Are You a Candidate for the Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Award?

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The first-ever Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Awards (NEOC) will take place in January 2016. If your nonprofit organization has demonstrated exemplary talent management practices and committed to better business management to successfully deliver on your mission, you could be a candidate. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2015.

Often, it can be challenging for organizations to keep staff engaged and employee morale high. In the nonprofit sector, the staff turnover rate of senior leadership roles is just eighteen months. Replacing staff frequently can be a strain on your resources, and often the competition for good fundraising professionals is fierce. That’s why building your credibility and reputation as a good employer is so valuable. If your organization is selected to receive this award, you will benefit from positive brand recognition across the sector and gain a competitive advantage for attracting top talent.

To be eligible to apply, nonprofits must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered as a Canadian nonprofit (or charity)
  • Have a physical presence in Canada
  • Have 10 or more full-time employees
  • Have been in operation for a minimum of one year

For more information or to apply, please visit

Marina GlogovacCanadaHelps President and CEO Marina Glogovac is pleased to be a member of the NEOC Advisory board. The Canadian charitable sector employs two million people and contributes an average of 8.1% of total Canadian GDP, more than the retail trade industry and close to the value of the mining, oil and gas extraction industry*. The charitable sector plays a tremendous role economically in Canada but more importantly in strengthening our local communities, provinces, country and world. It’s critical that the sector be able to attract and retain top talent. Awards like these have been around for years in the for-profit sector and the NEOC program will offer the same benefits to its winners and the sector as a whole. It will raise visibility for the sector and attract more top Canadian talent at all stages in their careers, helping to foster a commitment to professions in the charitable sector.

*Statistics Canada, Satellite Account of Non-profit Institutions and Volunteering 2007,

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