York Region, York Regional Police top employers

For the fifth consecutive year, York Regional Police (YRP) has been named one of Greater Toronto’s Top 100 Employers for 2020.

York Region also made the list, which recognizes employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

“Our members work hard every day to ensure the safety and security of our community,” YRP Chief Eric Jolliffe says. “To do this to the best of their ability, we know that as an employer, we must support our people through progressive programs, wellness initiatives and inclusivity.”

The competition is an editorial project by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Now in its fourteenth year, it recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.

Employers are graded on eight criteria: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.

As part of its efforts to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, YRP maintains a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau and offers in-house training on topics such as mental readiness, transgender awareness and Aboriginal cultural competency. It invests in long-term career development with tuition subsidies for job-related courses, opportunities for formal mentoring and career-planning services.

York Region also provides opportunities for employees to grow and develop new skills and supports a culture of continuous learning. The Inclusion Charter of York Region reflects its commitment to diversity and inclusion. It also supports employee health and well-being.

York Region was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2019.

“This latest recognition as a top employer in the Greater Toronto Area is a testament to the dedication and commitment of our talented team of over 4,000 staff to provide cost effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities,” says Bruce Macgregor, York Region’s Chief Administrative Officer.

Learn more at www.canadastop100.com/toronto.

Photo: As part of its commitment to employee health and well-being, York Region supported Bell Let’s Talk Day this year. Photo courtesy of York Region.

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