(Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s Top 100 Employers (CT100) announced on Friday that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been included in its 2023 list of the nation’s top organizations for employee satisfaction, workplace policies, personal wellness, and other criteria. Selection depends on direct feedback from employees using various digital survey tools.
“We’re pleased to be included in this year’s list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the first time in our organization’s HER-story,” says AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald. “Like the First Nations we serve, we’re a family-oriented organization at a time when matriarchal leadership is being revitalized.”
The AFN employs approximately 170 full-time staff and numerous contract- and part-time employees as well. In order to be selected for CT100, nearly all employees provided anonymous statements for evaluation. Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using eight criteria, which have remained consistent since the project’s inception:
(1) Physical Workplace;
(2) Work Atmosphere & Social;
(3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits;
(4) Vacation & Time Off;
(5) Employee Communications;
(6) Performance Management;
(7) Training & Skills Development; and
(8) Community Involvement.
“As National Chief, I strive every day to create a safe and healthy environment at the AFN. We appreciate others recognizing our progress on the healing path forward and the good work we accomplished in the face of a challenging year. We’re hopeful that 2023 will bring continued positive transformation while upholding our values, our cultures, our beliefs, and our seven sacred teachings.” says AFN National Chief RoseAnne Archibald.
The full list of 2023 winners were announced this morning in a special magazine published in The Globe and Mail in print and online.
Now in its 23rd annual edition, Canada’s Top 100 Employers is an editorial competition by MediaCorp that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization that works to advance the collective aspirations of First Nations individuals and communities across Canada on matters of national or international nature and concern. Follow AFN on Twitter @AFN_Updates.
For more information please contact:
Andrew St. Germain
Office of the National Chief
Assembly of First Nations