Staff at Menno Place—including Menno Home, Menno Hospital and Menno Housing—tend to stay a long time. It’s not unusual for 25-year veterans to state at their retirement that they had planned to stay only a year or two, but somewhere along the way, they got “hooked.”
A frequent comment is that they appreciate the sense of “family” at Menno Place, noting the friendship that develops among staff and the support they experience during difficult times.
As a barometer of respectful management-staff relations, we note the unique labour affiliations at Menno Place: Menno Hospital’s longstanding HEU and BCNU contracts (40 years) and Menno Home and Housing’s Employee Association agreement (20 years).
Our Administration and Board of Directors value the teamwork represented by our staff, and have deliberately chosen not to contract out services that we can effectively provide ourselves.
Among the three operating divisions—Menno Housing, Menno Home and Menno Hospital—we employ about 620 full-time, part-time and casual staff.