William Osler Health System
A William Osler Health System employee assists a patient in the dialysis unit  

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

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

  • William Osler Health System provides tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (up to $1,000 each year) and offers a number of in-house and online opportunities for ongoing skills development, including the unique Sun Life Financial Osler Global Health program, which allows employees to gain experience working abroad
  • William Osler Health System provides maternity and parental leave top-up payments for employees who are new mothers and fathers (including adoptive parents), ranging from 84% to 93% of salary for 10 to 27 weeks, depending on the employee
William Osler Health System employees at the organization's mammogram screening  

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 1998
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Etobicoke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,306
Part-time employees in Canada 1,586
Average age of employees in Canada 43.1 years
Longest serving employee 50.6 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 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 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Scope of charitable involvement local
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

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

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

  • The Women of William Osler Health System Advisory Group (WOW!) recently hosted its second speed mentoring event with senior leaders, and organizes "Windows to WOW!", an interview series that showcases senior leaders from across the organization
  • William Osler Health System aims to foster an inclusive and respectful environment for LGBTQ employees and patients through its multi-disciplinary LGBTQ2IA Allies Advisory Group -- ongoing projects include a guideline on providing care to patients from the LGBTQ community and an online training module on LGBTQ2IA-related terminology and cultural competence
  • The organization also offers training on inclusive language and barriers to care and is reviewing its process for recording patient sex in order to ensure that the lived gender of transgender and gender non-conforming patients can be recorded accurately and respectfully in patient files
Members of William Osler Health System's steering committee for the Holi gala, marking the arrival of spring   (Photo credit: Taha Ghaznavi)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Brampton ON, Etobicoke ON
Full-time employees in Canada 3,306
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives President and CEO, EVP of Quality, Academic and Medical Affairs
Formal commitment Office of Health Equity and Inclusion, diversity executive council, diversity advisory council, accessibility advisory council
Employee resource groups Women of William Osler Health System advisory group (WOW!), LGBTQ2IA + Allies advisory group
Diversity training and awareness training on accessibility, inclusive language (to educate staff on key LGBTQ terminology and how to recognize and address barriers to care for patients), Indigenous cultural safety, inclusive and diverse workplace, cultural competence
Diversity highlights Diversity Change Champions (employee volunteers who contribute towards the development of diversity within their respective fields), Indigenous Land Acknowledgement (developed with support from Central West LHIN), LGBTQ needs assessment survey (conducted with staff and volunteers to determine priorities of the group), Multi-Faith and Diversity Day (in partnership with 32 external partners), biannual equity forums to address the needs of staff, physicians and volunteers, participated in the creation and endorsement of a region-wide diversity and inclusion charter for the Region of Peel
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Office of Health Equity and Inclusion shares vacancies with over 50 community partners

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