School District No. 36 (Surrey)
School District No. 36 (Surrey)'s District Education Centre

Recognized as one of BC's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why School District No. 36 (Surrey) was selected as one of BC's Top Employers (2016):

  • School District No. 36 (Surrey) employees can plan for life after a career in education with a health benefits plan that extends into their retirement years (with no age limit) and a defined benefit or a defined contribution pension plan, depending on their employee group
  • School District No. 36 (Surrey) ensures that managers receive performance review training and employees can provide confidential feedback to management -- the District also conducts exit interviews with departing employees
  • An industry leader, School District No. 36 (Surrey)'s teacher moms receive maternity leave top-up payments (for up to 17 weeks) -- a program that also extends to new dads and adoptive parents
School District No. 36 (Surrey) employees celebrating Halloween

Highlights

Industry Elementary and Secondary Schools
Established in Canada 1906
Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,041
Part-time employees in Canada 471
Longest serving employee 45 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension, defined-contribution (DC) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 80% of the premiums
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why School District No. 36 (Surrey) was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • School District No. 36 (Surrey) aligns its in-house "Rethink Waste" program with the City of Surrey's municipal program, ensuring that students and residents easily recognize and understand the school's recycling and waste management program
  • School District No. 36 (Surrey) is part of a multi-year school travel planning program designed to encourage students to walk, cycle or take other forms of active transportation to school -- the program is offered in partnership with the City of Surrey, TravelSmart, HUB Cycling and HASTe
  • School District No. 36 (Surrey) champions a number of energy producing features at its schools, including solar walls to preheat outdoor air at four locations, leading to natural gas savings and an annual reduction of over 87 tonnes of CO2 emissions, and PV solar panels at one secondary school that generates approximately four percent of that school's electricity
School District No. 36 (Surrey) District Education Centre patio

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Surrey BC
Full-time employees in Canada 9,041
Formal employee "green team" yes
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Manager, Energy Management and Sustainability
Green highlights Green Teacher Network (formed in 2003 and meets several times a year to develop and promote environmental education activities), Surrey Youth Sustainability Network (student network of Green Teams and Environmental Clubs from 19 high schools across Surrey), formal "Rethink Waste" program launched at all schools (includes plastics, metals, glass and organics), and all schools can access resources to support green initiatives, develop program that engage staff and students
Commuter amenities car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives City of Surrey (aligning school and municipal recycling systems), HUB Cycling and HASTe (initiatives supporting walking and cycling initiatives),
Head office LEED Gold
Other location LEED Gold
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, solar walls for heating, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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