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2011 BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee is currently accepting nominations

Psychologically healthy organizations demonstrate greater resiliency and benefit from reduced operating costs, less lost time, improved productivity and stronger customer/client relations. The BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee, a standing committee of the BC Psychological Association, is acknowledging and awarding organizations that recognize and excel in ensuring a healthy workplace for their employees with the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. The award is open to all BC companies that demonstrate excellence in the following five criteria for a psychologically healthy workplace: Employee Involvement; Work- Life Balance; Employee Recognition; Employee Growth and Development; and Health and Safety. The deadline for nominations is October 14th, 2011.  Winners will be recognized at an awards event on February 16th, 2012.


The impact of the downturn in the economy has affected all sectors in British Columbia.  However, research shows that engaged, satisfied and involved employees help companies improve their bottom line and thrive, even in difficult times. As Barry Forbes, President and CEO of Westminster Savings Credit Union noted: “We recognize the vital link between the well-being of our employees and the success of our credit union.  Westminster Savings’ track record of low turnover and strong organizational performance demonstrates the positive benefits of investing in programs that promote a psychologically healthy workplace.” Westminster Savings Credit Union was a 2007 and 2009 winner of the BC Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards and went on to be recognized at the international awards event in Washington, DC.


The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award was founded by the American Psychological Association in 1999, brought to Canada in 2004, and last awarded in 2009.  British Columbia was the first province to offer this award in Canada. Today, 52 states, provinces and territories across Canada and the United States participate in the award. For an application or more information on the awards, interested organizations can go to  Additional information is available by contacting the Committee Chair, Dr Joti Samra, by emailing

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ABOUT British Columbia Psychological Association:

With over 700 members from across British Columbia, BCPA represents a valuable healthcare resource. Since 1938, the BCPA has represented psychologists in British Columbia; it is a voluntary body and is committed to advancing the delivery and availability of psychological services along with promoting the psychological well-being of all British Columbians.


For Further Information please contact:

Dr. Joti Samra, President, BCPA and Committee Chair, Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards Committee

Ph: 778-772-7560 | Email:

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