Third Consecutive Year Active International Receives Award, Presented By Morneau Shepell & The Globe and Mail 


(Toronto, ON) February 13, 2019 – Canada’s leading corporate trade company, Active International, has been recognized as Employee Recommended Workplace for 2019. The initiative presented by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail recognizes and awards Canadian organizations that have demonstrated achievement of a healthy, engaged, and productive workforce. A confidential survey that is completed by employees helps evaluate and score a company’s workforce in four areas: physical, mental, work and life. Companies that achieve a total health score above a certain threshold become recognized as Employee Recommended Workplaces, and are representative of healthy spaces in which employees thrive.

2019 marks the third annual instance of the Employee Recommended Workplace Awards, and Active International is honoured to receive the designation as one of the top workplaces in the country for a third consecutive year.

Active International is committed to employee growth and career progression, and offers a variety of opportunities for learning and development. Employees from all levels of the organization are encouraged to attend industry events and seminars on a regular basis. In addition to that, an internal Job Shadowing program was introduced into the organization at the end of 2017, to allow employees to learn new skills from members of other teams. Active also proudly supports a Tuition Assistance Program which provides encouragement and financial assistance to employees interested in self-development and career advancement. The program allows employees to improve their effectiveness in current positions and prepare themselves for related future assignments. 

Some of the other benefits employees receive at Active include health & dental, getting a day off for their birthday, an RRSP program with contribution matching, fitness subsidies, charitable contribution matching, healthy snacks in meeting rooms, flexible work hours, and work from home options. These perks all contribute to attracting top talent to the organization, as well as retention of current staff.

In addition to participating in the Employee Recommended Workplace initiative, Active International conducts its own internal annual employee satisfaction survey and has achieved an overwhelmingly positive score of over 90% for the last 4 years, with results ranging between 92-94% over the past 3 years. Through recurring meetings in which company results are shared across all teams, Active maintains a high level of engagement, a positive work environment and a strong culture that reinforces one of its core values of trust. Active uses the results of its internal satisfaction survey to develop initiatives to drive improvement on lower-scoring areas. 

The Employee Recommended Workplace Award is the only award of its kind that is based entirely on data from employees. Employees were asked to complete a short, anonymous survey that includes questions about their physical and mental health, as well as aspects of their work and life – all elements of Total Health that impact employee engagement and productivity. Upon completion, they received a personal assessment that identified potential areas for improvement. Organizations received a summary report that identified areas of strength along with areas where more work may be needed to improve the health of their workforce.

Active will be attending an awards ceremony in Toronto on March 19, 2019 and will receive a certificate of achievement of the Employee Recommended Workplace designation. For more information, visit