Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Holland Bloorview staff test a device   (Photo credit: Christina Gapic)

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2023):

  • Holland Bloorview manages a unique Advantage points program to encourage employees to engage in healthy activities -- the initiative provides redeemable points for participation in personal development, learning, volunteering, physical health and well-being activities (points can be exchanged for paid time off)
  • Along with helping employees save for the future, Holland Bloorview manages an Experienced Workforce Program to support staff during the transition to retirement -- the program is part of the organization's talent planning framework and includes education (such as financial counselling) and phased-in work options, allowing employees to gradually reduce their hours for up to two years prior to retirement
  • Holland Bloorview honours employee achievement through the Spotlight Awards, which allow employees, clients and families to nominate staff who exemplify one of the organization's five core values (courage and resilience, compassion, excellence, equity, and innovation) -- the organization also celebrates longstanding employees through the Salute and Celebrate service recognition program
An employee at Holland Bloorview works with a patient during a music therapy session   (Photo credit: Christina Gapic)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 1899
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 527
Part-time employees in Canada 604
Average age of employees in Canada 39 years
Longest serving employee 43 years
Benefits note Holland Bloorview has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Hybrid work remote work available where possible
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, earned days off program
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
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 15 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 85% of salary for 10 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 85% of salary for 10 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 85% of salary for 10 weeks
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
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 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 (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2022):

  • Holland Bloorview maintains an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) task force on anti-racism as well as a dedicated action plan to address individual, systemic and institutional racism
  • Holland Bloorview offers summer research opportunities to undergraduate students with disabilities through its Bloorview Research Institute -- and expanded this opportunity in the past year to include students who self-identify as Indigenous, First Nations, M├ętis, and/or Inuit
  • Holland Bloorview is a co-site host for Project SEARCH, a school-to-work employment training and transition program for high school students with intellectual or developmental disabilities
Holland Bloorview nurses   (Photo credit: Christina Gapic)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 514
Management of diversity and inclusion initiatives executive lead of equity, diversity and inclusion, co-chairs Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) task force on anti-racism, EDI specialist
Noteworthy diversity strategies and policies mental health strategy, equity lens tool, strategy to recruit and support persons with disabilities to research chair positions, Youth Advisory Council is comprised of current and/or former clients of the hospital between 14-29 years of age, helping create projects and programs aimed at addressing barriers and finding solutions to improve employment situations for youth with disabilities
Recruitment initiatives offers summer research opportunities to undergraduate students with disabilities, youth mentors and youth facilitators are employees who identify as a person with lived experience of disability
Training and awareness initiatives unconscious bias, anti-racism learning series (included anti-racism 101 and a panel on anti-Black racism in health care), gender equity and gender identity, accessible documentation workshops held monthly, Indigenous cultural safety training, speaking events include a land acknowledgement, Blanket Exercise on Orange Shirt Day in 2020, organized events throughout February for Black History Month, digital celebration for National AccessAbility Week
Diversity highlights held its second annual national "Dear Everybody" campaign to end stigma and eliminate bias towards disability (internally, staff facilitated discussions about stigma and a panel discussion with disability leaders), participates in Project SEARCH Toronto (school-to-work transition program for youth with developmental or intellectual disabilities) as a placement employer for students in their final year of high school

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

  • Holland Bloorview manages the Ward Summer Student Research Program to provide undergraduate students with opportunities to conduct research within the childhood disability research field alongside leading children's rehabilitation scientists -- the program features a dedicated research day, allowing students to learn about different research projects conducted at the organization as well as showcase their own research (and includes dedicated positions in the program for a student who self-identifies as Indigenous and a student living with a disability)
  • In response to growing demand, Holland Bloorview offers a robust Interprofessional Education Program to help students develop the practice of collaborative, client and family-centred care -- the program includes structured clinical placements, supports flexible IPE clinical activities, and provides enrichment to students' clinical education
  • Holland Bloorview offers an 11-week summer medical student scholarship program, which provides second-year medical students with hands-on experience in academic developmental pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation
Holland Bloorview's therapy clowns   (Photo credit: Christina Gapic)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 527
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs in-house training, online training, in-house career planning services, online employee skills inventory, mentoring, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Unique training and development opportunities 11-week paid summer medical student scholarship program (for second-year students to develop their pediatric knowledge), 2-year developmental pediatric fellows program (multi-disciplinary clinical experience, academic training and research projects), medical/clinical psychology internships and student placements, Teaching and Learning Week (internal event featuring guest speakers, networking opportunities and workshops), paid education days for development activities (conferences, workshops, writing exams or papers)
Additional highlights participates in the Government of Canada's summer jobs and student work placement programs (hired a total of 46 youth in these positions in 2021 in various areas such as inpatient clinical care, music and art camps, administrative support, research, health data records, and autism services, to name a few), participates in the New Graduate Guarantee program (province's strategy to ensure nursing graduates have full-time employment opportunities), co-site host for Project SEARCH (school-to-work employment training and transition program for high school students with intellectual or developmental disabilities), joined Nightingale Challenge (provides leadership development training and resources for nurses under the age of 35)
Dedicated employee resource group Centralized Student Services (first point of contact for students, offers inter-professional learning opportunities), Student Wellness initiative (virtual mental health discussions, tools, resources, and educational sessions)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

The Career Directory

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Holland Bloorview employees working with patients in the playroom

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Hospitals
Full-time employees in Canada 501 to 750
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships, summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $3,000 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Language Pathologist, Therapeutic Recreational Specialist, Therapeutic Recreation Assistant, Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, Early Childhood Educator, Research Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Clerical Assistant
Work benefits flexible work hours, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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