GPTW Mental Wellness 2021


Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has been named to the 2021 list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness by Great Place to Work® for a second time.

“We recognize our employees have faced exceptional challenges and stresses during the pandemic, juggling work commitments alongside managing the needs and care of their families and loved ones,” said Adele Zita, Director of Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. “Throughout it all, our primary goal has been to protect employee health and wellbeing, ensuring they received the support, training and resources they needed.”

The ranking of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work-Certified™ in the past year, and at least 80 per cent of employees must agree their workplace is psychologically and emotionally healthy. The best companies were determined based on the overall Mental Wellness Index score from employees.

“In a year like no other, this recognition as a Best Workplace™ for Mental Wellness is especially meaningful,” said Frank Stramaglia, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada. “I continue to be humbled and exceptionally proud of our unique culture and our incredible employees who have adapted, supported one another, and shown incredible strength and resilience throughout this unprecedented year. I believe that our employees, our strong values, and our commitment to a common purpose to serve and deliver value to our customers and their patients have all been key elements in our ability to successfully navigate through times like these.”

In addition to being named again as a Great Place to Work® Institute Best Workplace™ for Mental Wellness, in 2021 Astellas Pharma Canada Inc. has also been listed for the sixth consecutive year as a Best Workplace™ in Canada and a Best Workplace™ for Women.

Visit the Great Place to Work® website to view the list of Best Workplaces™ for Mental Wellness and to learn more about the award.