TORONTO, Dec. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ecclesiastical Insurance is proud and thrilled to be named one of ‘Greater Toronto’s Top Employers 2019’. News of the award was greeted with delight by employees at our Headquarters and Central Region Office in Toronto, as well as our colleagues in Regional Offices across Canada.
“We are honoured to receive this award and to be recognized for the quality of our workplace standards and practices,” said CEO Jacinta Whyte. “As a specialist insurance company owned by one of the UK’s largest registered charities, Ecclesiastical has a unique business perspective. Our goals are to protect organizations that enrich the lives of others, and to contribute to the greater good through volunteerism and our Community Impact Grants. I am enormously proud of our leadership team whose dedication has enabled us to create a culture of shared commitment and shared values.”
In addition to fostering a work environment that supports personal and professional success, Ecclesiastical encourages and facilitates community engagement. Employees take paid days off to volunteer at a charity or community service of their choice, organize innovative fundraising initiatives at Ecclesiastical offices, and participate locally and nationally in a variety of charitable events.
Ecclesiastical’s Business Intern Program continues to attract young people looking to build a career in insurance that is both rewarding and personally fulfilling. In this unique rotational program, Interns learn about every facet of the business and have the opportunity to acquire professional designations. In addition to receiving the guidance and support of everyone at Ecclesiastical, Interns are also placed with non-profit organizations to lend their skills and to learn first-hand about good corporate citizenship.
“At Ecclesiastical, we work hard to create a work environment based on inclusion, mentorship and collaboration, where everyone feels that they can contribute and make a difference,” said Lorna McIntosh, VP, Human Resources. “For example, we host Young Innovators Workshops during which our young employees share their perspectives and offer fresh approaches to business issues and challenges.”
From the strong trilateral relationships we build with our broker partners and customers, to the productive collaboration we enjoy with colleagues across all business functions, ‘working together’ is the mantra that guides all efforts at Ecclesiastical.
About Ecclesiastical Insurance
Founded in 1887 and with offices in Canada since 1972, Ecclesiastical Insurance is a specialist insurance provider. Working closely with the national independent broker network, Ecclesiastical provides customized insurance solutions and services to faith organizations, retirement communities, education facilities, arts & culture institutions, funeral service providers and registered charities and non-profit groups.
Vice President, Human Resources