Employee Benefits Ideas – Community

Here is a comprehensive compilation of the most creative Community related benefit ideas that enable innovative organizations deliver better value to their employees well beyond dental, health and pension options that most offer in their plans.

These ideas a relevant for all budgets and sizes of organizations and provide a simplified approach to Benefits planning to increase employee satisfaction.




Employee Benefits Ideas – Community


  • Children’s Aid Society of Toronto reaches out to the next generation through partnerships with educational institutions, offering placements for students in undergraduate, graduate and doctorate studies in a variety of fields, including law and social work


  • As part of the organization’s community outreach program, Cisco Systems Canada created the “Connected North” initiative in 2013 to provide video collaboration technology to schools and hospitals in remote Aboriginal communities across Canada to deliver virtual mental health and education services


  • As part of the organization’s charitable focus, Loblaw and its employees support numerous children’s charities across the country, granting over $130 million (in support of over 2.7 million children) since 1989 through the longstanding “President’s Choice Children’s Charity”


  • IMAX’s subsidized social committee organizes a number of events and celebrations for staff each year including a children’s holiday party, IMAX friends and family movie screenings for major blockbuster events, and summer events such as a volleyball tournament and billiard and bowling nights


  • In addition to maintaining a charitable focus on youth and environmental issues, Fleet Complete encourages employees to give back to local communities by providing donations to organizations where employees volunteer their time as well as matching employee donations


  • SickKids invests in ongoing training and development for its personnel and reaches out to the wider community, hosting numerous conferences and information sessions to share expertise as broadly as possible and maintains the impressive “Herbie Fund” program whereby surgeons volunteer their time and expertise to treat children from around the world



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Human Resources – Insights and Ideas

Human Resources – Insights and Ideas to help people managers optimize their strategies, strengthen retention and motivate staff. Read more.


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Building Trust: “We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.” –Thomas Moore


trustMany leaders can attest to this experience: You ask your team to carry out a task that has enough flexibility for creative input. Rather than making their own decisions, the team comes to you with an onslaught of questions, trying to pin down the exact parameters of the task. 


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