October 08, 2009 09:22 ET


Attention: Assignment Editor, Health/Medical Editor, Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, Photo Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2009) - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre has been selected from an extensive list of entrants across the country to be recognized as one of Canada's top 100 employers for 2010.

Now in its 10th year, this prestigious designation is awarded to organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees. The annual competition is organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., publisher of employment-related periodicals and online directories. This year's winners are announced in a special issue of Maclean's magazine, appearing on newsstands beginning October 8, and in a special editorial supplement published in The Globe and Mail on October 9.

"It is truly an honour to be named among the country's best working environments," says Dr. Barry McLellan, President and CEO of Sunnybrook. "I am particularly proud of our numerous programs supporting staff wellness and recognition, but the main reason we are included on this list is the people who come to work here every day. I am so proud of our dedicated staff, physicians and volunteers, who are unwavering in their dedication and commitment to making Sunnybrook one of the best places to work, receive care, learn and discover."

Sunnybrook was recognized as one of the GTA's top employers and one of Canada's greenest companies for 2009. Again this year, the hospital 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 24,000 employers to apply. Sunnybrook was selected from the over 2,600 employers that started this year's application process to be among the 100 best places to work in Canada.

"This well-deserved designation confirms what we have felt for years," says Dr. McLellan." Sunnybrook is indeed a special place and one of the best organizations to work for in the country - hospital or otherwise."

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

  • Laurie Legere, Communications Advisor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
    Primary Phone: 416-480-4040