Children’s Aid Society of Toronto Named One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2021

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(March 02, 2021) Toronto – The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (Toronto CAS) has been recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Now in its 14th year, Canada's Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: Women; Members of visible minorities; Persons with disabilities; Indigenous peoples; and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual (LGBT) peoples.

This award reflects our continued focus on placing equity at the core of how we work with one another, our partners and most importantly, the communities we serve.

“We are delighted to be recognized for another year. As an organization, we have elevated our awareness of systemic racism to ensure that we look at everything through a lens of equity and inclusion. We take this approach in our work with one another as well as with the children, youth and families we serve. Our goal is to make certain that our agency reflects the diversity of our great city,” says Chief Operating Officer, Paul Rosebush.

Over the past several months, Toronto CAS has come together with great flexibility, creativity and dedication to navigate the obstacles and challenges presented by COVID-19. As an essential service during the pandemic, staff members have risen to the occasion to continue supporting our community and clients.

Toronto CAS supports employees by facilitating opportunities for professional growth and ongoing learning, creating a culture of recognition and engagement, while providing industry-leading compensation and benefits packages. Recently a Mental Health in the Workplace Policy was introduced that provides staff with a better understanding of the supports available to them to maintain their well-being.

Learn more about why we were chosen and check out our featured profile in The Globe and Mail Magazine.

Media contact: Alicia Pereira, Director, Communications, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, (416) 605-8246 | alpereira@torontocas.ca