An innovative Canadian company, Caring Support, is connecting qualified health care workers directly with Ottawa-based Bruyère through a commercialization project supported by the Coordinated Accessible National (CAN) Health Network.

Following a CAN Health Network Call for Innovation, Caring Support’s employment platform – which celebrated its first 10,000 users last month – was chosen to help Bruyère fill crucial clinical positions that provide specialized care across its hospital campuses and long-term care homes in Ottawa.

‍”We’re beyond honoured and excited to have been selected for this commercialization project. It is a tremendous opportunity to get our product to the right users while helping Bruyère attract skilled candidates and meet their recruitment goals,” said entrepreneur Joseph Jongsma, CEO and founder of London-based  Caring Support.

‍Guided by community building and quality care, Caring Support and Bruyère are bridging the gap between recruitment and personal connection by putting health care workers first in the hiring process.

‍“We are excited to be testing this approach to talent recruitment,” said Eliza Mystille, Manager, Recruitment and Selection at Bruyère. “Strengthening our clinical teams remains a priority for us, and this is a great opportunity for us to connect with qualified candidates and give them a glimpse into Bruyère.”

‍While the platform works to expedite operations for hiring teams, and ultimately streamline the process for applicants, it also offers a personalized touchpoint between Bruyère and prospective candidates. As Bruyère continues to seek clinical talent, meeting health care workers where they are impacts patients and frontline staff alike.

‍“Bruyère has been a Network leader in supporting home-grown businesses and adopting innovative technologies,” said Dr.  Dante Morra, Chair of the CAN Health Network. “This commercialization project will create a great opportunity for Caring Support to tailor their platform to meet the direct needs of Bruyère and their shared community.”

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