I realize that many people at city hall these days are not likely to name their employer as best at anything, but the Globe and Mail put the city there — along with Telus, Simon Fraser, BC Hydro, Goldcorp and a few others from B.C. The specific city policy that put Vancouver on the list? “A community leader that provides six-month work experience terms to individuals recovering from drug addiction in partnership with local community organizations.”
For those who don’t remember, that’s one of the tangible legacies of the city’s Four Pillars initiative. Besides the other, more public work it did, the city decided it should put its money where its mouth is and offer people trying to break their addiction a chance to get some work experience.