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Credit Valley Conservation Authority / CVC
A CVC employee at Terra Cotta Conservation Area in Halton Hills, ON   (Photo credit: Laura Berman)

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

Here are some of the reasons why Credit Valley Conservation Authority / CVC was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • CVC recently revised its family-friendly benefits, increasing maternity leave top-up for new mothers from six to 15 weeks and adding parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents (to 75 per cent of salary for up to seven weeks)
  • CVC helps employees plan securely for the future with a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance, and also offers phased-in work options to help those nearing retirement manage their transition
  • CVC offers development opportunities for individuals at various stages of their career, from paid internships and co-op placements for those just starting out, to mentoring and subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation for those looking to build their skills
CVC staff members work in the field to monitor green infrastructure  

Highlights

Industry Environment, conservation and wildlife organizations
Established in Canada 1954
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 213
Part-time employees in Canada 1
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Benefits note Credit Valley Conservation Authority / CVC has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
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 $100 each year
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, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training, mentoring, paid internships
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Credit Valley Conservation Authority / CVC was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

  • Credit Valley Conservation Authority uses the TerraCycle collection program to capture additional recyclables such as pens and pencils -- and the Authority has even set up its own organic composting where no municipal organic program is available and has established an employee uniform recycling and re-use program
  • Credit Valley Conservation Authority's building footprint includes a LEED Gold-certified head office that includes many features, including LED motion-controlled lighting, in-floor radiant heating, louver window coverings to assist in passive heating and cooling, recyclable carpeting (from Interface), new "smart blue roof" technology to help manage stormwater systems -- and across the authority, some facilities are Bullfrog powered to help offset energy use
Forestry employees at CVC plant trees  

Highlights

Industry Environment, conservation and wildlife organizations
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Mississauga ON
Full-time employees in Canada 226
Part-time employees in Canada 4
Employee green team Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Corporate Services
Formal strategy/policy name Corporate Responsibility Strategy (includes targets and next steps for measuring environmental progress)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Noteworthy initiatives introduced bird-friendly window blinds to reduce bird-window collisions, staff volunteer initiative to pull one of the Credit Valley's most invasive plant species (over 80 employees have pulled 1,224 kilograms since 2012), encourages green practices as part of its wedding rental service at the Bellfountain Conservation Area
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, electric vehicle charging stations, LED motion-controlled lighting, in-floor radiant heating, louver window coverings to assist in passive heating and cooling, recyclable carpeting (from Interface), solar lighting in parking lot, new "smart blue roof" technology to help manage stormwater systems, EV charging (Island Lake Conservation Area), some Conservation Area facilities are Bullfrog powered to help offset energy use
Extended recycling employee uniforms (re-use and recycling initiatives), indoor vermicomposting (established in one location in lieu of organic pick up) and outside organic composters, electronic waste, pens, pencils
Commuter amenities walk to public transit
Community partnerships Ecosource (waste management audit program)

The Career Directory

Credit Valley Conservation Authority / CVC has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Employees take part in the CVC's Canoe the Credit fundraising event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Environment, conservation and wildlife organizations
Full-time employees in Canada 101 to 250
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON, Brampton ON, Mississauga ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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