Staff Appreciation & Recognition (StAR) Program

The WRHA StAR Program is an HR-lead initiative with participation from a team of staff across the WRHA, all committed to meeting the WRHA Vision "We will be an organization of staff who are proud of their work and are recognized, respected and rewarded". This team is continually developing new programs and enhancing existing programs to make the WRHA a great place to work.

Listed below are the initiatives currently underway: 


There are numerous Discounts available to all health care staff from various services within and around Winnipeg ranging from fitness facilities, restaurants and car dealerships.

Click here to view Discounts


Use StAR "You're a Star" Cards to let co-workers know you appreciate and recognize their efforts.  WRHA StAR Cards are available in two formats paper or electronic. 

Click here to Send an electronic StAR Card


Order paper copies from the Print Shop - Go to the WRHA StAR Insite webpage for order information. 

2016 Service Recognition Awards Reception

Wednesday, November 16th

The reception will recognize Regional employees who have reached 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of uninterrupted service between January 1 and December 31, 2016 and staff who retired between January 1 and December 31, 2015 with at least 15 years of uninterrupted service.

Invitations will be mailed to the homes of all recipients early October. 

If you have any questions please contact Dana Whyte, Event Planner at or 204-787-2743.

For photos of the 2015 Event go to the WRHA StAR Intranet site 


WRHA Merchandise items are available for staff to purchase.

View the merchandise catalogue

Recognition Resource Guide
Recognition that motivates staff is an intensely personal and internal matter for which there is no cookie-cutter approach.  The Recognition Resource Guide is offered as an e-resource that will assist managers with practical, spontaneous day-to-day real life forms of recognition creating a culture where staff feel valued and appreciated.

Recognition Resource Guide

Looking for Recognition Ideas, here’s one that everyone can participate in. There are many different recognition themes to select throughout the year, from January being National Thank you Month, March National Nutrition Month, and even recognition days such as International Nurses Day May 12 or Positive Thinking Day September 13.  Click on the CALENDAR below to get the full 2016 year or click on individual month to get that month's recognition events.

Have fun with recognition. 

Calendar 2016
January February
March April
May June
July August
September October
November December

StAR Library

A lending library of books related to staff appreciation and recognition is available for staff.

Recognition Tips

View latest Recognition Tips

The StAR Team appreciates feedback and ideas. Please forward questions or suggestions to WRHA StAR Team, Isabel M. Stewart, NA 636 - 700 McDermot, Winnipeg MB R3E 0T2, Phone 926-7002, Fax 787-1888 or email

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