November 23, 2015
Winnipeg, Manitoba – The winners of the Manitoba’s Top Employers Award were announced this morning, and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is proud to be part of the list for the 8th consecutive year.
The network joins 24 other employers in the province who pride themselves in offering forward-thinking programs and exceptional workplaces. Now in its 11th year, Manitoba’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers – for which APTN also received top honours earlier this month. Employers are evaluated on the same criteria in both competitions: physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement.
The network was chosen as one of Manitoba’s Top Employers for its comprehensive employee benefits plan. The options available include the ongoing support of employee development, parental leave top-up payments, a balanced work-life philosophy with flexible work hours and telecommuting as well as great financial and health benefits, among others. In addition, APTN encourages its employees to volunteer and support Aboriginal initiatives, a testimony that a progressive approach can benefit an entire community.
The network also announced last Friday that it is one of the recipients of Canada’s Outstanding Employers Awards from the Learning Partnership for the third consecutive year. This award is an extension of the Take Our Kids to Work™ program.
Today’s announcements speak to the nurturing work environment and exciting careers at the network. To see which opportunities are currently available, please visit aptn.ca/careers.
September 1, 2015, marked the 16-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 11 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telcodelivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN