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Recognized as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Canada Council for the Arts was selected as one of National Capital Region's Top Employers (2021):

  • Canada Council for the Arts helps employees plan securely for the future with a defined benefit pension plan, retirement planning assistance, and health benefits that extend to retirees (no age limit and up to 50 per cent premium coverage)
  • Canada Council for the Arts supports employees who want to start a family with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments and also offers flexible work arrangements to help as they transition to their roles as parents (including the option for a phased-in return to work)
  • As part of the organization's health benefits plan, Canada Council for the Arts provides a mental health practitioner benefit of up to $2,500 annually

Highlights

Industry Grants administration for culture and arts
Established in Canada 1957
Major Canadian hiring locations Ottawa ON
Full-time employees in Canada 265
Part-time employees in Canada 17
Average age of employees in Canada 46.7 years
Longest serving employee 40 years
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting, reduced summer hours
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 6 months
In-house training initiatives online training, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response responsible for distributing $55-million in emergency assistance to arts and cultural organizations across Canada, also distributed advanced grant payments to help artists and arts organizations develop digital outreach initiatives to reach their audiences during the pandemic

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