Awards & Accolades
Over the years, we’ve become known as the place to learn, to build community and a place to celebrate wellness. As we’ve travelled with people on their wellness journeys, one way they’ve acknowledged the impact we’ve had in their lives is through awards. And we’ve won many of them, many times, which allows us to say with confidence that We’re Calgary’s Favorite!
Kudos to our store staff and customer care department who are fully invested in creating a truly welcoming, understanding experience. Hats off to our category managers, who research every ingredient, to ensure products are effective, are well-priced and, at least when it comes to food, taste great! Way to go, to each and every one of you that makes the path to a great customer experience possible, whether it is stocking shelves, inputting prices, repack, content and signage creation or delivery and fulfillment, it all makes the customers love us. And finally, thank you to our owners and general managers for creating a company culture that fosters relationship with customers over profits.
Our awards reflect the core values of our organization. We’re celebrating 40 years as a family-owned, Calgary-based business and our purpose has never changed: we want to offer all Calgarians access to wellness through effective, natural and organic products at a reasonable price. And we have a deep respect for the earth.
Leaf Award for Restaurant Sustainability
Award: Most Improved 2018
The LEAF program is not about perfection, but about continuous improvement in sustainability, and our Community Cafe has demonstrated commitment to striving for better. When we first became certified in 2012, we were already operating in a sustainable manor - local and sustainable food, sustainable seafood, a high percentage of vegan and vegetarian dishes, wind powered by Bullfrog Power, water-conserving fixtures, composting, and more! Since that time, our Community Cafes have aimed to become a zero-waste facilities, have purchased ENERGY STAR appliances, and became an official OceanWise partner, establishing ourselves amongst the more sustainably run businesses in Calgary.
5 years as recipient of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies – Gold Standard award
What does it take to make the list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies? According to Canadian Business Magazine, “Fearless leadership, relentless innovation, a culture of teamwork and a commitment to change with a dynamic business environment.”
For the 15th consecutive year we’ve won the Calgary Herald Reader’s Choice Award Gold winner in the Health Food/Vitamin Store category
Organic Retailer of the Year – Canadian Organic Trade Association 2017- we are the first recipient of this award.
Calgary’s Child Best Natural Food Store award – (2009-present)
REAP Be Local Awards – Best Mid-Size Business (every year since 2013)
Metro Calgary Community Choice Award for Best health food market (2016, 2017)
Community Citizenship Award - Persons with Development Disabilities Calgary Region (2014)
Canadian Health Food Association – Spotlight on Giving Award (2012 & 2013)
Canadian Fair Trade Award – Best Natural/Health Food Store (2013)
Vibrant Calgary - Vibrant Employer Award (2009 & 2011)
City of Calgary - Commerce Award (2009)
Fast Forward Magazine – Best Place to Buy Organic Food (2009-2014)
Fast Forward Magazine – Best Place to Snag a Stampede Breakfast (2012-2014)
Industry & Community Affiliations:
- Bullfrog Power
- REAP Calgary
- Canada Organic
- Organic Alberta