APTN named one of Manitoba’s top 20 employers


WINNIPEG, Manitoba – Aboriginal Peoples Television Network has been recognized as one of the top 20 employers in Manitoba. The announcement, made in the Winnipeg Free Press, was part of the annual Canada’s Top Employers survey by Toronto-based Mediacorp Canada Inc.

“As APTN celebrates its ninth year as Canada’s first and only aboriginal television network, we are pleased and extremely proud to receive such an esteemed designation,” said Jean LaRose, APTN chief executive officer. “We have always placed a high emphasis on the welfare and professional development of our employees and have in turn experienced the benefits of a loyal, dedicated work force who so passionately share our vision with viewers all across Canada.

“It is an honor and, quite frankly, a significant achievement for such a young organization to be recognized alongside such well-established employers from across Manitoba.”

APTN was one of 20 organizations recognized in the annual survey of Manitoba businesses, which looked at employers of any size, in the private or public sector, with their head offices or principal places of business in the province. This is the first time APTN has made the list, which was based partly on employee surveys.

APTN is headquartered in Winnipeg and employs approximately 130 people in offices across Canada. In September 2009, APTN will celebrate its 10-year anniversary as Canada’s fourth national broadcaster.