Caring at work


The diverse staff, physicians and volunteers at Covenant Health share a deep commitment to serve—selflessly sharing their gifts and talents for the greater good. Our culture enables decision-making at all levels; healthy relationships, personal and professional growth, and ethical discernment. Our mission fosters an engaging and compassionate culture that attracts and supports passionate, committed and skilled team members who work together to improve the experience and health outcomes of Albertans. Our commitment to excellence includes recognition that our staff and physicians be provided with the tools and leadership they need to thrive. Our Mental Health First Aid program provides our staff with the skills they need to identify and support colleagues who may be struggling. Covenant Health recently received a Workplace Wellness Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association for demonstrating the promotion of mental health in the workplace. We also signed a declaration of commitment to be leaders and champions for advancing workplace psychological health and safety. We strive to create and nurture an engaging and vibrant culture where high quality performance, a focus on relationship-centred care, innovation and leadership are encouraged and celebrated. We are grateful to be recognized for this important work including being named one of Alberta’s Top Employers in 2018 based on excellence in wellness strategies and programs; retirement and pension supports; and a committed diversity and inclusion strategy. Covenant Health was identified as having one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures and was also named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute for the third year in a row.

“I'd hide if I had a panic attack. When you're sick, that's when you need your supports the most. You hide and you're worse off. Now I don't have to hide.”

— Kim (employee with Covenant Health)
Taken from the story Mental Health First Aid.


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