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Do you have a workplace well-being story to tell?

With the increase in workplace well-being needs, a number of organizations have taken the necessary steps to elicit positive change by implementing employee well-being practices and initiatives. These have contributed to notable improvements in productivity, profitability, innovation and more importantly – the overall health of staff.

Hosted by the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA), the inaugural Canadian Workplace Well-Being Awards aims to celebrate positive psychology in action and recognize organizations that are going the extra mile to nurture the mental health and well-being of their employees.

For example, companies that showcase any of these practices will be considered:

  • Appreciate employees for their accomplishments and contribution
  • Promote good communication, positive relationships and a sense of belonging
  • Ensure employees feel supported by their supervisor and organization
  • Support mental health and life challenges of employees
  • Increase employee engagement

Organizations who participate will:

  • Learn about workplace projects and programs rooted in positive psychology and how they improve business outcomes
  • Collaborate with like-minded organizations while sharing leading practice ideas
  • Gain access to the Well-Being Labs National Survey results
  • Network with the leaders in workplace well-being

Submission Criteria

  • Open to any small, medium, or large size organization (for-profit, non-profit, educational, governmental etc.) that has developed and implemented impactful psychological employee well-being initiatives or demonstrated leadership in the field of helping employees thrive  
  • Must be an ongoing well-being program
  • Must be a Canadian company

Submission Guidelines

Submission Sample


Why Apply

Changing workplace culture and improving employee well-being is a daunting task and not every company understands how to do it or where to begin. Companies who are taking this on are changing the face and the future of workplace well-being and need to be identified, acknowledged, and celebrated.

Your participation in the awards will give you the visibility and the opportunity to showcase your leadership to others who will hopefully follow your lead.

Subimissions are being accepted until August 27th, 2021


Assessment of applications will be made by a third-party jury of professionals from Canada’s Positive Psychology community, experienced and respected leaders in workplace well-being, and leading educators.  Assessment by judges will be based on demonstrated commitment to creating a workplace culture which values and promotes 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 to the employees’ level of happiness and psychological well-being allowing the organization to flourish. The programs can be both employee-led and organizational initiatives.

Applicants must have implemented a well-being program that is beyond fitness & nutrition, and instead, addresses employee psychological well-being such as work/life balance, improved engagement, sense of fulfillment etc.

Flourishing webinar

Experts Mary Ann Baynton, Director of Strategy and Collaboration, Workplace Strategies for Mental Health and Louisa Jewell, President and Founder, Canadian Positive Psychology Association, talks about how flourishing is possible now and in the post-COVID future.

Launch webinar

We discuss how positive psychology in the workplace improves employee well-being and learn specific interventions that can help to increase it. Dr. Michelle McQuaid from The Wellbeing Lab who partnered with CPPA to conduct a national workplace well-being survey discusses the results of the survey. Watch the recorded event now to hear the data, and to gain insight into the highlights and challenges of employee well-being. Some of it may surprise you!

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Dr. Michelle McQuaid (MAPP)

Best-selling author, wellbeing teacher, and playful change activator

Jennifer Card, MSc. (MAPPCP)

Co-Chair for the Canadian Workplace Well-Being Awards

Wendy Parkes, BA, MBA (CAPP,  APPC)

Co-Chair for the Canadian Workplace Well-Being Awards

According to the World Economic Forum, depression and anxiety disorders cost the global economy $1 trillion dollars every year in lost productivity and take a terrible human toll.

A recent UK survey found that despite almost a third (32%) of adults saying they have suffered from mental health problems at work.

Source: World Economic Forum

Our Sponsors





Early bird $250

Until August 4, 2021

Application $325

Awards Winner

The winner of the Canadian Workplace Well-Being Awards will receive the following:

  • A framed certificate of recognition
  • A plaque for your workplace
  • Permanent placement and recognition on the Canadian Positive Psychology Association's website
  • Post-event media recognition
  • A one-year membership to the Canadian Positive Psychology Association
  • Access to one well-being workshop for your employees (value $2,500)
  • Access to the results of The Well-Being Labs National Well-Being Survey

Meet Your Host

The Canadian Positive Psychology Association

Positive psychology is the evidence-based, scientifically-backed study of psychological well-being and human flourishing.

We promote the science and practice of positive psychology and its research-based applications and facilitates education, business development, collaboration, and communication among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada and around the world.

Through cross-disciplinary collaboration with researchers around the globe we create change to help:

  • Increase resilience
  • Reduce burnout
  • Lead with a growth mindset
  • Increase engagement, motivation and vitality
  • Enhance self-care and mindfulness
  • Achieve personal fulfillment

Learn more at

Our Approach

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum $10,000

  • Recognized in all marketing materials
  • Logo on marketing campaign materials and in media
  • Access to the national workplace well-being survey results
  • Access to 3 workplace well-being webinars for the organization (value $7500)
  • 2022 Award opportunities

o   First right of refusal for the lead sponsorship for the Canadian Workplace Well-Being Awards

o   Ability to add 2 to 3 questions in the national workplace well-being survey*

o   Personalized employee well-being survey and report

o   Speak at the awards ceremony

*Early bird bonus

Gold $5,000

  • Recognized in all marketing and awards materials
  • Logo on CWWA marketing campaigns
  • Access to the national workplace well-being survey results
  • Access to 2 workplace well-being webinars for the organization (value $5,000)

Silver $2,500

  • Recognized in all marketing and awards materials
  • Logo on CWWA marketing campaigns
  • Access to the national workplace well-being survey results
  • Access to 1 workplace well-being webinar for the organization (value $2,500)

Bronze $

A choice or a combination of in-kind services

  • Design
  • Administrative
  • Advertisements
  • Social media marketing
  • Other

Sponsorship Benefit: Company logo in marketing materials

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