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“I think our emphasis on mental health and mindfulness has been a real factor in how our employees feel supported. As a small non-profit it means a great deal to us. We’re really excited to win” CATHERINE GORDON HR director David Suzuki Foundation

SAYS HR director Catherine Gordon, “As a non-profit the David Suzuki Foundation was delighted to be recognized for our efforts on employee wellness and focus on creating a mentally healthy workplace.” The foundation is a signatory on the Charter for Canadian Employers Supporting Workplace Mental Health and was one of the first organizations to sign up to be part of the Mindful Employer – a not-for-profit social enterprise launched in appreciation for the employers across Canada that strive to support employees with mental health concerns. “We participate annually in the Not Myself campaign and share their resources on Managing Mental Health issues with staff,” Gordon told

HRD. “To supplement these initiatives we have on-site weekly yoga and meditation in Vancouver and have hosted Compassion Cultivation Training designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and for others to help promote inner resilience.” The organization also hosts free lunch-andlearns on topics such as depression and arthritis; creating balance in your life; and boosting your positive outlook. “The wellness program provides a way for the David Suzuki Foundation to show our ongoing commitment to supporting employee and workplace mental health and we look forward to continuing to grow in this area,” says Gordon.

AWARD SPONSOR Our mission at Winds of Change Consulting is simple: create balanced individuals at work who are able to handle their work environments with ease through mindfulness practice. By bridging the gap between ancient wisdom and modern practice, we arm executive leaders and team members with new tools and techniques that will improve their ability to communicate, lead, innovate and handle stressful situations. Mindfulness is about how you live your life day to day; how you make decisions; and how you impact the world around you. Ultimately, it’s about creating a balanced individual who works and lives a meaningful and purposeful life all the time. We introduce mindfulness through strategies that touch on every aspect of wellness, from psychology and behaviour to mental and spiritual health.

COMMEMORATIVE GUIDE HR AWARDS 2015

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“Health and wellness is an integral part of an organization’s legacy ... Nurturing the people is the key to building an organizational legacy” JIVI CHEEMA Corporate mindfulness consultant Winds of Change

FINALISTS David Suzuki Foundation The City of St John’s Digital Extremes Interior Health & Northern Health International Fitness Holdings LP Klick Health Ming Shine National Leasing TeraGo Networks

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