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Medcan named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Best Managed Platinum Recipient for second year, eighth year on the list

Toronto, ON – (March 12, 2018)  Medcan was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are among the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

This marks Medcan’s eighth year on the list and second in the coveted Platinum status. We join a select group of Canadian companies that are noted for fearless leadership, a culture of teamwork, and a relentless focus on innovation. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

What makes Medcan a Platinum winner

As a global health inspiration company, Medcan’s driving mission is to inspire clients to live well through a collaborative approach. Established in 1987, Medcan knows that true wellness builds upon the medical. It encompasses all those personal choices – how we eat, move and think – that make for a sound mind and body.  Medcan offers clients a thorough health assessment and specialized testing to uncover susceptibility to certain diseases along with care from Canada’s leading experts – from physicians to genetic counselors to dietitians to psychologists. Medcan also helps clients go from “good” to “great” by charting a path towards a healthy, vibrant life – and offering support along the way. Medcan inspires businesses to see that healthy employees are pivotal to business health.

How Medcan embraces innovation, technology and knowledge-translation

There are exciting times at Medcan from employee health solutions to wellness, travel, and food programs.  In the last year Medcan has embraced innovation and inspired others to Live Well, For Life through enhanced services and added capabilities including an Electronic Medical Records system; a new preventive genetic screening test that supports proactive healthcare in conjunction with a medical provider by sequencing over 130 genes associated with hereditary cancer, cardiovascular and other conditions; a dedicated program led by a pediatric team for children and youth aged newborn to 17 years; and partnered with The Globe and Mail for the second Personal Performance Summit, a day of inspiring and interactive thought leadership.

“We are meeting individuals and employees where they are. Helping them go from ill to well, and good to great through precision medicine and personalized care,” says Shaun Francis, Chair and CEO of Medcan and author of Eat, Move, Think: The Path to a Healthier, Stronger, Happier You, in stores May 1, 2018, and published by Simon & Schuster. “We’ve expanded Medcan’s workplace wellness reach to go deeper in organizations across the country by offering accessible all-employee, all-year, in-person and digital solutions.”

Words from Lorrie King, Partner and Deloitte’s Co-Leader 

“Best Managed winners should be extremely proud of their accomplishments,” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The marketplace is changing rapidly and this incredible class of companies’ commitment and entrepreneurial leadership help drive business success that is critical for the health of our economy.”

2018 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11, 2018. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

About Medcan (

Established over 30 years ago, Medcan is a global leader in assessing clients’ overall well-being and inspiring them to live well. We partner with over 1,200 corporate accounts and 50,000 clients to set and achieve health and wellness goals. Medcan’s driving mission is to inspire clients to live well and improve their health and their lives through a collaborative approach.

Medcan has a comprehensive range of diagnostic assessments, which, in combination with innovative programs tailored to specific needs, are designed to successfully reach improved health outcomes. Over 90 physicians and specialists, alongside a broad roster of complementary healthcare disciplines, provide health and lifestyle management services on site and by video for individuals, families and organizations. Our team of 350 Medcanners sees clients in clinic and virtually from our downtown Toronto location.


For further information, please ask to speak a member of the Marketing Team at Medcan 416.350.5900 or email

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