Workplace wellness, health and safety

Work/life flexibility

Fostering accessible client service
We remain fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (2005) and have strengthened our commitment to accessible services by continuing to post accessibility information on pwc.com, including temporary disruption notices, and providing training for all Ontario staff on accessible client services. In FY14, we also developed a new e-Learn to support the creation of a barrier-free and inclusive workplace across Canada. The e-Learn is embedded in our onboarding and annual employee training processes. We will continue this work in FY15 and report on the successes of the e-Learn during our next reporting period.

Nurturing workplace health and wellness
In FY14, PwC participated in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), a worldwide wellness competition bringing people together from over 1,000 organizations across 100 different countries to promote health, well-being and teamwork. Participants wear a GCC Pulse (i.e. a pedometer-type device with enhanced accuracy) to track and record their daily step totals, either by uploading online or automatically using their Smartphones. Over 370 of our people participated in in FY14, resulting in PwC Canada being selected as one of the winning global teams.