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D2L Honoured in its Hometown

Tech Innovator Named One of Waterloo Area’s Top Employers for 2020

Press Release

Today globally-recognized technology leader D2L announced that is has received a very special honour in its own backyard – it has been named one of the top employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo area, where John Baker founded the company in 1999. The award was bestowed by Canada’s Top 100 Employers, a national competition now in its 21st year.

In selecting D2L for the award, Canada’s Top 100 Employers cited several areas where D2L stands out, including:

  • Encouraging work/life balance through innovations like alternative work options, personal time off (in addition to paid vacation), and wellness programs;
  • A unique work environment at the company’s head office in Kitchener, including an outdoor patio, an employee lounge and a pet-friendly environment, and;
  • Maternity leave top-ups and the option to extend into an unpaid leave of absence.

“D2L was founded around a mission, and that’s to change the way the world learns,” says John Baker, President and CEO of D2L. “From the start, it was clear to me that this company can only achieve that goal if we attract and retain the best people and do everything we can to help them succeed. This award tells me that we’re on the right track. The fact that we’re being honoured in Waterloo, a home to so many innovative companies and the birthplace of D2L, makes this award even more meaningful. On behalf of everyone at D2L, please accept our thanks and gratitude.”

Learn more about Waterloo Area’s Top Employers here.

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Tory Waldron
Director, PR, D2L Corporation
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