Medtronic Canada ULC, announced that it has been named on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces for mental wellness. Medtronic Canada ULC received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. "Ensuring our employees' safety and wellbeing – both physical and mental – has always been paramount," said Neil Fraser, president of Medtronic Canada. "However, especially during these challenging times, we have prioritized staying connected with our teams to ensure they have the resources they need."
In response to COVID-19, Medtronic Canada implemented a mandatory work-from-home policy and has been hosting weekly all-employee calls to ensure everyone has a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions.
In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Medtronic Canada launched the "Not Myself Today" series last year and has been running the program with the help of several staff members as program ambassadors. During mental health awareness month in May, the company also hosted an hour-long webinar dedicated to the subject and continues to promote its extensive Employee Assistance Program and other online resources and strategies to help employees manage their mental health.