Taking care of business means taking care of you

At DHL, we don’t just care about packages. We care about small businesses. That’s why we created our Handle With Care Initiative. A program dedicated to promoting wellness in the small business space. Often overlooked, wellness should be small business owners first stop to building a better business. For a recap of the program and to take a look at how wellness can be part of your business plan, check out our partners and the two lucky winners below.

Meet Coach Carey, our wellness specialist

Coach Carey is a certified life coach in the wellness space. She brought her collaborative and holistic approach to get to the root of what wellness means for small businesses.

Meet the contest winners

The two lucky winners received a $10,000 shipping stipend and $10,000 to be used specifically for wellness and self care for them and their employees.

Os & Oakes


os & oakes creates comfortable, unisex, clothing made of high-quality fabrics that both kids and their parents will adore. Established in London Ontario, their contemporary designs provide detailed, fun, fashionable and durable apparel for your busy little birds. And now, after some much needed self care, they’ll be ready to take their business international.

Sḵwálwen Botanicals


Sḵwálwen (skwall - win) is an Indigenous business creating botanical skin care products. Honouring traditional Squamish plant knowledge, tehir wild plant ingredients are harvested in a respectful way and each product has a Squamish name to honour the place where this plant knowledge comes from. There is no telling where those ingredients will go in the world after the team at Skwalwen enjoys some necessary self care.

Small business making a big difference

We collaborated with five businesses from across Canada who demonstrate the importance of self care, to help spread our message to other small business owners. We saw a tremendous amount of success from businesses across Canada prioritizing wellness. Make sure it’s the first step you take to building a better business.