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The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. This ninth annual program was created by Progress magazine and Best Companies Group. This survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in Atlantic Canada, benefiting the region's economy, workforce and businesses. The list is made up of 31 companies.
“The reason we are on this list is our team, there is none better.” - Krista Connell, NSHRF CEO
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit, not-for-profit business or government entity;
- Be a publicly or privately held business;
- Have a facility in the Atlantic Canada region;
- Have a minimum of 15 employees in the Atlantic Canada region;
- Be in business a minimum of 1 year.
Companies from across the region entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Atlantic Canada, analyzed the data and determined the final rankings.
NSHRF will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada awards ceremony coordinated by Progress magazine on June 5 and will be profiled in a special publication by Progress magazine in Vol.22 No.04 (distribution in June).
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkAtlantic.com.
The NSHRF will be accepting applications for the position of Communications Officer until June 12th.
The Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) is seeking a student for a File Management Clerk position for the summer.
To learn more about this summer opportunity, please click here.
The NSHRF is proud to announce that we have been awarded the 2015 Mainstay Award for Small Business by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) of Nova Scotia. This is awarded to a small business (fewer than 20 employees or full-time equivalents) demonstrating an exemplary health and safety program, innovation and proven injury prevention and/or return to work track record.
To learn more about the award, click here.
The Knowledge Sharing Workshop on LGBTQ Health will focus on sharing the findings of our research on LGBTQ health in Nova Scotia with key decision-makers and knowledge-users to inform the process of developing primary health priorities and consensus on:
1) what are the salient primary health issues to be measured
2) how best to measure these to help inform primary health practices and responses, and
3) how to develop culturally competent baseline primary health assessment approaches and tools, with, for and by the LGBTQ communities in Nova Scotia.
The outcomes of this knowledge-sharing workshop will be used to develop and pilot the LGBTQ primary health assessment approaches and tools.
Date: June 11, 2015
Location: Penthouse at Northwood at The Harbour, Halifax
Theme: Developing Culturally Competent Primary Health Assessment Approaches for LGBTQ Populations in Nova Scotia
For more information, click here.
The goal of the Nova Scotia LGBTQ Health Research Conference is to foster sustainable collaboration among stakeholders to set priorities for future research on improving patient-oriented LGBTQ health care in Nova Scotia and to work together to produce and implement solutions to advance LGBTQ pathways to primary health.
Date: June 9 & 10, 2015
Location: New Academic Building (2nd Floor) at the University of King's College, Halifax
Theme: The Importance of Patient Engagement and Collaboration in Improving LGBTQ Health in Nova Scotia
For more information, click here.
Register for the 2015 Primary Health Care Research Day, presented by the Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care (CoR-PHC) team.
Date: June 4, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS.
Registration: $100 ($35 for students)
For details on the Call for Posters, click here.
For developing Conference information, click here.