Feb 26, 2020 Toronto, Ontario – Hilborn, together with partner CCEOC Inc., congratulate the recipients of the fifth annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award. This year, 12 organizations from across Canada fulfilled program requirements to be named a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice.
The 2019 Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award recipients are:
The 2018 Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award recipients are:
The 2017 Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award recipients:
2016 Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award Recipients:
2015 Nonprofit Employer of Choice Award Recipients:
All winners successfully completed the NEOC Organizational Profile and Employee Commitment Survey achieving a minimum overall score of 75% overall to qualify for the award.
In a quest to create "decent workplaces" thought leaders are debunking the myth that employees in the nonprofit sector are willing (and should be expected) to work in exchange for the opportunity to “do good.” Today, talented people can find a socially meaningful career outside a traditional nonprofit organization, which intensifies the competition for qualified staff. And, while there are larger systemic issues, Imagine Canada found there are also practical human resource (HR) issues at the organizational level that cause young professionals to leave the sector including: inadequate HR management, challenging organizational cultures, lack of clarity around job expectations, and limited training and career development.
The Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ (NEOC) Award is a tool that measures a nonprofit's HR practices. The NEOC program provides a framework to evaluate an organization's talent management issues and start constructing a corrective plan of action. This program further enables the board and senior staff to probe and analyze the issues and start the transformational change needed to achieve the impact the donor rightly expects.
 Imagine Canada, "4 Myths About Young People and Non-Profit Work," Blog, August 2016
The Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Awards (NEOC) recognizes organizations that have committed themselves to better business management practices ensuring successful mission achievement. Canada's nonprofit sector has recognized the vital importance of incorporating private sector business practices in areas such as marketing, financial accountability and people management while still honoring the sector’s best practices in service and mission delivery.
Applications Close: October 31, 2020
"The NEOC program could positively impact on a growing number of nonprofit sector challenges: attracting and retaining great employees, building staff morale, creating a more committed work force and building a successful brand." - Marcel Lauzière, President & CEO, Lawson Foundation