The health of our community and the health of our team; this is the QEII Foundation’s focus.
It’s been said that the QEII Foundation has a secret sauce; something in the air that feels different in the philanthropic world. We feel it shines through in our stated values.
We lead with heart. We celebrate birthdays, new beginnings, and life changes for our team of Foundation rock stars. Through competitive salary, paid benefits, flexible work arrangements, and health and wellness spending, we want our team members to be the best version of themselves. We work hard but take the time to celebrate along the way. Staff meetings start with kudos for team members, and we ring an old-school bell when we have something meaningful to share.
We take integrity to the next level. Our culture is one that is built on transparency, trust, and relationships. Quite possibility three of life’s greatest treasures that we never take for granted. We are on a learning journey to move from intentional to authentic equity, diversity, and inclusion, as we uphold the values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do. Being involved in the privilege of advancing health care also comes with the responsibility of holding each other accountable and respecting the often emotional and personal journey of health care.
We embrace boldness. Supporting team members to take risks and try new things whether through career development or innovative work approaches, we’ve got you. By embracing our differences and seeking out various points of view, we create the best version of our organization. We strive for healthy debate and conflict because we know that’s where growth happens. We are a diverse group of people who epitomize the cliché ‘the glass is half full’ because we believe there is always a way, and together we will find it.
We’ve found our groove during these challenging times with opportunities for staff to work and contribute meaningfully both in-person and remotely as part of our flexible working model.
We believe scooters are faster than walking from one end of the office to the other. Good coffee and snacks power critical thinking in our meetings. And one can never have enough whiteboards in a room.
The Foundation is in the thick of its $100 million We Are campaign, the largest healthcare fundraising campaign in Atlantic Canada. And when we plan the celebration event after reaching that ambitious goal, each and every talented team member will know they played a part in healthcare history. We win as a team. We grow as a team. And we celebrate the moments as a team because when all else is stripped away, health matters most.