Credit Valley Conservation named a GTA Top Employer

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) was named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers (2021). CVC was recognized for its employee benefits, maternity leave top-up for mothers and adding a parental top-up for fathers and adoptive parents. CVC helps its employees plan securely for the future with a defined benefit pension plan and retirement planning assistance.

CVC also offers development opportunities for employees at various stages of their career, from paid internships and co-op placements for those just starting out, to mentoring and subsidies for tuition and professional accreditation for those looking to build their skills. This ensures employees grow with the organization and continue to innovate through their careers.

“This award is an honour and a reflection of our commitment to our employees,” said Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer for CVC. “It’s important for us to be forward-thinking to attract and support talented individuals who continue to do outstanding work on behalf of the communities we serve. We could not do it without our progressive Human Resources group that deserves most of the credit.”

Earlier this year, CVC was recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for its many green initiatives and for leading by example and demonstrating in the workplace their commitment to the local environment.

This year, CVC adapted to the pandemic and continued to support municipalities and neighbours with vital services like flood forecasting and warning, tree planting and greening programs to mitigate and adapt to climate change. CVC is proud to work with partners in government and across the watershed to lead protection, restoration and enhancement of our natural environment.

Greater Toronto’s Top Employers is an editorial competition that recognizes employers with exceptional human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. Employers are graded on eight criteria and compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Learn more at

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains (“sheds”) into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.


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Baljit Seran
Specialist, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 224
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