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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.

Employee Discounts

The StAR Program continues to increase the variety of discounts being offered to ALL health care employees working for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and its partner facilities, programs and agencies. There are numerous discounts offered from various services within and around Winnipeg ranging from fitness facilities, restaurants to entertainment.


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 Regional Printing Services to obtain a Printing Services Work Order form click here. Form is found under “tools” at the bottom of the page.

Service Recognition Programs

Retirement Fund

Effective January 1, 2016

A fund was established to recognize the retirement farewells of eligible regional employees at the time of their 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.

Retirement Fund Information

Long Service Program

WRHA values the dedication of long service employees and recognizes the organizational benefits and valued expertise they provide.  In appreciation of the commitment, recognition and awards will be presented as specific long service milestones are attained commencing at 15 years and in five-year increments thereafter.  Long service awards will be presented annually in the fall to all eligible employees who reach a long service milestone in the current calendar year, January 1 to December 31. Award envelopes for employees reaching 15 & 20 years of service will be distributed through coordination with managers for presentation individually.  Award envelopes for employees with 25-plus years of service will be presented at a dinner reception.

Save the Date: Long Service Awards Dinner Reception for 25 – 50 years of service will be held on November 7, 2024. Invitations will be sent in September to all that qualify.

Eligible employees are employed in a position with:

  • Community Health Services (1003)
  • Corporate/Regional Services (1002)
  • Pan Am Clinic (1001)
  • Medical Remuneration (1004) employees.

Questions regarding the Service Recognition Programs? 

Contact Sandra Milotte at smilotte@wrha.mb.ca.