Covenant House Toronto named among Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2015 – Covenant House Toronto has been named one of ‘Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures’ of 2015. Winners are best-in-class organizations with cultures that have helped them enhance performance.

“Like everything at Covenant House, this is a product of incredible team effort,” says Bruce Rivers, executive director of Canada’s largest agency for homeless youth. “The commitment staff has to creating a positive environment for our youth is reflected in how we interact with each other. We’re thrilled to get this recognition,” Rivers continues.

The awards are presented to 40 qualified companies across four categories annually by Waterstone Human Capital, an executive search company. Covenant House’s award was in the Broader Public Sector category and the co-winners include:

Alberta Blue Cross (Edmonton, Alberta)
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (Ottawa, Ontario)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto, Ontario)
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Toronto, Ontario)
Medavie Blue Cross (Moncton, New Brunswick)
Metrolinx (Toronto, Ontario)
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)
North York General Hospital (Toronto, Ontario)
Plan Canada (Toronto, Ontario)

More than a place to stay, Covenant House provides 24/7 crisis shelter and longer-term residential programs for at-risk, homeless and trafficked youth, along with comprehensive services, including education, counselling, health care, employment assistance, job training, and aftercare. To do all this, the agency relies on donors for about 80 percent of its $22.8-million annual operating budget.

For more, contact:

Rose Cino
Communications Manager
416 204-7081 cino@covenanthouse.ca

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