Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
Holland Bloorview employees  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

Here are some of the reasons why Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2022):

  • Holland Bloorview launched a dedicated No Boundaries Support Fund to enable employees to receive up to $5,000 in funding to implement unique projects -- approved initiatives include virtual concerts for in-patients, a laptop loaning program for clients, and gift bags as a token of appreciation for front-line workers
  • 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 and manages STAR awards to recognize clinicians for their hard work
  • Holland Bloorview encourages lifelong learning with paid professional development days (for attending courses, workshops, conferences, writing examinations, studying and writing papers) as well as tuition assistance of up to $3,000 per year -- the organization also offers a number of unique opportunities for those early in their career, including a summer research student internship, which matches undergrads with rehabilitation scientists to conduct research
An employee at Holland Bloorview provides virtual services to patients   (Photo credit: Christina Gapic)

Highlights

Industry Hospitals
Established in Canada 1899
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 514
Part-time employees in Canada 516
Average age of employees in Canada 40 years
Longest serving employee 42 years
Benefits note Holland Bloorview 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 75% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $1,000 each year
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,000 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 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
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 24 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 4 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership 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, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

COVID-19

Pandemic response launched a No Boundaries Support Fund to enable employees to receive up to $5,000 in funding to implement unique projects during the pandemic (approved initiatives include virtual concerts for in-patients, a laptop loaning program for clients, and gift bags as a token of appreciation for front-line workers), doubled fundraising for its Family Support Fund, which provides direct funding to families during times of transition or stress (respite care, home modifications, specialized equipment), created a mental health and wellness hub

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

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, orientation program, 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
Starting salary $45K to $50K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies, 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

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