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SWAC INNOVATE AWARDS ( Coming Soon )

At SWAC, creative spirit and innovative minds do not go unnoticed. The Innovate Awards, awarded annually to deserving SWAC members, celebrate innovations happening within the spa industry. The SWAC Innovate Awards are rapidly growing; with the number of impressive applications growing each year.

In 2017-18, SWAC will recognize innovations in the following categories: treatments, experiences, philanthropic initiatives and products. Applications are open to SAC members and the membership community selects the winners. These unique awards will be presented later this year to the top applicants in all four categories.




Top Spas in Canada

Maintains a consistently high standard of luxury, service and quality where indulgence in or enjoyment of comforts and pleasures are priority in addition to those necessary for a reasonable standard of well being
• Believes in the precepts of spa wellness and shares these philosophies with guests
• Offers spa programs and menus designed to encourage health enhancing activities and wellness
• Demonstrates professional client management and business management
• Demonstrates practice and promotion of the highest standard of quality and spa safety
• All specialized/professional team members comply with local, provincial and federal regulations with regard to licensing, registration and appropriate accreditation or certification and only provide services in their area of the accreditation or certification
• Demonstrates a commitment to providing education, training and professional development opportunities for all team members
• Supports the ongoing improvement of quality and professional spa services offered to the public
• Demonstrates a commitment to sustainable and environmentally safe practices
• Provides a sanctuary away from everyday life for the mind, body and spirit





The following categories demonstrate the above in addition to category specific criteria:

Top Destination Spa 


• Offers a wellness vacation experience
• An integrated experience including spa services and health and wellness classes
• Healthy spa cuisine and nutritional education
• A full program of fitness and stress reduction classes

Top New Spa 


• A new spa that has opened since September 1, 2016

Top Day Spa 


• A stand-alone spa facility that does not offer residential overnight accommodation
• Contains facilities such as a sauna, pool, steam room, or whirlpool that guests may use in addition to their treatment

Top Medi-Spa 


• Offers a medical program, which uses medical treatments such as lasers, microdermabrasion, injectables, and other medical beauty procedures
• Operates under the on-site supervision of a licensed health care professional
• Offers traditional, clinical, and alternative health practices and treatments in a spa-like setting

Top Sanitas 


• Offers wellness through water (Sanitas per Aquam) e.g. Nordic, thermal, mineral springs
• May also offer other aspects of health and wellness services

Consumer’s Choice 


• A Canadian spa offering the best overall experience of increased health and wellness as determined by the consumer • Consumer’s favourite spa promoting health and wellness

The SWAC Innovate Award (in Works)  

Winners will be announced at the SWAC Conference & Expo in September and featured in SWAC magazine.  (Coming Soon)

If you want to become a sponsor or would like additional information, please contact

spaassociationofcanada@gmail.com or call 

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