An inclusive organizational culture, employee engagement, and opportunity for growth and advancement are just a few of the elements required for a mentally healthy workplace.
After a thorough nomination and evaluation process, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna and District Branch recognized Paradigm Mortgage Corporation —small workplace, and MNP — large workplace at its annual Mental Health Voices Awards Breakfast.
“We were thrilled to be recognized as a team who intentionally cares for and supports one another,” said Leanne Wilson, partner, president and CEO of Paradigm Mortgage. “We will continue to build a culture that supports our people and their mental health. We are grateful for all that CMHA does in our community.”
Trina Warren, regional managing partner of MNP felt similarly: “It is an honour to be recognized for staying true to our values. We are proud of our team and their efforts in living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”
“Focusing on mental health in the workplace improves the bottom line for businesses and can save the Canadian economy billions of dollars every year,” says Shelagh Turner, executive director of CMHA Kelowna. “We were so impressed by the calibre of nominations. Many of our local workplaces are really stepping up to show us that they care about the mental health of their employees.”
With nearly 300 business leaders at the awards breakfast, keynote speaker Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of O2E brands (1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine), discussed how a willingness to fail culture improves businesses and employee satisfaction
The CMHA Kelowna branch is a charity that promotes the mental health of all through community-based programs and services, public education, advocacy and research. It is part of a network of more than 10,000 CMHA volunteers and staff in over 135 communities across Canada.