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KEI is pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Platinum award by the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health Unit.   This prestigious local, health award is presented yearly by our local Public Health Unit to companies in the Region of Waterloowho excel in Wellness.  In both 2012 and 2013, KEI also won our Region’s Healthy Workplace Award.

2014 HWAEarlier this year, the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health Unit  announced that for their 5th anniversary of the Healthy Workplace Awards, that they would be incorporating this new Platinum-level award that would recognize workplaces who have sustained a Gold-level award for the past three (3) consecutive years.  These workplaces will receive the Platinum award instead of another Gold level.  This new award level will underscore a workplace’s sustained success over the years.

Our KEI Wellness Committee currently meets a minimum of  ten times per year (2nd Tuesday morning of each month) to plan healthly, fun events for KEI employees to participate in.  This year new events included a 5 week Health Challenge in May and Canoeing down the Grand River in July.  Very shortly, we will be participating in our 3rd Annual Movember event.                      (Any KEI employee is welcome to join our Wellness committee – please see Judy O’Connell in our Occupational Health Centre if you are interested.)

Special thanks to Tania Foreman, Director of Employee Services, Judy O’Connell, Manager of Occupational Health Services and our entire Wellness Committee at KEI for all their hard work in securing this award for KEI for the third year in a row!


                        Our wellness motto at KEI is “Wellness is about adding years to life and life to years.”


Further information about this award and the award ceremony which was held on October 23, 2014 can be found on the Region of Waterloo’s Public Health Website at: