We love sharing good news! Today, we are pleased to share that we have been named on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back by the Great Place To Work® Institute.

We’re particularly pleased about this recognition as it gives us the opportunity to shine a light on two causes that we love and support.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada

The LLSC has a clear and focused mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Over 16 years, we’ve helped the LLSC raise more than $341,000 and we’re working hard to raise more funds this year too!

Our LLSC team, led by Laarni Paras and supported by Jillaine Yee, Heather Young-Timmins, and Jennifer Marley, has lots of fun activities planned including virtual beer tastings, yoga classes, trivia nights, Mexican lunches, a silent auction, and much more. We’ve even got a ‘swear jar’ in the works. Anyone using one of five banned words has to add a dollar to the jar. Our words are crazy, insane, lame, dumb, and guys, and it’s not as easy as you think!

If you’re able to contribute, donations can be made here. We are grateful for any support you can offer to the LLSC to help find a cure for blood cancers.

Headway for Healthy Minds at Work

We launched our Headway initiative to help business leaders start the conversation and champion mental health best practices in their workplaces. In particular, we help companies take action through Headway by:

  • Navigating: We help business leaders develop a roadmap to address their specific company needs.
  • Sharing best practices: We offer access to a variety of helpful and relevant workplace mental health resources.
  • Story sharing: We amplify success stories and challenges from other companies so that everyone can learn from each other.

We have created a variety of free, downloadable resources and guides for employers including:

  • Business Case for Healthy Minds at Work: Hard facts that show the positive financial impact of implementing mental health programs in the workplace.
  • Resource Roadmap: Links to Canadian organizations that specialize in supporting mental health in the workplace.
  • Employer Guide: An integrated and holistic way of thinking about workplace mental wellness.

We’re also pleased to offer this downloadable PowerPoint presentation which guides leaders through a conversation with their employees about the emotional complexities of COVID-19. It includes robust speaker notes, helpful frameworks, and free resources to share directly with the team.

You can learn more about Headway, a movement to promote and support healthy minds at work on our website.

Sklar Wilton & Associates has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for four years during which time we’ve received special recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute in a variety of areas including, among others, being named on lists for Best Workplaces Managed by Women, Best Workplaces for Mental Wellness, Best Workplaces for Professional Services, and Best Workplaces for Celebrating Success.

About Great Place to Work®: Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at www.greatplacetowork.ca or find us on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

Sklar Wilton & Associates helps CEOs, CMOs, and marketing teams at consumer, retail and B2B brands solve tough problems to unlock growth and build stronger brands. Core capabilities include strategic insight and analytics leadership as well as inventing, reinventing, and futureproofing brands. SW&A was recognized as the number one Employee Recommended Workplace among private small businesses by the Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell in 2017 and in 2019.