Calian Receives Canada Award for Excellence Gold Trophy - Healthy Workplace®

Mardi, septembre 8, 2009

Calian Receives Canada Award for Excellence Gold Trophy - Healthy Workplace®

Ottawa, Ontario September 08, 2009 - Calian Technologies Ltd (TSX: CTY) is pleased to announce that on September 8th, the National Quality Institute (NQI) announced that the Business and Technology Services Division of Calian had completed the Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) to Level 4 for Healthy Workplace(R) and had received the Canada Award for Excellence - Gold Trophy.

The NQI's four stage PEP is designed to facilitate the implementation of world class best practices in the areas of business excellence and healthy workplace in Canadian organizations.

BTS's vision for wellness is to provide a healthy and safe environment that enables the organization and its workforce to reach an optimal state of well-being and employment satisfaction. During its PEP assessment review BTS was complimented on the following strengths:

Initiatives to reach the Healthy Workplace(R) objectives, balanced between Physical Environment, Occupational Health and Safety and Health / Lifestyle Practices

Leadership's commitment to work-life balance and their role in developing and sustaining a healthy workplace culture

A collaborative approach to continuous improvement and commitment to ongoing assessment

The trust and respect for the members of their workforce

"Winning the Gold award really demonstrates the calibre of Calian's BTS employees and how dedicated they are to continuous improvement and providing better service to our field workforce and our customers" said Tom Coates, Vice-President and General Manager of BTS.

The CAE awards will be presented at the 2009 Performance Excellence Summit during a CAE Awards 25th Anniversary Gala dinner celebrating the winning organizations and their employees. This event will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

About Calian

Calian sells technology services to industry and government in Canada and around the world. Calian provides customers with ready access to an exceptional team of engineers, telecommunications and technology professionals, health care professionals and other highly qualified staff. The Business and Technology Services Division augments customer workforces with flexible short and long-term placements, recruitment and outsourcing of engineering, health care professionals and other skilled professionals. The Systems Engineering Division plans, designs and implements solutions for many of the world's space agencies and leading communications satellite manufacturers and operators, as well as providing contract manufacturing services for customers in North America.

For further information, please contact us at [email protected] or phone us at 613-599-8600

Ray Basler
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jacqueline Gauthier
Chief Financial Officer



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