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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

Click here for information on the fund.

Long Service Program

The Long Service program recognizes the service of employees starting at 15 years and each 5 year milestone following.

Eligible employees are employed in a position with:

  • Community Health Services (1003)
  • Corporate/Regional Services (1002)
  • Pan Am Clinic (1001)
  • Medical Remuneration (1004) employees.
  • (Not including the above working in WWIHSS and SWIHSS)

Questions regarding the Service Recognition Programs? 

Contact Dana Whyte at dwhyte@wrha.mb.ca or phone 204-787-2743.

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