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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

Desire2Learn Named a “Top 15 Employer” in Waterloo Region

Press Release

Desire2Learn recognized for being an exceptional place to work

Desire2Learn Incorporated (“Desire2Learn”), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise learning solutions, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Waterloo Area’s Top Employers list for 2011.

“This is very exciting for us; it is an external testament of the key to our business success” states John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn. “We strive to provide an exciting, rewarding, collaborative and empowering environment for our employees. They are encouraged to drive innovation and excellence which in turn supports our unique and thriving culture.”

Now entering its fifth year, Waterloo Area’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in the Kitchener-Waterloo and Guelph area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Selection Process

Employers are evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers using the same eight criteria as the national competition: (1) Physical Workplace; (2) Work & Social Atmosphere; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits; (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.

The detailed Reasons for Selection, explaining why Desire2Learn was chosen, are published on and include:

  • helping prepare employees for retirement with matching RSP contributions (up to 4% of salary) and phased-in retirement work options
  • letting employees share in the company’s success with year-end bonuses and a profit sharing plan available to all employees
  • encouragement of ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies, financial bonuses for course completion, subsidies for professional accreditation, and a variety of in-house and online training programs
  • offering employees flexible work scheduling options including telecommuting and shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay)

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn comprises Desire2Learn Incorporated and its subsidiaries. Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn and its subsidiaries support more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. Founded in 1999, Desire2Learn is headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada with personnel located in North America, the U.K. and Australia. For more information, visit:, call 1.519.772.0325 or toll-free 1.888.772.0325 (within North America), +44 808.234.4235 (U.K. and Europe), 0.800.452.069 (New Zealand) and 1.800.656.210 (Australia).

Press Contacts:

John McLeod
Vice-President, Marketing, Desire2Learn Incorporated
Twitter: @Desire2Learn