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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016) :

Here are some of the reasons why Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers (2016):

  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences supports employees who are new mothers with maternity and parental leave top-up payments and a generous subsidy for in vitro fertilization when needed (to $15,000) -- also offers parental top-up for new fathers or adoptive parents and also operates a convenient onsite daycare facility
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences maintains a strong focus on employee wellness, which includes providing employees with a variety of flexible work options (when possible), free membership to an onsite fitness facility, a unique "Life Stages Program" that offers support to employees through all stages of life, an annual Wellness and Safety Fair, a variety of nutrition programs, and even encourages employees to leave the car at home with the installation of large secure bike cages at four separate locations on the campus
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences offers a unique healthcare workplace experience, situated on nearly 100 acres of ravine parkland in midtown Toronto with plenty of green space for employees to walk, ride a bike or take a break during the day

Employer Background

Industry General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 5,721
Part-time employees in Canada 3,011
Workforce engaged on a contract basis 1.5%
Average age of employees in Canada 43
Longest serving employee 44 years

Physical Workplace A+

Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
Workplace features located on acres of parkland in midtown Toronto, Sunnybrook's main location features green space for employees to relax, walk, ride a bike and to comfortably host their annual staff barbecue, which is attended by over 3,000 employees every year, telecommuter workstations, nap room, religious observance room, self-serve lunchroom, outdoor barbecue, outdoor patio, discounts at local restaurants
Employee lounge amenities comfortable seating, music, television, board games
Onsite cafeteria healthy menus, special diet menus
Onsite fitness facility free membership, treadmills, stationary bikes, stairmasters, instructor-led classes (pilates, yoga, Zumba), rowing machines, weights, sauna, shower facilities, television
Other nearby amenities Granite Club, fitness club, Sunnybrook Park, daycare, restaurants, shopping mall, farmer's market, dry cleaning, hairdresser

Work Atmosphere & Communications A

Employee social committee name Quality of Work & Life (est. 2005)
Recent social events Christmas parties, staff recognition events, golf tournament, staff barbecue
Cultural aspects employee sports teams, business casual dress, casual dress (e.g. jeans) daily, music while working
Employee communications intranet site, company newsletter, traditional/email suggestion box
Other in-house communications bi-annual magazine, daily staff e-bulletins, staff forums, webcasts

Financial Benefits & Compensation A

Outside salary surveys participates in outside salary surveys every 12 months
Employee salary reviews individual salaries are reviewed every 12 months
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Long-term planning retirement planning assistance, phased-in retirement work options

Health & Family-Friendly Benefits A

Health plan note Sunnybrook has multiple employee groups, health plans may vary by position
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Minimum hours worked for coverage 38 hours per week
Waiting period for coverage 30 days
Family coverage option yes
Retiree coverage option up to 65 years of age
Dental coverage routine, restorative, orthodontics
Eyecare $300 every 2 years
Traditional coverage (e.g. prescription drugs) yes
Additional coverage employee assistance (EAP) plan, semi-private hospital room, physiotherapy, medical travel insurance, medical equipment and supplies, massage therapy, nutrition planning, podiatrist, osteopathy, chiropractor, alternative coverage (e.g. accupuncture, naturopathy), Sunnybrook has eleven separate health benefits plans for its different employee groups and majority of plans include a one month waiting period before coverage commences and all plans generally offer the minimum coverages listed above, Life Stages Program to support employees through all stages of life, from student life to parenthood to retirement
In vitro fertilization (IVF) $15,000 per lifetime
Family-friendly benefits note Sunnybrook has multiple employee groups, family-friendly policies may vary by position
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 84% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 84% of salary for 10 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 84% of salary for 10 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 84% of salary for 10 weeks
Additional family-friendly benefits extended parental leave to unpaid leave, daycare centre onsite
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), reduced summer hours
Additional family-friendly information flexible work options vary by employee group, some employees may receive maternity and parental leave top-ups of up to 93% of salary for up to 25 weeks (depending on the employee group)

Vacation & Personal Time-Off A+

Vacation note Sunnybrook has multiple employee groups, vacation policies may vary by position
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Vacation jump vacation increases after 4 years of employment
Maximum vacation allowance employees move to a maximum of 7 weeks of vacation over their career
Previous experience considers previous work experience when setting annual vacation for new employees
Personal paid days off employees can schedule 2 personal days off each year, as needed
Company paid days off employees receive 2 personal days off, as determined by their employer
Unpaid leave maximum 12 months
Self-funded/deferred salary leave maximum 12 months
Additional time-off information some employees start with 2 weeks of paid vacation allowance

Employee Engagement & Performance A

Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 24 months
Managers receive performance review training yes
Confidential employee feedback employees can also provide confidential feedback on their manager's performance
Exit interview exit interview option is available for departing employees
Performance recognition on-the-spot rewards, long-service awards, tailored and unique rewards (i.e. travel), staff and physician recognition program, various awards for exceptional customer service, clinical care, education, research, and good deeds and service
In-house survey period in-house surveys are conducted every 12 months
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months

Training & Skills Development A+

Career planning in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, mentoring, in-house training, online training, leadership training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $2,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Tuition subsidies (unrelated to job) yes
Unrelated tuition subsidy coverage employer covers up to 50% of non-related tuition per year
Unrelated tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies per year
Subsidies for professional accreditations yes
Financial bonuses for course completions yes
Unique training & development programs Leadership Institute, an onsite training facility that provides specialized leadership training programs for senior-level employees in medical, administrative or middle management positions

Community Involvement A

Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer
Total number of charities supported last year approximately 30 charitable and community organizations were supported last year
Some of the community organizations supported Salvation Army, United Way
Community highlight Sunnybrook's charitable focus includes health and children and families that require assistance. In addition to supporting a variety of local initiatives, such as local food banks, Christmas gift drives and the annual United Way campaign, Sunnybrook employees have volunteered their medial expertise overseas, have donated medical equipment and provided healthcare delivery and support services to individuals in developing nations and conflict zones, including Haiti, Afghanistan, Kenya and Kazakhstan.

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