BRAMPTON, Ontario – June 2, 2020 – Medtronic Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) – one of the world's largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies – announced today that it has been named on the 2020 list of Best Workplaces for mental wellness.
"Ensuring our employees' safety and wellbeing – both physical and mental – has always been paramount," said Neil Fraser, president of Medtronic Canada. "However, especially during these challenging times, we have prioritized staying connected with our teams to ensure they have the resources they need."
In response to COVID-19, Medtronic Canada implemented a mandatory work-from-home policy and has been hosting weekly all-employee calls to ensure everyone has a chance to voice their concerns and ask questions.
In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Medtronic Canada launched the “Not Myself Today” series last year and has been running the program with the help of several staff members as program ambassadors. During mental health awareness month in May, the company also hosted an hour-long webinar dedicated to the subject and continues to promote its extensive Employee Assistance Program and other online resources and strategies to help employees manage their mental health.
Proudly serving Canadian healthcare for over 50 years, Medtronic Canada ULC (www.medtronic.ca), is a subsidiary of Medtronic plc, which is one of the world's largest medical technology, services, and solutions companies – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Serving physicians, hospitals, and patients across the country, Medtronic Canada ULC is headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, with regional offices in Montreal and Vancouver, and a Medtronic Resource Centre in Surrey, BC. The company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world to take healthcare Further, Together.
About Great Place to Work®
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