companies are moving towards. 

Feedback Reimagined: The Positive Psychology-Focused Approach to Giving Feedback
Interview with Pete Berridge

Louisa Jewell, CPPA President, chats with Pete Berridge of Change Positive about the Shift Positive® Method and his book, Feedback Reimagined.

Today’s workforce says, “Coach me, don’t criticize me.” This session is an invitation to shift your mindset and introduce you to how positive psychology and building a system of support can change the feedback experience. Participants will learn the language and approach for more effective and energizing developmental feedback.