We are very proud to be named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2022 — the sixth straight year we’ve made the list.
- Focusing on improving community inclusivity and outcomes for racialized students and employees: George Brown launched an anti-racism strategy and rolled out anti-Black racism training, formed the Anti-Racism and Equity Advisory Committee, and our president signed the Blacknorth Pledge and the recent Scarborough Charter. We also welcomed a new director of the Office of Anti-Racism, Equity and Human Rights Services and a new director of Indigenous Initiatives.
- Providing excellent maternity and parental leave support: new mothers receive top-up payments of 93 per cent of salary for 52 weeks, and parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents are 93 per cent of salary for 35 weeks.
- Helping employees prepare for the future: George Brown College provides a defined-benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance.
Employers are selected based on eight criteria including physical workplace; work atmosphere; health, financial, and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
Continuing COVID-19 response
To further support employees’ well-being and work/life balance, we extended the Employee and Family Assistance plan to all employees. We also initiated Meeting-Free Fridays and employee wellness days (extra days off added to long weekend and holiday break) and continue to offer early leave on Fridays before long weekends.