Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario / CHEO
CHEO employees celebrate achieving Six Sigma certification during the organization's Improvement Fair  

Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario / CHEO was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2018):

  • CHEO provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees who are new mothers (to 84% of salary for up to 25 weeks) as well as parental top-up for new fathers and adoptive parents (to 84% of salary for up to 10 weeks) -- and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence
  • CHEO encourages employee innovation through a monthly draw for a $500 prize for individuals who have implemented a workplace improvement
  • On-site, CHEO employees can take advantage of a number of amenities including a cafeteria (with subsidized meals), a quiet room for meditation and religious observance, and subsidized access to a fitness facility with a variety of exercise equipment and yoga classes
CHEO employees putting out the call for donations at the organization's annual telethon  


Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 1974
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 1,564
Part-time employees in Canada 849
Average age of employees in Canada 42.7 years
Longest serving employee 42.19 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, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 24 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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