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CMHA Peel Dufferin honoured to be a 2020 recipient of the Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award
12 organizations across Canada fulfilled the requirements
Brampton, Ontario: March 10, 2021 – Hilborn Charity eNews together with partner CCEOC Inc. recently congratulated the recipients of the sixth annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award.
This year, 12 organizations from across Canada fulfilled program requirements to be named a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice.
The 2020 award recipients are:
- UNICEF Canada (ON)
- Operation Eyesight (AB)
- Woodview Mental Health and Autism Services (ON)
- Louis Brier Home and Hospital (BC)
- Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association (AB)
- Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada (ON)
- Chilliwack Society for Community Living (BC)
- Newcomer Women’s Services (ON)
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – York Region (ON)
- Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Peel Dufferin Region (ON)
- York Support Services Network (ON)
- Richmond Hospital Foundation (BC)
All winners successfully completed the NEOC Organizational Profile and Employee Commitment Survey achieving a minimum overall score of 75% to qualify for the award.
David Smith, CEO of CMHA Peel Dufferin said, “We are very thankful to receive this recognition and we are so proud of our team which is made up of countless wonderful individuals who create a workplace worthy of such a mention. We plan to implement any feedback we received during the process and we applaud all that our employees do on a daily basis to assist our community and help support mental health for all.”
The Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award is a tool that measures a nonprofit’s leadership attributes, HR practices and employee opinions. The NEOC program provides a framework to evaluate an organization’s talent management issues and start constructing a corrective plan of action. This program further enables the board and senior staff to probe and analyze the issues and start the transformational change needed to achieve the impact the donor rightly expects.
“We’re very excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ award.” said Jeff Doran, president of CCEOC Inc. “2020 was an extremely difficult year. But even with all the challenges caused by the pandemic, these organizations 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 reputation, management/employee relations and personal enjoyment. These organizations can now promote their employer of choice brand and put together workable action plans to help make their organizations even better places to work.”
This award also came on the heels of the Canadian Mental Health Association ranking 6th on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021 and CMHA Peel Dufferin receiving Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.
For more information, please contact:Siobhan Kukolic Communications Officer (416) 521-5387
About the Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin
Canadian Mental Health Association Peel Dufferin offers services to those 16+ experiencing an addictions or mental health crisis, seniors with dementia, those navigating the court systems, people who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness, and family and caregivers. www.cmhapeeldufferin.ca