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Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Children's Aid Society of Toronto employees  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Children's Aid Society of Toronto was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • Children's Aid Society of Toronto provides exceptional family-friendly benefits, offering maternity and parental leave top-up for new mothers and fathers (including adoptive parents) of up to 70 per cent of salary for up to 38 weeks
  • Along with a generous time off policy, Children's Aid Society of Toronto helps employees balance their personal and professional commitments with a variety of flexible work arrangements and up to 10 paid personal days, which can be scheduled as needed
  • Children's Aid Society of Toronto supports ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at external organizations (up to $1,750 annually) and in-house and online training
Employees at Children's Aid Society of Toronto on Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day of action to raise awareness about looking after vulnerable children  

Highlights

Industry Child and youth services
Established in Canada 1891
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 734
Part-time employees in Canada 21
Average age of employees in Canada 45 years
Longest serving employee 41 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
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 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, leadership training, mentoring
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 50% of tuition per year
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,750 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Children's Aid Society of Toronto was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Children's Aid Society of Toronto's new strategic plan includes diversity, equity and inclusion, and the organization is currently in the process of rolling out an equity and anti-Black racism strategy that will be integrated into existing internal structures and departments, as well as used to inform new programs and initiatives -- anti-Black racism and cultural safety training was delivered to leaders in January 2020
  • Children's Aid Society of Toronto has maintained the Out and Proud program for over 20 years to ensure its services are open, inclusive, safe, affirming and positive for the LGBT2SQ+ community as well as its employees -- and also established Out and Proud affirmation guidelines to assist employees, foster parents, volunteers and other child welfare organizations to create safe and inclusive spaces
  • Furthermore, all of Children's Aid Society of Toronto's medical, dental and vision care benefits, as well as compassionate, maternity, parental and adoption leave policies apply to LGBT partners
Children's Aid Society of Toronto employees attended a Chinese New Year celebration  
"Being a Black Muslim woman, it has been a pleasure to be a part of an organization that leads with change and is intentional about engaging all identities inside and outside of the agency.” Nimo Samater, Anti-Black Racism Lead at Resources for Children and Youth

Highlights

Industry Child and youth services
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 734
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Formal commitment new strategic plan incorporates diversity, equity and inclusion, and the organization is currently rolling out an equity and anti-Black racism strategy, maintains an equity department with 11 team members
Recruitment initiatives ensures that prospective candidates receive the appropriate accommodations when needed, provides candidates with written interview questions immediately prior to the interview, is developing a diversity recruitment strategy, shares vacancies with community organizations including Ryerson University's Internationally Educated Social Workers (IESW) Bridging Program, utilizes World Education Services to assess credentials of new Canadians
Employee resource groups Toronto Black Staff Alliance (addresses the historical lack of promotions and advancement for Black employees in supervisory and leadership positions at the agency, also sponsors Black History Month events)
Training and awareness training on a variety of topics including anti-oppression, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, sexual orientation and gender identity, anti-Black racism and cultural safety training delivered to leaders in 2020, employees have access to additional resources from the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (employer partner)
Diversity highlights along with the City of Toronto, Children's Aid Society of Toronto donated 34 Isabella Street (the country's national repository of LGBT material) to the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, reviews pay equity on a regular basis, medical, dental and vision care benefits as well as compassionate, maternity and parental leave top-up programs apply to LGBTIQ partners
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships World Education Services (new Canadians), Ontario March of Dimes, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (member)

The Career Directory

Children's Aid Society of Toronto has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Children's Aid Society of Toronto employees on Blue Jays Day during the organization's Teamwork Month

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Child and youth services
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs
Training online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,750 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Accounting Clerk, Administrative Assistant, Communications Coordinator, Legal Counsel, Human Resources
Starting salary $75K to $80K
Work benefits flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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