Durham College recognized for leading the way with 2024 Greater Toronto’s Top Employer award

DC innovation and success fueled by passionate and collaborative team of employees

Oshawa, ON – For the 13th time, Durham College (DC) has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Top Employer, underscoring DC’s continued commitment to supporting employee well-being and development and creating a collaborative, inclusive organizational culture.

“This award affirms what we at DC already know – that Durham College is an exceptional place to work,” said Don Lovisa, president, DC. “I am very proud of our continued efforts to support employees’ personal and professional growth and to provide a forum to engage in important discussions that help enhance our work and benefit our community.”  

This year’s application highlighted DC’s efforts to explore new opportunities for collaboration and engagement among employees by facilitating meaningful discussions to build connection and foster a culture of innovation. These conversations led to the launch of an online Wellness Directory which brings together wellness supports available to students and employees and kickstarted valuable exploration and integration of Generative AI into our teaching and learning practices.

Achievements recognized this year also benefit not only DC but the broader community. This includes the completion of the $10 million Building for Skills Campaign which allowed DC to increase training capacity to help address Canada’s skilled trades gap and the opening of the Barrett Centre for Innovation in Sustainable Agriculture’s first urban farm project which supports community food security.

“The innovation and success of these projects — and all work at DC — is driven by an exceptionally dedicated and passionate team of employees who work tirelessly on behalf of our students and our community,” said Lovisa.

The selection committee also acknowledged DC for its family-friendly policies, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, defined benefit pension plan with employer-matched contributions and retirement planning assistance.

More information can be found on DC’s Greater Toronto Top Employers profile.