PowerStream named ‘Top Employer’ for sixth straight year
Alectra Corporate Communications News Release / 2016/12/12
Energy company recognized for exceptional employee engagement and satisfaction
VAUGHAN, ON, December 12, 2016 – PowerStream’s ongoing dedication to outstanding initiatives that support employee engagement and satisfaction has earned the utility recognition of being named as one of ‘Greater Toronto’s Top Employers‘ for the sixth consecutive year in 2017.
PowerStream received this honour based on having several programs in place that support and benefit employees including vanpool/carpool commuting, wellness programs, regular staff communications through e-newsletters and digital channels, encouraging fitness club memberships and an onsite cafeteria with healthy food choices.
As a community-owned company and a top employer, PowerStream is also committed to the ongoing development of its employees and therefore offers a variety of in-house and online training courses, apprenticeships, co-operative education opportunities as well as subsidies for tuition and professional accreditations.
- “It is a great honour to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for the sixth consecutive year,” explained Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of the City of Vaughan. “This recognition is a testament to the value we place on our employees’ satisfaction and well-being. We strive to provide them with the resources and programs necessary to achieve their full potential.”
- “We are extremely proud of the sense of community that has been built over the years,” said Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream. “Each employee’s willingness to be involved and engaged is a product of our strong and supportive corporate culture.”
- PowerStream recently received recognition from Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine for the support the company provides its employees, COS named PowerStream a Gold Recipient in both the Safety and Wellness categories of ‘Canada’s Safest Employers Awards‘.
- Now in its 12th year, the annual ‘Greater Toronto’s Top Employers’ competition recognizes companies that are leaders in their industries and who offer the most forward-thinking and progressive programs in areas such as community involvement, training and skills development, performance management and benefits packages.
PowerStream is a community-owned energy company that provides power and related services to more than 380,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the Cities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.
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