WW Wellness Impact Award | WW Canada

The WW Wellness Impact Award is our initiative to empower community leaders and break down the barriers to wellness—for everyone.

Meet the 2022 Impact Award winner!


Safe Haven Cancer Support Society

This year's winner is Safe Haven Cancer Support Society, a Canada-based, BIPOC-founded organization that provides breast cancer education, promotes early detection and provides support to cancer patients, survivors and their families.

Thank you to all of our inspiring finalists

RESET Society of Calgary
&
Black Women in Motion

Healthy living is a human right, but not all communities have access to the resources they need to make that a reality


Through the second annual WW Wellness Impact Award, we’re uplifting community-led solutions by selecting one organization to receive a $18,000 grant and so much more.

We’re also helping to address the systemic inequities faced by marginalized communities, and each award will be dedicated to the advancement of wellness in communities of colour.

Research shows that women in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour) communities, in particular, face staggeringly worse health outcomes than their white counterparts—these statistics can feel defeating and hard to overcome. For example, Black women are currently expected to have life expectancies that are five years shorter than their white counterparts.1

That’s why, for 2022, we’re committed to amplifying and accelerating the work of organizations dedicated specifically to improving the health of BIPOC women and empowering women to take control of their health.

Launched in 2021, the Wellness Impact Award is an annual initiative to empower community leaders and break down the barriers to wellness—for everyone. Meet last year's winner, Restoration and Empowerment for Social Transition (REST) Centres, voted for by our Canadian members!

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Award Timeline

April 25
Nomination window closes.

May 3
Application window closes.

May 9
Finalists are notified.

May 11
Finalists are announced, and voting by WW members begins.

May 21
Member voting closes.

Week of June 10
Award recipient is announced.

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Eligibility Requirements

Organizations Must…


  • A charitable organization, fiscally sponsored organization or mutual aid organization - with no political or religious affiliation and located in Canada.
  • Be committed to causes focusing on BIPOC Women's Health.
  • Submit only one application per organization.


*Organization must be founded by and/or led by a person of colour, with people of colour holding either the highest position and/or the majority of the top-level staff roles.

Submission Guidelines and Evaluation Criteria

Winning Organizations Will Be…

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Community-Centered

They focus on the distinct needs of the community by integrating all voices and lived experiences in their efforts to serve women.

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Barrier-Breaking

They address one or multiple barriers to wellness for Black and/or Indigenous women, and/or women of colour.

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Impactful

They center their efforts on tangibly improving the lives and well-being of individuals and communities using an evidence-based lens.

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Innovative

They take a new approach or use an existing approach in a new way to make healthy living accessible to all.

Questions? We have answers!

If you don’t see your question answered below, shoot us an email us at wwgoodcanada@ww.com with the subject line Canada - Wellness Impact Award.

If you need assistance completing the application, email us at wwgoodcanada@ww.com.

Wellness Impact Award - FAQs

Team WW

Anyone can apply regardless of their affiliation with WW.


Team WW

Please contact wwgoodcanada@ww.com. We will do our best to respond within 72 hours.


Team WW

Yes, for the 2022 WW Wellness Impact Award only Canadian based organizations are eligible.


Team WW

Organizations can submit an application for the WW Wellness Impact Award at www.weightwatchers.com/ca/en/impactaward through May 3. All applicants will be notified whether they are a finalist by May 11. A total of three finalists and one winner will be selected.


Team WW

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PMEST on April 25, 2022


Team WW

Applications will be accepted until 11:59PMEST on May 3, 2022


Team WW

No! We will be considering charity registered organizations, fiscally sponsored organizations and mutual aid organizations with no political or religious affiliations, so long as they are located within Canada. All are encouraged to apply.


Team WW

The $18,000 grant can be used towards program, operating and/or marketing costs. The funds may not be used for lobbying or political purposes.


Team WW

All finalists will be notified by May 11, 2022 via email.


Team WW

The winner will be announced in June, selected via votes by the WW member community.


Team WW

Once 3 finalists are selected, WW members will be able to vote for one winner. The voting window opens May 11 through May 21. Check back on May 11 to cast your vote.


Team WW

Yes. Once an organization is nominated, they will be contacted to submit an application.


Team WW

The nomination window is open from April 8 - 25.


Team WW

Yes! You do not need to be a WW member to vote for the Wellness Impact Award.


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Each person may vote once.


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Voting closes on May 21st, 2022


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We look forward to communicating the winner of the Wellness Impact Award in June.


1. Robert Preidt, “Life Expectancy for U.S. Blacks Shorter than That of Whites,” MedicineNet, March 2, 2012, https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=155464.