Careers at Trillium
Learning and Development
Talent management enables Trillium to build a strong talent pool and identify high performers and potential successors for key positions. It is a deliberate and planned process for tracking and developing leadership talent to ensure readiness for future opportunities in identified key positions for both the short term and long term.
Leadership and Career Development
We are committed to providing opportunities for employees to develop their leadership capabilities. In addition to offering enrichment learning programs for all employees and exploring development opportunities for our emergent leaders, we also offer a Management Development Program to ensure our management staff receive the support they need to be effective leaders. We are also partnering with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto to offer Advanced Leadership courses for our senior leaders.
Trillium is fortunate to have a diverse workforce reflective of its community. People of different generations, origins, races, religions, genders, languages, physical and intellectual abilities, make up our rich diversity. We will continue to focus on ensuring cultural competency among our workforce to ensure that our environment remains one of inclusiveness, equity and mutual respect. We will also be focusing various opportunities, such as two-way mentorship programs, to address knowledge transfer amongst our multi-generational workforce.
Performance Reviews and Feedback
Trillium ensures employees understand how their performance impacts the health centre's success through the work they do. Trillium's performance development process includes reflecting back and planning ahead with the key outcome being learning and development. Each unit and department develops an annual learning plan outlining the learning initiatives necessary to maintain and enhance staff competencies and meet Trillium goals and objectives. Individual learning plans are developed for each employee.
Full-time and part-time employees are eligible to apply for learning funds to support post-secondary and continuing education studies at an accredited Canadian college or university. Staff can apply throughout the year for funding support towards tuition, workshops, and conferences. Certain limitations may apply.
Critical Care Scholarship
Trillium occasionally offers scholarships to promote skill development for targeted areas. Scholarships are available to RNs with a special interest in advancing their careers in a critical care environment such as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit and Cardiac Surgery ICU. This scholarship includes tuition to George Brown College with time paid to complete the program. Graduates are placed into full time positions in the area they are accepted into.
The Merritt G. Henderson Student Education Fund provides tuition assistance for children of employees who demonstrate community involvement and are interested in pursuing a health care career. To be eligible for a bursary from this fund, students must be enrolled in an undergraduate post-secondary program of full-time study at a Canadian university or community college (proof of admission to the program/course will be required).
iLearn, Trillium's online learning management system, is a one-stop shop for all employees learning needs. It is fast, simple and easy to use. Employees can take a variety of courses on iLearn, keep track of their own learning, manage the approval process for learning requests, focus on professional development opportunities and keep abreast of the latest learning activities at Trillium.
Trillium offers a wide variety of in-house training opportunities for staff, volunteers and physicians either free of charge or at reduced rates. Topic areas include:
Clinical skills, Computer training, Communication, Teamwork, Customer service,
Change management, Presentation skills, Leadership Development.
Clinical Systems Training
On-site Clinical Systems training is provided to nurses, physicians and allied health professionals. Courses are two to four hours.
Back To School Conference
The Back To School Conference is an annual innovative and thought-provoking internal educational conference held in the fall for employees, physicians and volunteers. It features a line-up of exceptional speakers who inform, educate, and inspire staff to push beyond the status quo, challenge accepted norms, and change the face of health care. More than 1000 staff attend the event every year.
Learn @ Work Week
An annual event for staff, physicians and volunteers, this series of events include workshops on a variety of different topics in the Learning Centre culminating in the annual Back To School conference.
Conferences, Courses and Seminars
Trillium's success has been built upon a strong foundation of investment in learning. Our Board of Directors, management team, clinicians and others recognize that to continue to improve our quality and service to patients we need to invest in our staff's education. Trillium has invested in new and innovative ways of learning, including technology-enabled learning through our internal portal and a new, state-of-the-art learning centre. Structured learning through conferences, courses and workshops continue to be an important part of our learning strategy.
A secondment is a full-time or part-time opportunity for a specified time frame up to approximately 24 months as defined by the appropriate manager(s) based on operational needs and/or special project(s). Secondments are provided so Trillium employees have the opportunity for career development, sharing of knowledge and ongoing learning experiences. Trillium benefits by increasing internal capacity and expertise.
from other temporary positions in that they are generally
positions within a project environment that are different
or new to the organization and provide learning opportunities
for building internal capacity while supporting specific projects
and/or initiatives. Employees may be seconded to another department
or assignment/project within Trillium or to an external partner
and/or academic facility.
State-of-the-Art Learning Centre
Trillium’s Learning Centre features a clinical learning lab, the Brayley Health Sciences Library, a computer training room and a 200-seat auditorium. The Learning Centre's flexible knowledge infrastructure supports ongoing training and education for Trillium clinicians, physicians, volunteers, and medical residents.
L.G. Brayley Health Sciences Library
The Library aims to meet the multidisciplinary information and knowledge needs of practitioners, hospital staff and students in the care of the patient, pursuit of evidence based practice, and research and continuing education. Located at Trillium - Mississauga, the Library services the staff at both the Mississauga and the West Toronto locations, as well as off-site locations. An array of electronic resources supplements a print collection available through the Library’s website. The Library is a member of the Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT), the largest consortium of its type in Canada, and draws on its extensive resource sharing and support opportunities.
Academic Partnerships and Affiliations
In partnership with the University of Toronto, University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the Credit Valley Hospital, Trillium is building an Academy of Medicine at the UTM campus to leverage our long history as a learning organization and to ensure the future health care needs of our communities are met. The Trillium - Summerville Family Medicine Teaching Unit, a joint partnership between Trillium and the Summerville Family Health Team, opened in July 2009 providing newly licenced doctors the opportunity to do their post graduate family medicine training under the supervision of experienced Trillium doctors.