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CMHA Peel Dufferin earns Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award for third year in a row

For Immediate Release

Brampton, ON: February 22, 2023 – Hilborn Charity eNews together with partner CCEOC Inc. congratulate the recipients of the eighth annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award.

This year, sixteen organizations fulfilled program requirements to be named a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice.

The 2022 award recipients are:

Canadian Mental Health Association – Peel Dufferin (ON), Canadian Mental Health Association – York Region and South Simcoe (ON), Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (ON), Chilliwack Society for Community Living (BC), Colleges and Institutes Canada (ON), Connective Support Society (BC), Calgary Urban Project Society – CUPS (AB), Ducks Unlimited Canada (MB), Edmonton Humane Society (AB), Lakeland Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Society (AB), Louis Brier Home and Hospital (BC), Richmond Hospital Foundation (BC), Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta (AB), UNICEF Canada (ON), Work Wellness Institute (BC), York Support Services Network (ON).

All winners successfully completed the NEOC Organizational Profile and Employee Commitment Survey achieving a minimum overall score of 75% to qualify for the award.

The Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award is a tool that measures a nonprofit’s leadership attributes, HR practices and employee opinions.

“We are thrilled to receive this award for the third year in a row and we are grateful to our invaluable team of employees who make everything we do for our clients possible,” said David Smith, CEO, CMHA Peel Dufferin. “It’s also a wonderful way to let those considering jobs in our organization see our level of commitment to supporting staff and to making a difference in the community.”

“We’re very excited to announce the winners of the 2022 Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ award,” said Jeff Doran, president of CCEOC Inc. “Even as we begin to emerge from the pandemic, things are not status quo. These organizations continue to place their employees as their number one priority. They took the time to assess their operations and recognize their employees for all their hard work and sacrifice. My hat is off to all of these amazing nonprofits!” Doran says, “All winning nonprofits showed strong leadership qualities, particularly in the areas of building trust and respect, communication, and employee engagement. These organizations can now promote their employer of choice brand and put together sustainable action plans to help make their organizations even better places to work.”

About CMHA Peel Dufferin

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Peel Dufferin Branch offers services to people experiencing challenges in addictions and mental health, those in crisis, those navigating the court systems, people who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness, and family and caregivers.

CMHA Peel Dufferin champions good mental health for everyone and supports the full participation of those with mental illness and addictions in the life of the community.


For more information or to reach a spokesperson, please contact:

Siobhan Kukolic

Communications Officer

(416) 521-5387

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