CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
CAMH employee providing counselling for a patient

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2016):

  • CAMH offers exceptional family-friendly benefits, including maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers, ranging from 84% to 93% of salary for 52 weeks, and offers an option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- CAMH also provides parental leave top-up payments for fathers and adoptive parents and manages an onsite daycare facility employees can take advantage of when they are ready to return to work
  • New employees at CAMH receive three weeks of vacation to start, moving to a maximum of seven weeks for longstanding employees
  • As part of the organization's important role in the community, CAMH hosts a number of events and celebrations for employees, families, clients and the broader community on key diversity dates, including Black History Month, International Women's Day, National Aboriginal Awareness Week and Disability Awareness Month
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Industry Specialty Hospital
Established in Canada 1998
Full-time employees in Canada 2,212
Part-time employees in Canada 353
Average age of employees in Canada 41.3
Longest serving employee 45 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 75% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
In-house training initiatives leadership training

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • CAMH manages "Employment Works!", a unique program to help individuals with mental health or addiction access meaningful employment through skills development, including resume writing, cover letters, referrals and other educational resources -- also as part of the program, CAMH partners with TD Bank to organize education sessions on how clients can be competitive when applying for jobs at the bank and elsewhere
  • CAMH supports the "Out of This World Cafe" at three of its locations -- cafes are operated by Working for Change and provide employment opportunities for the psychiatric consumer/survivor community
  • CAMH maintains a health equity department, which works to create equal opportunities for good health and reduce differences in health among population groups -- the department recently produced CAMH's first health equity report on access and outcomes of services for ethnic and racial groups, and offers a University of Toronto accredited certificate program in diversity and health equity
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CAMH employee cutting the cake for the organization's World Pride celebrations


Industry Specialty Hospital
Full-time employees in Canada 2,212
Workforce representation female employees (71.4 %), female managers (67.5 %), visible minority employees (34.4 %), visible minority managers (27.1 %), Aboriginal employees (1.2 %), Aboriginal managers (1 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT
Employee resource groups employee working groups for women, LGBT, people of colour, disability accessibility and "the usual suspects", for staff with experience of addiction or mental health
Formal commitment Manager of Diversity and Equity, health equity department, diversity committees, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) working group
Unique diversity initiatives bias-free interview training for managers, in-house training on Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ, women and cultural competency, language interpretation services for clients in over 160 languages

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