Queen's wins Workplace Wellness Award
For the third year in a row, Queen’s has been recognized as one of the healthiest places to work in Kingston. The university recently received a Workplace Wellness Award from KFL&A Public Health for creating and fostering a healthy work environment.
“I think we are very fortunate in that we have a good starting point and a good infrastructure to provide services to Queen’s employees,” says Workplace Advisor Shannon Jones. “We value our employees and their health and well-being is important to us, not only as an employer, but in terms of contributing to the greater community.”
Businesses and organizations were asked to submit information about their voluntary health practices, safety procedures, workplace policies, and other factors that may contribute to a healthy work environment.
Ms Jones says that the newly-opened Queen’s Centre recreation facility, healthy food options offered on and around campus, and benefits like maternity leave and tuition assistance are just a few of the things that make Queen’s stand out as an employer. In 2009, Queen’s was named one of the Top 100 places to work in Canada.
For more information on Workplace Wellness and other KFL&A Public Health initiatives, visit http://www.kflapublichealth.ca/Content.aspx?ThemeId=7&CategoryId=90&TopicId=68&ContentId=195.