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Umbrella is a Great Place to Work®!

June 12th, 2024Umbrella News

Umbrella Family is proud to announce that we have been certified as a Great Place to Work after a thorough, independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Institute® Canada.

Thank you to our entire team, for your time and commitment. Together, we have officially certified Umbrella Family as a Great Place to Work.

What makes Umbrella a great place to work?

Professional Development and Opportunities to Grow

Umbrella offers many opportunities for our employees to grow in their careers and within the organization. We pay for memberships for all employees to ASCY, a local community partner, which offers unlimited professional development training. Umbrella is a registered sponsor of the Child Development Practitioner Apprentice Program and assists with the cost of the education through our Apprentice Lending Program. In this program, the organization will lend employees the cost of the required courses and make payroll deductions over the course of six months.

Health and Wellness Program

The health and well-being of our employees is a priority at Umbrella. The organization offers a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program for all employees, starting from their first day. The Employee Assistance Program offers support and assistance in the areas of family, health, life, money, and work. Umbrella also has an organization-wide Health and Wellness program that offers themes of physical health and mental wellness each month. In this program, employees receive information regarding the month’s theme and voluntary group activities in their monthly staff meetings.

Priority Child Care

Umbrella employees receive priority for their child/children on the waiting list for child care programs operated by the company.

Benefits and Group RRSP

Umbrella offers full benefits and company match group RRSP options to all permanent employees after completing their probation. Full time employees have their benefits 100% paid by the company and part-time employees co-pay their premiums. The organization conducts a review of the benefit plan provided to employees, ensuring that the rates and services being provided are meeting the needs of both employees and the organization on a yearly basis.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

At Umbrella, we take pride in the diverse and rich backgrounds of our employees, families, and the communities we serve. We have developed and implemented policies and procedures that address and reduce systemic racism and anti-bias practices throughout the organization. Diversity is celebrated by acknowledging similarities and differences and providing perspectives that embrace beauty and value all differences. We provide opportunities through materials and experiences for children, and through professional development, for staff to explore diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and practices.

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