Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the list of finalists for the 2016 Workplace Benefits Awards.

Employers on this year’s list have shown innovation, creativity and real results in a number of categories, including absence management, benefits and pension plan communications, health and wellness programs, and mental health.

Read: Workplace Benefits Awards: 2016 nominees continue to build on successful practices

The finalists are:

Absence management award:

  • EPCOR Utilites Inc.
  • Michael Garron Hospital
  • Public Education Benefits Trust

Benefits plan communications:

  • Belron Canada Inc.
  • Holt Renfrew
  • Rogers Communications Inc.

Pension plan communications:

  • Bell Canada
  • Niagara Casinos
  • Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Inc.

Health and wellness program:

  • CAA Atlantic
  • McKesson Canada
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Mental health:

  • CAA South Central Ontario
  • GE Canada
  • Michael Garron Hospital

Industry leadership:

  • Hugh O’Reilly, OPTrust
  • Josée Dixon, Desjardins Insurance
  • Mark Fuller, Ontario Pension Board
  • Paula Allen, Morneau Shepell

Benefits Canada will announce the winners of the 2016 Workplace Benefits Awards at a ceremony on Oct. 20. Stay tuned on Twitter to find out which companies are being recognized this year.

Benefits Canada would like to thank the panel of external judges who helped select this year’s finalists and winners: Rick Holinshead, Willis Towers Watson; Sarah Beech, Accompass Inc.; Susan Hermann, Desjardins Insurance; Vic Medland, Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan; Dr. Alain Sotto, Toronto Transit Commission; Colin Ripsman, Foyston Gordon & Payne Inc.; Dr. David Satok, Rogers Communications Inc.; Gavin Benjamin, Willis Towers Watson; Lori Landry, Sun Life Global Investments Inc.; Michael Peck, Invesco Canada Ltd.; Anita Lieberman, Desjardins Insurance; and Robert Baillie, State Street Canada.

Read: Who are the winners of the 2015 Workplace Benefits Awards?

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