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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Julie, a recreation therapist at Ontario Shores, prepares for patient activities  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

Here are some of the reasons why Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2024):

  • Ontario Shores helps foster positive connection with social events organized regularly throughout the year -- recent activities include a spring family fair, a kids holiday party and concert, a staff appreciation barbecue, and a staff softball game
  • Ontario Shores encourages ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies for courses taken at outside institutions (up to $1,500) and a variety of in-house and online training programs -- and supports career advancement with opportunities for formal mentoring and leadership development programs
  • Ontario Shores supports employees who want to start a family with support for IVF treatments if needed (to a lifetime maximum of $10,000) as well as maternity and parental leave top-up for new mothers, fathers, and adoptive parents (to 93 per cent of salary for 17 weeks)
Ontario Shores employees Sue, Jessica and Jeff connect at the staff softball challenge  

Highlights

Industry Specialty hospitals
Established in Canada 1919
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Durham ON, Kawartha Lakes ON, Whitby ON
Full-time employees in Canada 960
Part-time employees in Canada 455
Average age of employees in Canada 42 years
Longest serving employee 45 years
Benefits note Ontario Shores has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Flexible work options hybrid work option, flexible work hours, compressed work week, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
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
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,400 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 93% of salary for 17 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 93% of salary for 17 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring, leadership development programs, paid internships
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year

The Career Directory

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
An Ontario Shores nursing staff member participates in the 'PeaceLove' program

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Specialty hospitals
Full-time employees in Canada 750 to 1,000
Major Canadian locations Toronto ON, Durham ON, Kawartha Lakes ON, Whitby 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
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Typical new grad positions Nurse, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Clinical Informatics, Environmental Services, Food and Nutrition Services, IT, HR, Communications
Starting salary $55K to $60K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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