The BWell Certification Program, which champions its long-standing commitment to the health and well-being of its communities. This certification will prioritize the design, development and integration of innovative programs and strategies compliant with the safety, inclusivity, diversity and sustainability of all Resident Members and Associates. Boardwalk’s stakeholder commitments to its communities and the environment play an integral part of all ESG (environment, social and governance) aspirations.
Boardwalk communities participating in these initiatives, will receive a BWell crest, which will be prominently displayed within their communities. Seeking to certify all of their communities, Boardwalk will continue to align and tailor National programs against four impact categories (as described below) which will be rooted in strengthening communities, promoting sustainability awareness, nurturing well-being and fostering a deeper sense of belonging for all Resident Members and Associates.
THE BWELL CERTIFICATION IMPACT PILLARS
1. Building Community Health & Well-Being - Committed to strategies and programs that positively impact the health and wellness of our Resident Members, Associates as well as those in our local communities
2. Supporting Diversity, Equality & Inclusion - Committed to supporting social equity for both Associates and Resident Members through the creation of social spaces, amenities, partnerships, programs and incentives which reflect all stakeholder groups
3. Promoting Occupant Safety - Committed to decreasing the risk of crime, injury and privacy violations within our communities
4. Strengthening Our Communities Through Sustainable Initiatives - Committed to sustainability strategies that enhance the livability of our buildings and protect and promote the well being of our Associates & Resident Members
Phase one of the roll-out, will celebrate unique initiatives such: the Boardwalk Food Pantry, a response to bridging the food scarcity gap within Canada, The Rise Scholarship Fund for Resident Members which empowers people through further access to higher education , a Boardwalk Community Watch, an impactful urban beekeeping initiative with Alveole, and several transformational urban farming projects with MicroHabitat.