La Capitale helps the City of Cambridge and Home Hardware set themselves apart

November 21, 2016 – With the help of La Capitale's VIVA workplace health and wellness program, two employers recently received gold medal awards under the Healthy Workplace Award Program, large group category. This award program recognizes the strong commitment that employers in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario demonstrate to improving the health of their employees.

Through VIVA, the City of Cambridge and Home Hardware have promoted the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits among their employees, using a three-pronged approach: physical activity, nutrition and overall health. Senior management's commitment, coupled with the involvement of dynamic employee committees focusing on health and wellness, has greatly contributed to participation in the various activities offered by the VIVA program.

La Capitale has, through its VIVA program, promoted workplace health and wellness and healthy lifestyle habits for over 10 years. Many benefits stem from the implementation of this program: happier, more engaged staff members, improved lifestyle habits, a better work-life balance, enhanced company brand, increased productivity and lower absenteeism.

“La Capitale is proud to work in collaboration with such organizations as the City of Cambridge and Home Hardware, which are committed to improving the health of their employees!” said Annie Giguère, Director of Innovation, Business Solutions and Marketing at La Capitale. “Such an employer and employee commitment allows the VIVA program to realize its full potential and apply its expertise. These awards highlight VIVA's relevance and effectiveness in improving and maintaining workplace health and wellness.”

Some examples of VIVA activities

  • Online wellness platform
  • Health clinics with nurses
  • Interactive kiosks and workshops
  • Health and wellness challenges
  • Wellness presentations
  • Healthy meal cooking demonstrations and tastings
  • Monthly bulletins.

About La Capitale
La Capitale Insurance and Financial Group, created in 1940, has a strong presence across Quebec and throughout Canada. With over 2,690 employees and guided by the values of mutualism on which it was founded, La Capitale works with clients to build, protect and value what they feel counts for their financial security. It offers insurance products and financial services to the general public as well as to Quebec public service employees. With assets of $5.8 billion, La Capitale occupies a choice position among leading insurers in Canada.

About VIVA workplace health and wellness program
For over 10 years, VIVA has offered a turnkey program that promotes the adoption of healthy lifestyle habits through motivating workplace activities. More than 10,000 Canadian employees have benefited from the numerous advantages of the VIVA workplace health and wellness program. Find out more at

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