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Centre for International Governance Innovation
Centre for International Governance Innovation employees at the organization's onsite cafe

Recognized as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Centre for International Governance Innovation was selected as one of Waterloo Area's Top Employers (2018):

  • Along with onsite meditation and yoga classes, the Centre for International Governance Innovation encourages employees to lead active, balanced lives with a fitness club subsidy of $300 annually -- additionally, the organization hosted a health and wellness fair featuring over 20 vendors (including nutrition and fitness providers), blood pressure and glucose testing, and free massages
  • The Centre for International Governance Innovation supports employees who are new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents, with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, to 75% of salary for up to 10 weeks
  • In addition to 3 weeks of starting vacation allowance, The Centre for International Governance Innovation offers paid time off during the winter holidays, as well as up to 3 paid personal days off, which can be scheduled at the employees' discretion
Employees at the Centre for International Governance Innovation attending a seminar featuring Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and Middle East security expert

Highlights

Industry Business Association, Think Tank
Established in Canada 2001
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 82
Average age of employees in Canada 39 years
Longest serving employee 14 years
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Alternative work options flexible work hours, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives online training, leadership training, paid internships
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People

Here are some of the reasons why Centre for International Governance Innovation was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2018):

  • In the past year, the Centre for International Governance Innovation awarded 32 graduate scholarships to students interested in conducting research related to its International Law Research Program -- the generous scholarships range from $16,000 to $24,000 in value, depending on the student's field of study, and includes a flexible period of residency at the organization's facility, offering opportunities for students to pursue academic research in a think-tank environment with experienced researchers and senior fellows
  • The Centre for International Governance Innovation hosted a "Model United Nations" for Waterloo Region High School, a 1-day conference for senior high school students featuring three innovative mock UN Committees -- the unique initiative encouraged participating students to develop negotiation, speech-making and research skills
  • In partnership with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Centre for International Governance Innovation offers a unique scholarship opportunity to allow law students to advance their own research as well as contribute to research areas the Centre is advancing, such as international economic law, property law, environmental law and indigenous law
  • In the past year, the Centre for International Governance Innovation hired 17 student Research Assistants from across Canada for 3- to 6-month terms -- students had the unique opportunity to assist fellows in conducting research, participating in data collection and literature reviews
The Centre for International Governance Innovation's International Law Research Program hosting a graduate student conference

Highlights

Industry Business Association, Think Tank
Major Canadian hiring locations Waterloo ON
Full-time employees in Canada 82
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Career development online training, leadership training
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives International Law Research Program to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of corporate legal practice matters, hosts an annual Global Youth Forum for high school students in the Waterloo region on topics such as climate change and sustainability (8th annual)

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