Staff Appreciation & Recognition (StAR) Program

The WRHA StAR Program is an HR-lead initiative 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". The StAR 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 "You're a Star!" cards to recognize and show appreciation to staff or co-workers. 

Order paper cards from Printing Services (minimum 100 per order):

  • 'You're a Star' Card use SAP# 325458
  • Envelopes (5 x 6.5") use SAP# 325459

To access the Printing Services and obtain a Printing Services Work Order form, click here (Intranet access required)


WRHA Merchandise items are available for staff to purchase.

For information contact Cathy Couper at

View the merchandise catalogue

StAR Library

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

Recognition Tips

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Service Recognition Programs

Annual Service Recognition Reception

Wednesday, November 15th
RBC Convention Centre
York Ballroom (South Building)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The reception will recognize employees working in Community, Corporate and Regional Services and have reached 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of uninterrupted service in the current calendar year of January 1 to December 31, 2017. This year will recognize 413 employees.

Invitations have been mailed to honourees and Org Chiefs who have employees being recognized.  Reception RSVP October 30th.

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

Retirement Gift Fund

Effective January 1, 2016

Employees, that are part of WRHA Community, Corporate & Regional Services, retiring with a minimum of 15 years of continuous service, are eligible for a recognition gift at the time of retirement. This fund will provide teams the opportunity to celebrate an employee’s contribution in a timely way, while honouring the relationships that are closest to them

CLICK HERE for information on how to access this fund.

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 or phone Dana Whyte at 204-787-2743 or email


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