Children from one of Compassion’s child development centres in Haiti
For the fourth time, Compassion Canada of London, Ont., has made the list of Best Christian Workplaces-the only Canadian organization to make the list this year.
Today, 50-year-old Compassion Canada and its international partners work with more than 5,000 churches in 26 countries.
One of the things Compassion Canada’s 87 employees love most about Compassion is its mission: releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion’s employees are passionate about heading to work each day, knowing they are making a difference in the lives of thousands of children around the world.
Compassion Canada’s president and CEO, Barry Slauenwhite, says, "I am so proud of our staff for the way they passionately serve the poor and for their dedication to the pursuit of excellence. Our vision is to be the standard of excellence for child development globally."
Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), based on Mercer Island near Seattle, WA, conducts annual employee surveys to recognize organizations that meet their high standards of excellence. Employees answer questions on topics such as job satisfaction, personal development, management, commitment and pay and benefits.
The survey, conducted in Canada for the past 10 years, also helps organizations learn how they can continue to improve. As Jim Bartholomew, Compassion Canada’s director of operations, says, "Each time we have participated with the Best Christian Workplace survey, we have learned ways for us to continue to grow and improve as a ministry. We want to combine the high calling of serving in Compassion’s ministry with a work environment that more and more allows us to contribute our very best."
Today, 50-year-old Compassion Canada and its international partners work with more than 5,000 churches in 26 countries. Since 1952, Compassion International has partnered with local churches in the developing world with the aim of eliminating poverty in the lives of children.