TORONTO — The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences has been recognized as one of Greater Toronto Area’s Top Employers for 2014, a list of employers compiled annually by MediaCorp Canada, Inc. This is the seventh time The Michener Institute has received this honour.
“We are excited to be recognized as a Top Employer for Toronto in 2014,” said Sylvia Schippke, Interim President & CEO and Vice President of Academic, The Michener Institute. “Our faculty and staff are dedicated professionals who inspire excellence and incorporate quality into everything they do. Through their contributions and passion, they truly make Michener a great place to work and learn.”
Michener employs over 200 faculty and staff whose focus is educating Canada’s applied health science technologists, practitioners and therapists.
Live, Learn, Work, Play
Michener’s application emphasized a unique working environment. The Live, Learn, Work, Play program provides employees with the support and on-site resources to optimize work/life balance. The program includes complimentary access to an on-site fitness facility, financial support and encouragement for life-long learning and continuing education, comprehensive employer paid health benefits, as well as generous vacation and paid leave packages. An interprofessional educational philosophy from the academic curriculum is integrated into work life, contributing to an active, collaborative working environment where teamwork is fostered and celebrated.
Michener’s Recognition Program encourages employees to acknowledge and celebrate each other’s accomplishments through “lifesaver” cards, monthly Values-in-Action Awards and at an annual awards ceremony hosted by Michener’s leadership team.