AMSSA’s Safe Harbour Champion 2016
Back in Motion won the Safe Harbour Champion Award from Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA). We were one of six nominees from among 1,000 businesses, organizations and municipalities across the province participating in Safe Harbour: Respect for All, a diversity education program coordinated by AMSSA. All of our 15 locations have the Safe Harbour designation, demonstrating our commitment to learn about diversity issues and develop inclusive practices.
When discussing Back in Motion’s application, Kat Cureton, Safe Harbour Program Coordinator, said the selection committee was “very impressed with the depth of work you are doing in regards to diversity and inclusion – the staff education, the newsletter, the community engagement” and the fact that “all your locations have taken Safe Harbour training.”
Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers for 2015 and 2016
We have been recognised by Canadian Business and PROFITguide.com as one of Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers for 2015 and 2016.
“We are honored to be selected as one of Canada’s best employers for the second year in a row” says Dr. Ken Hemphill, Vice President of Human Resources. “This award recognizes what we do well, and the feedback from Aon also identifies areas for improvement.”
Dr. Debbie Samsom, President, says: “We believe it is important to provide an outstanding work environment. I would like to thank everybody within our organization for their commitment to excellence, and extend our congratulations to all of the other organizations that have received recognition.”
Aon Hewitt’s Best Employers in Canada is a research study that publicly recognizes “Best Employer” organizations that have created great work environments. For 20 years, the Best Employers study has employed academically endorsed methodology to measure engagement and drivers of engagement. Organizations are ranked according to staff and management surveys, and receive information to help guide strategic decision making and organizational change.
Psychologically Healthy Workplace
We were the winner of the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award for 2009, in the category of small (less than 100 employees) for-profit company.
The Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award has competitions in 56 jurisdictions across North America. Started by the American Psychological Association, the award’s mission is to help inform businesses and other organizations how to create and sustain psychologically healthy workplaces, and to publically recognize companies and agencies exemplifying psychologically healthy practices.
Best Workplace in Canada
Back in Motion is a multi-year winner of the Great Workplace award (2006–2008), by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada. Great workplaces are based on trust in leadership, pride in one’s work, and enjoyment of staff and co-workers.
“We are a people business. The people in our company spend each and every day helping others to improve their lives, so it is important to us to provide them with a work environment that is second to none, to support them in the amazing work that they do.”
Dr. Debbie Samsom, Back in Motion President