WINNER: The Great Little Box Company is a one-stop shop packaging solutions provider, guided by the following principles in all their dealings with customers, suppliers and employees: To create an environment of trust, by treating people with respect, fairness and honesty.
To run GLBC in an ethical and professional manner and to have fun! Strategies ranging from open book management, in which GLBC shares monthly financials with employees, to companywide social, and employee wellness programs have made this achievement possible. The strong human resources focus that started when GLBC had fewer than 10 employees still remains true today with more than 275, creating a winning atmosphere with happy and loyal staff. Great Little Box Company has been named by Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 10th consecutive year.
FINALIST: The Maple Residences is a unique Independent Living facility with all the amenities to make life better, and offering a new lease on life for seniors in the next step in the journey of aging.
FINALIST: Alive Publishing Group developed its mission and values to make people at the heart of its success. Key initiatives include an onsite chef who creates breakfasts and lunches for staff; an employee-run herb and vegetable garden; financial benefits and other compensation for employees who carpool, transit, walk or bike to work; an onsite gym; afternoon yoga classes; a twice daily walking club; reimbursement for natural product purchases; no-cost Alive Academy courses; and a yearly scholarship program.