Sinai Health System
Staff on the rooftop deck at the Bridgepoint location of Sinai Health System in Toronto   (Photo credit: Tom Arban)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Sinai Health System was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2019):

  • In addition to the organization's regular health benefits plan, Sinai Health System manages an extensive healthy workplace program that focuses on the physical and emotional well-being of employees, physicians, students and volunteers -- the hospital also maintains a healthy workplace ambassador committee, which is responsible for organizing employee input on related program design
  • Sinai Health System recognizes exceptional performance and achievement through a number of awards categories, including community spirit, customer service, diversity, participation and mentorship -- and organizes annual awards for excellence in nursing
  • Sinai Health System manages an academic scholarship program to support children of employees who are interested in post-secondary studies (to $1,000)
Sinai Health System staff celebrate their recognition at the organization's education awards   (Photo credit: Sinai Health System)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 2015
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,496
Part-time employees in Canada 1,017
Average age of employees in Canada 44 years
Longest serving employee 44 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 81% 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 2 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 12 months
In-house training initiatives online training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Scope of charitable involvement local

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Sinai Health System was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2019):

  • Sinai Health System manages a summer MBA internship program to provide students with a unique opportunity to work directly alongside the President and CEO as well as members of the senior leadership team on key strategic projects
  • Additionally, the organization offers internships in communications, marketing and human resources, and manages a Student Externship program for nursing students in their final year of undergraduate studies -- the program features opportunities to apply academic knowledge in a practice setting while working under the supervision of experienced nurses
Sinai Health System employees at Bridgepoint's staff appreciation barbecue   (Photo credit: Sinai Health System)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,496
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Career development online training, mentoring
Vacation allowance new employees receive 2 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Unique initiatives internship and employment opportunities during the summer and March Break for high school and undergraduate students, sponsors the Scadding Court Community Centre Scholarship program (includes summer employment opportunity)

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Sinai Health System was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Since 2001, Sinai Health System has partnered with the University of Toronto's summer mentorship program to provide mentoring placements to 15 to 20 Black and Aboriginal high school students each year
  • Sinai Health System created the "Are You an Ally" campaign to educate employees on how to act as an ally for persons with mental health and addictions issues, racialized people, people with physical disabilities, LGBT people, and people who are trans, intersex and two-spirit
  • Additionally, the organization created the Pride is Good for Your Health initiative to help ensure the hospital is safe, welcoming and inclusive for patients, visitors and employees and to create awareness -- Sinai Health System also maintains a Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy, which outlines fair treatment of all gender diverse patients and employees
Sinai Health System employees at the annual physician and volunteer barbecue, held at Mount Sinai Hospital  

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,496
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Director, Human Rights and Health Equity
Formal commitment Human Rights and Health Equity Office (to ensure work environment is free from harassment and discrimination, and services are accessible to the whole community), Gender Identity and Gender Expression Policy (outlines fair treatment of all gender diverse patients and employees), is drafting a formal smudging and purification ceremony policy
Employee resource groups Gender-based Violence Action Committee, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Planning Committee, Lunar New Year Committee, Black History Awareness Committee, Holocaust Remembrance Planning Committee, International Day for Persons with Disabilities Committee
Diversity training and awareness training on gender identity, gossip, working with service animals, and being an ally for the LGBTQI2S community
Diversity highlights Pride is Good for Your Health initiative to ensure the hospital is safe, welcoming and inclusive for patients, visitors and employees, Are You an Ally campaign to educate and encourage hospital members to be allies to colleagues and patients from marginalized groups (campaign focuses on physical disabilities, mental health and addictions, racialized people, lesbian, gay and bisexual, trans, intersex and two-spirit)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Ryerson University (supports the Internationally Educated Social Work Professionals Bridging Program), Scadding Court Scholarship (sponsors scholarship for youth community champions living in Toronto community housing), shares vacancies with Chinese, Vietnamese, Tamil and Korean newspapers

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