February 10, 2020
The University of Toronto has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for the eighth consecutive year.
This special designation, issued as part of Mediacorp and The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Top 100 Employers Project acknowledges employers that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations.
The competition editors once again pointed to U of T’s broad range of family care benefits and resources available to its employees, as well as the university’s pension plan and health benefits coverage:
U of T supports families with generous maternity and parental leave top-up payments (available to mothers, fathers and adoptive parents) and provides workshops, discussion groups and access to a wide range of resources through a dedicated Family Care Office – additionally, the organization has multiple child care options on campus and all three campuses offer a variety of family-friendly spaces, including designated areas for breastfeeding and pumping, baby change stations and a new family study room at Robarts Library.
U of T encourages employees to save for the future with generous contributions to a defined benefit pension plan and offers health benefits coverage that extend to retirees (with no age limit and 75 per cent premium coverage) — additionally, the organization maintains a Senior College Centre to provide retired academics and librarians with space to meet and discuss topics of shared interest.”
Overall, the University was given an ‘A’ rating in the category of Health & Family-Friendly Benefits.
U of T was recently also recognized as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2020.