Fredericton, NB— The New Brunswick Association for Community Living (NBACL) has again earned national distinction as an Employee Recommended Workplace for the third year in a row. The designation is part of a program developed by Morneau Shepell and The Globe and Mail to recognize employers across the country that have the highest standards in workplace well-being.
NBACL is one of four New Brunswick workplaces to receive the distinction, and one of 10 in the Atlantic region. The designation will be conferred to 75 companies from across Canada.
“We are extremely proud of this designation,” said Suzanne Desrosiers, President of NBACL. “Being an Employee Recommended Workplace for the third year in a row is a tribute to our employees, the senior management team, and the Board of Directors.”
Recipients of the Employee Recommended Workplace Award will be named at a ceremony to be held on March 19 at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, and will also be profiled in The Globe and Mail.
The Employee Recommended Workplace Award recognizes excellence in achieving a healthy, engaged and productive workforce. It is the only award of its kind that is based entirely on feedback from employees. Employees were asked to complete a short confidential survey, from which they received a personal assessment identifying potential areas for improvement across all elements of Total Health – physical, mental, work and life. Participating organizations also received a summary report on the health of their workforce, identifying areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in HR planning.
NBACL is a provincial, non-profit organization that works on behalf of children and adults with an intellectual or developmental disability and their families. We work to ensure that people with an intellectual or developmental disability, with the support of their families, have the option to choose the supports they need to live meaningful lives and participate in their communities as valued and contributing members.
NBACL currently employs 81 people across the province, with offices in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Miramichi, Bathurst, Edmundston and Charlotte County.