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

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers

Here are some of the reasons why CAMH / Centre for Addiction and Mental Health was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • As part of the organization's inclusive recruitment practices, CAMH provides bias-free interview training for recruiters and managers and ensures that prospective candidates receive the appropriate accommodation if needed -- additionally, CAMH includes diversity-specific questions as part of the interview process and incorporates mandatory diversity training into its orientation and onboarding processes
  • CAMH manages "Employment Works!", a unique program to help individuals with mental health or addiction access meaningful employment through skills development such as resume writing, cover letters, referrals and other educational resources -- Accenture has also partnered with the "Employment Works" program, offering access to Accenture-facilitated employment workshops, resume building exercises and videotaped mock interviews
  • CAMH supports the "Out of This World Cafe" at three of its locations -- originally a vocational rehabilitation program managed by CAMH, the cafes are now operated by Working for Change and provide employment opportunities for the psychiatric consumer/survivor community
CAMH staff celebrate Pride in the Church-Wellesley neighbourhood in Toronto

Highlights

Industry Specialty Hospital
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Ottawa ON, London ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,246
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Formal commitment diversity committees, an Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) working group, Health Equity Office
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
Diversity training and awareness bias-free interview training for recruiters and managers, mandatory diversity training for new hires, AODA training, in-house training on Aboriginal peoples, LGBTQI, women and cultural competency, 1-day experiential learning workshop to help leaders better support staff who experience mental illness or addiction
Diversity highlights celebrations for major religious holidays and important dates such as Black History Month, LGBTQI Pride and National Aboriginal Day, Health Equity Office works to create equal opportunities for good health and reduce differences in health among population groups, Office offers a University of Toronto accredited certificate program in diversity and health equity

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