SickKids named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2019
SickKids has been named once again as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc.! This is the fourth year in a row our organization has received this honour.
"I am thrilled that SickKids has again been recognized by an independent third party as a Top Employer in Canada," says Susan O'Dowd, Vice-President, Human Resources and Commercial Services. "I am proud to be a part of this exceptional institution that provides outstanding opportunities for career growth, learning and innovation; whether achieved in one's role providing care to our patients or in the many other roles at SickKids that all contribute to our mission: Healthier Children. A Better World."
According to Mediacorp Canada, here are some of the reasons why SickKids was recognized as a top employer:
- "SickKids organizes its charitable involvement and fundraising efforts through the longstanding SickKids Foundation, which has raised over $10 million in the past five years -- employees also lend their considerable expertise to initiatives that support children at home and around the world."
- "SickKids recognizes exceptional performance and achievements through a number of profession-specific awards, including the Daisy Award program (to recognize exceptional care provided by nurses), the President's Award to honour individuals who go above and beyond the call of duty, and the Research Institute Citizenship Award."
- "SickKids is committed to creating a healthy work environment through its wellness program, which includes weekly massage therapy for clinical staff, walking and running clubs, monthly lunch and learn wellness seminars and subsidized access to the hospital's 2,400 square-foot staff wellness centre, which features a fitness studio, cardio and weight equipment, and a number of fitness classes such as boot camp, pilates and yoga."
SickKids was also recognized as being one of Canada's Best Employers for Recent Graduates 2019.
You can check out the full list of employers by visiting the Canada's Top 100 Employers online magazine and read more about why SickKids was chosen. The full list was also published in a special edition of the Globe and Mail.
In honour being named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers 2019, we asked SickKids staff members, "What makes SickKids a great place to work?" Here's what they had to say.