The impact of COVID-19 had a profound effect on a number of business and operational functions, but has been especially impactful on Human Resources (HR). The HR team worked diligently this past fiscal year to deliver services that supported a workforce required to transition to a more remote and digital work environment. In support of business continuity, Human Resources were able to adapt and transform its processes to be more effective, efficient and environmentally friendly. Leveraging technology was a key enabler in support of this work, as Kerry’s Place explored additional avenues to attract, hire and retain new employees.

There was also a continued focus on strategy in dealing with human capital challenges and sustainability concerns related to the pandemic. A number of policies and procedures where created to support the ever changing landscape of employment laws and COVID-19 regulations, while ensuring management staff were provided with the appropriate tools to support their respective employees. A few of the accomplishments from the HR Team are listed below.

Wellness Committee

This past year saw the launch of the Kerry’s Place Wellness Committee, which focused on planning and implementing activities that helped promote a culture of health and well-being. This initiative was especially important given the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic had on mental health overall, particularly with respect to anxiety and distress. The Committee worked on a number of monthly themes that included wellness education and respective staff challenges, and provided additional resources to further engage employees. To kick-off this initiative, all staff were mailed out a Wellness Committee Package that consisted of an introductory letter to the committee, a “Wellness Committee” branded portable and reusable cutlery set, along with a brochure of our Employee and Family Assistance Program.

This initiative has also created a large internal workforce of forty-five (45) Wellness Ambassadors that facilitate health and well-being awareness, education and engagement support in wellness activities and programs.


HR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

Recruitment Strategy Review

The Human Resources Team kicked-off a LEAN recruitment process review, aimed at reducing the overall time and steps required to attract, hire and onboard new talent to Kerry’s Place. By enhancing the overall recruitment process, in addition to raising brand awareness, Kerry’s Place is positioning itself to be an employer of choice in the Development Services sector.

Diversity Equality & Inclusions Strategy

Kerry’s Place is committed to being a champion and leader in supporting the diversity of its employees, the individuals supported, and the communities it serves. Diversity, equity and inclusion should be embedded within our culture, with decisions and policies implemented from this particular lens. We celebrate and embrace the work that has already been done, but recognize that this is an ongoing endeavor to ensure that Kerry’s Place is an inclusive, and diverse workplace.

Accessibility Recognized!

Kerry’s Place is celebrating their City of Brampton’s Accessibility Award in the Community Organization category. Click here to learn more…


HR BY THE NUMBERS





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YEARS OF SERVICE

35 Years

  • Stephen Luke
  • Bruce Punnett
  • Cynthia Newman

30 Years

  • Deidre Pullen

20 Years

  • Victoria Adetoro
  • Renee Burton
  • Adeola Kolusade
  • Mary Lou Saddy
  • Cheryl Semple
  • Muhammad Siddiqui
  • Navlet Riley-Shoultz
  • Verona Smith
  • Jennifer Yeo

15 Years

  • Best Akinmoladun
  • Steven Antoine
  • Margaret Brissett
  • Amanda Cole
  • Evelyn Darko
  • Christopher Downer
  • Josephine Golding
  • Kamana Green
  • Mansoor Nasir
  • Michelle Mayo
  • Catherine McNamara
  • Sikirat Oreagba-Salawu
  • Cynthia Pascoe
  • Nerrisa Ramoutar-Maraj
  • Jacqueline Raymond
  • Antonela Samu-Milenic
  • Jennifer Thibault
  • Randolph Wilson

10 Years

  • Kamille Belle
  • Stefan Bilodeau
  • Kayla Bittner
  • Jason Dean
  • Laura Eatmon
  • Manpreet Ganda Kaur
  • Deborah Idehen
  • Cecilia Jimenez
  • Nancy Kelso
  • Athena Kritikos
  • Curtis Mahseredjian
  • Dizon Mayos
  • Modupe Mcdede
  • Eva Mironenko
  • Randy Neuman
  • Folakemi Olaniyi
  • Antonio Palacios
  • Katherine Piitz

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  • Andrea Reid
  • Jennifer Ruddy
  • Katrina Schnieders
  • Sherel Smith
  • Eric Storey
  • Iyabo Sunmola
  • John Tannock
  • Tracey Trites
  • Olayemi Williams

Thank You All For Your Tremendous Contributions!
With great pride, we are excited to celebrate career milestones for those who have dedicated many hours and years of hard work at Kerry’s Place! Your talents and efforts have helped us get to where we are today.