United Way of Greater Toronto
Members of United Way Greater Toronto's employee-led Diversity and Inclusion team   (Photo credit: Nicholas Jones)

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

Here are some of the reasons why United Way of Greater Toronto was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2021):

  • United Way Greater Toronto helps employees through a number of flexible work arrangements, including flex hours, shortened work weeks, summer hours, earned days-off and working-from-home options -- employees can also take up to five paid personal days annually
  • As part of the organization's raison d'être, United Way Greater Toronto works directly with community and social services organizations building strong neighbourhoods and supporting people living in need across the city -- and encourages its employees to "walk the talk" with three paid volunteer days annually
  • Along with maternity leave top-up for new moms (to 67 per cent of salary for 15 weeks), United Way Greater Toronto offers phased-in return to work options for new parents as well as supporting a partnership with a nearby Kids and Company location for emergency daycare services
Seigo and Nadeesha, employees at United Way Greater Toronto, celebrating at the organization's annual staff party in 2019   (Photo credit: Denise Militzer)

Highlights

Industry Charitable organizations
Established in Canada 1956
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Full-time employees in Canada 216
Part-time employees in Canada 4
Average age of employees in Canada 47 years
Longest serving employee 42 years
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
Flexible work options flexible work hours, 35-hour work week (with full pay), shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting, reduced summer hours, earned days off program
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 4 months
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
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)

COVID-19

Pandemic response CEO reached out directly to every employee (through email, phone, or virtual coffee chats), moved social and wellness clubs online, created a Local Love Fund to raise funds, administered a portion of the federal New Horizons emergency funding to help isolated seniors

The Career Directory

United Way of Greater Toronto has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
United Way Greater Toronto employees at an internal fundraising event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Charitable organizations
Full-time employees in Canada 100 to 250
Major Canadian hiring locations Toronto ON
Student opportunities paid internships
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Typical new grad positions Special Events Coordinator, Resource Development Associate Manager, Research, Public Policy & Evaluation Manager, Donor Engagement Associate Manager, Help Desk Support, Administrative Assistant, Sponsored Employee, File Import Clerk, Deposit Clerk, Data Specialist, Tax Receipt Associate, Operational Support Staff
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 3 paid days)
Vacation allowance new employees receive 4 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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