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The Challenge

Do you consider yourself a healthy person? Do you eat well, exercise and manage your stress well? Do your laboratory colleagues do the same?  Are you looking for a way to introduce health habits in your laboratory? Are you trying to get your laboratory colleagues more active, by moving and exercising? Are you trying to stop the junk food that is coming into your lunch room? 

Then this challenge is for you! 


The Contest 

Enter your lab into the MLPAO Healthy Lab Challenge. Teams must contain at least 5 participants, at least 2 must be MLPAO members. The contest will run 4 times through 2019, with a CASH payout of $1,000 per quarter to the team that wins. 

There are 4 team achievements:

  1. Lose 5% of your total team’s body weight.

  2. At least one person on your team must participate in a community health supported event (5km, 10km, etc, walk or run)

  3. You must submit a 1,000 word write up on how your lab introduced/changed habits to become healthier lab professionals, submission may be published in the ADVOCATE

  4. You must take a before or after, picture or video of your journey and results. 

The team that hits all 4 achievements by the end of the quarter, will win $1,000 in cash. 

Are you ready for the challenge? Then email us your team at and we will provide you more information.

Good luck and let’s get healthy together!

Winning Teams
2019 Winners

2019 Q2: Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital

Congratulations to the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, in Strathroy Ontario for winning Q2 of the Healthy Lab Challenge!

Team Members Include: Cindy Desrosiers, Nicole Watson, Melanie Balasin, Valerie Piché and Janet Varsava.

Click here to read their report!


2019 Q3 Submissions: Now Open!

Is your lab interested in getting fit and winning a cash prize?

Follow the instructions listed at the top of the page to register your team!

2018 Winners
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2018 Q4: Mackenzie Health, Richmond Hill

Congratulations to Mackenzie Health Lab, in Richmond Hill Ontario for winning Q4 of the Healthy Lab Challenge!


Click here to read their report!

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2018 Q4: LHSC Pathology Team

In one of the toughest quarters, we decided to award a 2nd place prize. Congratulations to the LHSC Pathology Team for losing the second most in Q4 of the challenge!


Click here to read their report!


2018 Q2: Notre Dame Hospital Lab

Congratulations to Notre Dame Hospital Lab, in Hearst Ontario for winning Q2 of the Healthy Lab Challenge!

Team Members Include: Valerie Rheaume, Gilbert Foisy, Elise Levesque, Lysa Pomminville, Joelle Jacques and Josee Veilleux. 

Click here to read their report!


2018 Q1: Dynacare Bowmanville

Congratulations to Dynacare Bowmanville Lab on winning Q1 of the Healthy Lab Challenge!

Pictured here: Amy Talbot, Connie Gray, Noelle Wilcox, Franny Jewett, Ara Cho, Debi Robertson (BOD, District 4) Jill Vandenberg, Chelsea Gordon, Danielle Waite and Courtney Shields.

Click here to read their report!

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