Gamma-Dynacare celebrates fifth straight year as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers


BRAMPTON, ON, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories has been named, for the fifth consecutive year, as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada, Inc.

"We are very excited to receive this recognition for the fifth straight year," said Naseem Somani, President and CEO, Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories.  "We are immensely proud of our employees, as it is through their dedication and passion that we have been able to establish Gamma-Dynacare as a leader in the Canadian laboratory sector."

The Greater Toronto Top Employers award recognizes employees with head offices or principal places of business in the Toronto area who are industry leaders at creating exceptional workplaces and attracting and retaining employees.  The winners were selected from among the more than 2,000 workplaces who submitted an application to this year's national competition.  Employers were evaluated based on a number of factors, including work atmosphere and communication, benefits, training and skills development and community involvement.

Gamma-Dynacare's submission highlighted the employee programs, learning and development opportunities, health and safety practices and corporate giving programs that help to create a collaborative and engaging work environment and demonstrate the company's ongoing commitment to its employees.

For the 2013 competition, Gamma-Dynacare was recognized by the judges for helping older workers prepare for life after work through contributions to a matching RSP plan, encouraging a work life balance, providing maternity and parental leave top-up payments to employees and managing an academic scholarship program for children of employees who pursue post-secondary studies.

"As an organization, we work very hard to create an environment that is not only engaging and rewarding for our employees, but also provides them with an opportunity to excel," adds Ms. Somani.

As one of the Top Employers in Greater Toronto, Gamma-Dynacare was listed in the November 20, 2012 edition of The Globe & Mail.

About Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories

Providing Information.  Impacting Lives.  Caring for People.  By living this mission, Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories will achieve its vision of becoming the trusted leader in transforming laboratory information and services into solutions that improve health, wellness and the Canadian health care system.

Gamma-Dynacare ( is one of Canada's largest and most respected providers of laboratory services and solutions, with more than 50 years of experience serving Canadians. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, Gamma-Dynacare operates laboratories in Ontario (Brampton, Bowmanville, London, Ottawa and Thunder Bay), Quebec (Saint-Laurent and Laval) and Manitoba (Winnipeg). In addition, Gamma-Dynacare operates more than 200 Patient Services Centres in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Gamma-Dynacare's 2,000 skilled and dedicated employees perform millions of tests each year, playing a key role in the prevention and diagnosis of disease and the treatment of patients.


SOURCE: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories

For further information:

Patricia Wilkinson, Corporate Communications Manager, Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories, (905) 790-3515 or 1-866-790-3515, ext. 5268

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