About the CCC Designation
Supporting caregivers is important for the employee, their loved one, family, friends, community, and for Canada in general…and it is the most tangible way to demonstrate that you, as an employer, care. Organizations that do an exemplary job of providing that support can now become designated as a Canadian Compassionate Company. The CCC designation is managed through the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA). CHPCA is the national voice for hospice palliative care in Canada.
Why should your organization be interested in becoming a Canadian Compassionate Company?
Besides being the right thing to do, a proven compassionate company has an edge in attracting and retaining talent and instilling a sense of loyalty to the employer. Engaging your employees is very important to a company from a financial perspective. According to a 2015 Gallup article, companies that double the rate of engaged employees achieve, on average, 147% higher earnings per share than their competition.
Companies need to recognize that employees may occasionally require more time off from work than is strictly accommodated by their regular leave policies. The CHPCA’s Champion’s Council created the Canadian Compassionate Company program to recognize those corporations that have formal human resource policies in place to accommodate employees who may need to take time off work to care for a loved one.
Are you interested in applying?
Send the relevant portions of your Human Resources policy to CHPCA for evaluation and complete our online application. Qualified companies are then able to proudly display the logo as well as receive valuable awareness and educational programs and information from CHPCA that you may distribute to your employees at no cost to your organization. There is an annual administration fee of $100 that helps defray the cost of application and the ongoing running the program. In turn we will also give you an Organizational Membership in CHPCA which gives you access to even more resources such as our biannual newsletter, AVISO.
The approval process takes 4-6 weeks and will be reviewed every three years. A $300.00 fee will be due upon approval of your application and will be valid for a term of three (3) years.
The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and its Champion’s Council will award the designation of a CCC if your company meets at least three out of five of the following criteria:
Your company has a HR policy that lays out a Compassionate Care Leave Benefit (CCLB) endorsing the job protected family medical Employment Insurance benefit currently at 26 weeks.
Your employees’ jobs are protected while they are off on the CCLB program.
Compassionate Care leave could provide employees with income top-up of benefits over and above the job protected family medical EI benefits leave offered through the provinces and the Federal EI program.
Your company has a caregiver accommodation policy that allows for support and flexibility within economic reason.
Current Canadian Compassionate Companies (CCC)
- GSK – CCC since November 2016
- Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) -CCC since January 2017
- Pfizer Canada – CCC since April 2017
- Fidelity Canada – CCC since April 2017
- Innovative Medicines Canada – CCC since September 2017
- Canadian Diabetes Association – CCC since November 2017
- Saint Elizabeth Health Care – CCC since December 2017
- West Island Palliative Care Residence (WIPCR) – CCC since January 2018
- Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
- (WWLHIN) – CCC since March 2018
- At Home Hospice – CCC Since June 2018
- Alberta Health Services – CCC Since November 2018
- Cambridge Memorial Hospital – CCC Since December 2018
- Waterloo Hospice – CCC since May 2019
- City of Waterloo – CCC since May 2019
- The Lighthouse Children and Families – CCC since June 2019