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Champlain CCAC Named One of the National Capital Region’s Top Employers

OTTAWA, February 5, 2014 – The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has been named one of the National Capital Region's Top Employers for 2014. The recognition was announced today by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers.

"The Champlain CCAC is honoured to be recognized as a Top Employer in the Ottawa area," said Gilles Lanteigne, Chief Executive Officer. "We take pride in fostering a supportive work environment that emphasizes work-life balance, continuous learning, and staff health and safety. None of this would be possible without the dedication and hard work of our outstanding employees."

The Champlain CCAC employs over 700 health professionals that deliver quality care, at home and in the community, across a region covering more than 18,000 sq. km. This is the first time that the organization has received this recognition.

In November 2013, the Champlain CCAC also received the Gold level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award from the Ontario Hospital Association and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Now entering its tenth year, the National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition that recognizes Ottawa-area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. Evaluation criteria include: physical workplace; work atmosphere & social; health, financial & family benefits; vacation & time off; employee communications; performance management; training & skills development; and community involvement.

About the Champlain CCAC

The Champlain Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) is one of the largest health service providers in eastern Ontario, connecting people to care in a region covering over 18,000 sq. km. Every year, the Champlain CCAC supports clients in a variety of settings through injury, illness and the complications of age or disability by facilitating their access to information, community-based services and other resources. Our client care coordination teams help develop care plans for people of all ages, focused on maintaining independence and dignity at home and in their community.