CBC/Radio-Canada is once again a recipient of The Learning Partnership’s 2015 Canada’s Outstanding Employers Award.
As noted in this full page newspaper ad, we’re one of 15 organizations selected for this honour from 75,000 employers across Canada who invited Grade 9 students into their workplaces for Take Our Kids to Work day. This is also the fifth consecutive year for us to receive this recognition: CBC/Radio-Canada was recognized as an organization for 2013 and 2014, and CBC Maritimes won the award in 2011 and 2012.
“We are honoured by this award from The Learning Partnership and are proud to have once again offered Grade 9 students an opportunity to learn more about future career possibilities and the public broadcaster,” says Josée Girard, Vice-President, People and Culture. “Take Our Kids to Work is a unique occasion to share what we do to create programs and content for Canadians on all platforms. It’s also another way to bring to life our strategy, A space for us all, by bringing the public broadcaster closer to its audience — in this case young students who will shape our country for tomorrow — and being the public space at the heart of conversations and experiences.”
As an award recipient, CBC/Radio-Canada is recognized for ongoing support and dedication to education, internships and in particular, Take Our Kids to Work day activities. Employees brought their kids to work in CBC/Radio-Canada locations in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax, along with unofficial activities elsewhere across the country.
Thank you to everyone who participated this year – we couldn’t have done it without you!
For more about the award, including other recipients for this year, see the release from The Learning Partnership.
– David Oille, Senior Advisor, Strategic Communications, Corporate Communications