University Health Network
Employees care for UHN's wheelchair accessible GROW (Green Rehab on Wheels) Garden  

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

Here are some of the reasons why University Health Network was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • UHN has been recognized by SmartCommute for its strong support and advocacy of sustainable transportation in the city, providing over 1,000 bicycle parking spots, an employee discount on Bike Share Toronto memberships, support for an employee Bicycle User Group along with hosting events to celebrate the annual bike month
  • UHN employees (and patients) manage community gardens at a few hospital sites, including a rooftop garden at University Centre and a new fully wheelchair accessible vegetable garden at Bickle Centre (where the harvest is often used in therapeutic cooking classes)
  • UHN conducts regular energy and waste audits to address specific ongoing environmental impacts of its varied operations, including audits to address physical and hazardous waste, energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, and water usage, as well as the auditing of onsite retail food service operations
UHN's secure bicycle parking helps employees make a sustainable commuting choice  


Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 12,223
Part-time employees in Canada 4,300
Employee green team energy and environment department; green teams (specific to departments and over 700 employees volunteer their time to help make their areas more sustainable)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Director, Environmental Compliance, Energy & Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name 5-R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) waste reduction strategy
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights conducts numerous energy and waste audits to address physical and hazardous waste, energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, water usage, and audits of retail tenants (i.e., food service operations)
Noteworthy initiatives Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care (founding member)
Building footprint includes rainwater collection, electric vehicle charging stations, LED lighting retrofits, part of the city's deep lake water cooling system, community gardens (includes a new wheelchair accessible garden)
Extended recycling batteries, hazardous waste, toner cartridges, organics, lightbulbs, scrap metal, wooden pallets, ice packs, anesthetic gas recapture and reuse program, hosts an annual waste reduction week
Commuter amenities Smart Commute (achieved platinum status for sustainable transportation initiatives; offers over 1,000 bicycle parking spots, a staff discount on Bike Share Toronto memberships, a Bicycle User Group, and annual events to celebrate Bike Month)
Community partnerships Earth Week++ (from Earth Day to Earth Week to its current plus-plus incarnation), Operation Green (special program to collect auxiliary medical supplies and donate them to communities in need), Stryker (medical device company partners to capture valuable single-use medical tools and instruments for offsite reprocessing into nearly new instruments)

The Career Directory

University Health Network has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.

Highlights for New Grads

Full-time employees in Canada 10,001 to 25,000
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Annual tuition maximum employer pays up to $1,500 in tuition subsidies for job-related courses per year
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting

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