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February 6, 2023

Woodhouse Group is proud to share that six buildings in our commercial portfolio have earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating through the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is an internationally recognized, third-party verified certification for measuring, implementing, and monitoring building features that prioritize human health, well-being, and performance. The designation is informed by the WELL Building Standard and combines best practices in design, technology, and operations with evidence-based scientific research – harnessing buildings as vehicles to support health and wellness.

“We’re thrilled that the IWBI has endorsed our efforts to achieve the highest health and safety standards for these properties,” said Sebastian Skuza, Real Estate Manager, Woodhouse Group. “Engaging with WELL has been a huge step for Woodhouse Group in understanding the impact our buildings have on individual health, social interaction, and well-being. Achieving this rating ensures we have the industry-leading tools to improve these and other properties in a way that champions the health of everyone who comes through our door.”


The WELL certified buildings represent 139,962 square feet of commercial space in Kitchener and Guelph. To earn this certification, the Woodhouse Group team adopted positive, health-focused changes at each site including installing the latest air and water quality management systems, implementing enhanced cleaning and sanitization procedures, developing emergency preparedness initiatives, and increasing stakeholder engagement.


As our commercial footprint in Kitchener and Guelph grows, Woodhouse Group is committed to maintaining the Well Health-Safety Rating's high standards as one way of delivering more thoughtful and intentional spaces for building occupants.

"These buildings are not only shared spaces for hundreds of visitors each day, but also the workplaces for small businesses and retailers in our community,” said Joe Woodhouse, Chief Executive Officer, Woodhouse Group. “With the growing awareness of how our environments impact our health, a powerful opportunity exists in our industry to work together to support healthy minds and bodies through the buildings and spaces we inhabit every day. We are proud to have earned this certification and look forward to exploring other innovative ways to improve human health and safety across our portfolio.”

Learn more about our WELL Health-Safety Rating initiatives by viewing out our WELL Health-Safety Report here.

Visitors entering our WELL Health-Safety Rated spaces easily scan the QR code and gain insight into how our health and safety efforts have been adopted and third-party verified.
About the International WELL Building Institute
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world's leading organization focused on deploying people first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and wellbeing everywhere. More information on WELL can be found here.
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A group of four people smiling and giving thumbs-up next to a window cling seal on a door that says Well Health-Safety Rated 2022

Megan Beedie (Commercial Property Admin), Joe Woodhouse (CEO), Ken Woodhouse (President), and Sebastian Skuza (Real Estate Manager) stand outside 89 Wyndham Street in Guelph: one of six WELL Health-Safety Rated properties in Woodhouse Group's portfolio.

Woodhouse Group Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating at Six Properties in Kitchener and Guelph

Click to download our WELL Health-Safety Report

For media inquiries, please reach out to Joe Woodhouse at or 519-502-7002

For all other inquiries, contact or 519-749-3790

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