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Top 100 2015
​World Vision Canada staff participate in unique efforts to help raise funds to help children in need around the world. Representatives of Team World Vision, made up of runners among World Vision Canada's staff, participate in a number of marathons across Canada, including the Scotiabank 5-10K run in Toronto
Humanitarian agency named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for sixth consecutive year 

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 9, 2015 - World Vision, Canada's largest child-focused international development agency, is pleased to announce that it has been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers​ for 2016. The award, which is sponsored by Mediacorp Canada and is now in its 16th year, is designed to recognize the nation's best places to work by highlighting the companies and organizations that lead their industries in attracting and retaining employees. 

The 2016 award marks the sixth consecutive year that World Vision has been named as one of the Top 100 Employers in the country. The agency was recognized for its commitment to maintaining a work and life balance for employees through flexible hours, telecommuting and alternative work arrangements. As well, the judges also noted World Vision's support services for maternal and paternal leave and its commitment to ongoing employee education. 

Quotes: 

"Being recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the sixth year in a row is an incredible accomplishment," says Michael Messenger, World Vision Canada's president. "World Vision appreciates the life-saving work done by our staff and we're pleased that our efforts to provide them with a caring and supportive environment have been recognized once again through the Top 100 Employers awards program." 

"Whether they are on assignment in Africa or Asia, or back here in Canada, our World Vision staff work hard every day to make a difference in the lives of children in need and their families," adds Messenger. "As a non-profit organization that is tasked with wisely spending the funds entrusted to us by our donors, World Vision looks to find innovative and cost-effective ways to attract and retain top quality staff to help fulfill our mandate." 


Fast Facts: 

  • World Vision's Canadian operations are headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario and the organization employs approximately 450 people. 
  • Almost half-a-million generous Canadians sponsor children through World Vision in 49 countries around the world 
  • In 2014, World Vision responded to 13 major global humanitarian emergencies around the world.

World Vision is a relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca 
 

Image with caption: "World Vision Canada staff participate in unique efforts to help raise funds to help children in need around the world. Representatives of Team World Vision, made up of runners among World Vision Canada's staff, participate in a number of marathons across Canada, including the Scotiabank 5-10K run in Toronto". Image available here 


For further information: 
To arrange interviews with World Vision Canada's staff, media should contact : Julia Rim Shepard, Senior Manager, 416-722-8770, Julia_RimShepard@worldvision.ca 

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