October 15, 2010 08:47 ET

Sunnybrook Again Named to Top 100 Employers List

Attention: Assignment Editor, Business/Financial Editor, City Editor, Health/Medical Editor, News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2010) - For the second consecutive year, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been selected from an extensive list of organizations across the country as one of Canada's top 100 employers.

Now in its 11th year, the annual Top 100 Employers in Canada competition recognizes organizations leading their industries in attracting and retaining employees.

"It's a great honour to be awarded this prestigious designation once again this year," says Dr. Barry McLellan, President and CEO of Sunnybrook. "We've made an organizational commitment to being the healthcare workplace of choice and this award is a good indication that together, we're achieving that goal."

Maternal and parental leave benefits, on-site day care and employee transit subsidies are among the reasons sited by contest organizers, Mediacorp Canada Inc., for naming Sunnybrook one of the best places to work in the country.

"I am very proud of the many Sunnybrook workplace initiatives sited by contest organizers, but this award really speaks to the character and commitment of our staff, physicians and volunteers," says Dr. McLellan. "They show up to work every day to invent the future of healthcare and they are the ones responsible for making Sunnybrook the best place to work in Canada."

Sunnybrook participated in the extensive application process, describing the business, workforce, physical environment, work and social atmosphere, health, financial and family-friendly benefits as well as compensation, vacation and personal day policies, internal communications, performance management, continuing education and professional and community development.

The selection committee examined the recruitment histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada and invited 12,500 employers to apply. Sunnybrook was selected from the over 2,700 employers that started this year's application process to be among the 100 best places to work in Canada.

This year's winners are announced in a special editorial feature published today in The Globe and Mail. The official reasons for selection are published at

About Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is inventing the future of health care for the one million patients the hospital cares for each year through the dedication of its more than 10,000 staff and volunteers. An internationally recognized leader in research and education and a full affiliation with the University of Toronto distinguishes Sunnybrook as one of Canada's premier academic health sciences centres. Sunnybrook specializes in caring for Canada's war veterans, high-risk pregnancies, critically-ill newborns, adults and the elderly, and treating and preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, orthopaedic and arthritic conditions and traumatic injuries.


Contact Information

  • Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Primary Phone: 416-480-4040