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Why Work Here?

A job at ErinoakKids is much more than a salary. It’s about challenging, yet rewarding work. It’s about benefits that facilitate work/life balance. And most importantly, it’s about helping kids reach their full potential. 

Competitive Salary

We offer competitive pay scales that reflect the healthcare/not-for-profit sectors, and conduct annual salary reviews. Part-time employees have the option to join in the benefit package or receive a percentage of their salary in lieu of benefits.

Competitive Health Benefits

  • Shared extended healthcare plan that includes 100% reimbursement for prescription drugs, hospital care, emergency medical expenses outside the province, various medical services and equipment, and paramedical services.
  • Dental plan which offers 100% coverage for basic services.
  • Healthcare spending account.
  • Group life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, all covered 100% by ErinoakKids.
  • Short-term and long-term disability plan.
  • Paid sick days for permanent full- and part-time employees.

Paid Vacation & Float Days

  • Vacation entitlement dependent on position and years of service.
  • In addition to paid vacation and regular statutory holiday pay, ErinoakKids offers three paid float days per year to permanent full-time employees.

Industry Leading Pension Plan – HOOPP

ErinoakKids’ defined pension plan is offered through the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). This plan is mandatory for all full-time employees and optional for part-time staff.

Maternity/Parental Leave Top-Up

ErinoakKids tops up the amount of money a permanent part-time or full-time employee receives through employment insurance. This top-up payment effectively brings the employee’s remuneration while on pregnancy or parental/adoption leave to 70% of the employee’s base salary for a maximum period equivalent to 15 weeks.

Other Total Rewards Benefits

  • An optional Group Retirement Savings Plan
  • Reimbursement for certain expenses required under the terms of employment with ErinoakKids (e.g. workshops, travel, additional approved supplies)
  • Bereavement Benefits 


WorkPerks® program gives employees access to over 1,200 perks with discounts for brand name stores, local shops, tickets, restaurants and more.  

Service Awards

Every year, ErinoakKids formally recognizes and celebrates employees that have contributed 5, 10, 15, 20 & 25 years of continuous service.

Professional Development Program

ErinoakKids supports professional development opportunities for employees at all levels of the organization, contributing to enhanced job performance, self-development and increased professional competence.


ErinoakKids is a busy place! Whether it’s a staff celebration, fundraising event, or client & family event, there are many ways to get involved. These events include:

  • Fundraisers and volunteer opportunities
  • Annual staff BBQ

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential, third-party and voluntary support service that can assist employees in meeting a variety of life problems and challenges. All ErinoakKids employees, spouses/partners and dependent children living at home are eligible for its services.

Early and Safe Return to Work Program

ErinoakKids is committed to providing a safe workplace for employees. We will make every reasonable effort to provide suitable Return to Work opportunities for any staff member who is injured or becomes ill and is unable to perform normal work duties. Where feasible, ErinoakKids will provide temporary alternate work, depending on the employee’s abilities and ErinoakKids resources.

Ergonomic Consultation

Recognizing the musculoskeletal risks for many who work in a healthcare environment, ErinoakKids has an excellent service in place to proactively address employees’ needs. 

Read some of the stories about the impact of ErinoakKids on the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families. As a staff member at ErinoakKids, the work you do matters!