Access Communications is recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers and Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces

Regina, SK – Access Communications Co-operative is honoured to be recognized as one of Saskatchewan’s best places to work. Access was recognized in two award categories: Mediacorp Canada’s Top Employers in Saskatchewan and Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces.

“Our employees are at the heart of the co-operative,” said Carmela Haines, CEO at Access Communications. “We invest in our people and foster an environment of open communication which enables our employees to share their ideas, experiences, and talents as we strive to continually improve and deliver exceptional customer service. Our employees make a difference within the communities we serve and give their time to worthy causes and initiatives. “
Access was selected as a Top Employer in Saskatchewan for the 12th consecutive year. This designation recognizes the co-operative as an outstanding place to build a career in Saskatchewan.

“It’s no surprise that employees who are given the freedom and support needed to feel confident in their roles are most likely to pursue training courses and other work-related avenues to upgrade their skills,” says Kristina Leung, managing editor at the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. “By empowering staff to choose how best to develop professionally, employers benefit by having a more qualified workforce.” 

Access Communications was evaluated on eight criteria for Saskatchewan’s Top Employers, the same used for the national Canada Top 100 Employer’s competition: (1) Workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere & Social; (3) Health, Financial & Family Benefits (4) Vacation & Time Off; (5) Employee Communications; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training & Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement. The editors publish detailed ‘reasons for selection’ for these criteria, providing transparency in selecting winners and a catalogue of best practices for employers and job-seekers alike.

You can view Access Communications Co-operative’s full Top Employers profile here:   

Access was selected as one of Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces for the 4th time.

“Amid economic turbulence and a rapidly changing work landscape, it has never been more vital to prioritize employee engagement. However, building a workplace that effectively engages and supports all employees is no easy feat,” said Jeff Cates, CEO, Achievers. “We’re proud to announce this year’s 50 Most Engaged Workplaces and recognize an impressive group of companies who are truly redefining employee engagement excellence.” 

Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces applicants were evaluated by a panel of 11 esteemed judges comprised of employee engagement academics, industry analysts, thought leaders, journalists, and influencers. Winners were selected based on Achievers’ Eight Elements of Employee Engagement®: Accountability & Performance, Belonging, Equity & Inclusion, Culture Alignment, Manager Empowerment, Professional & Personal Growth, Purpose & Leadership, Recognition & Rewards, and Wellbeing.

About Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Founded in 1992, Mediacorp Canada Inc. is the nation’s largest publisher of employment periodicals. Since 1999, the Toronto-based publisher has managed the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project, which includes 18 regional and special-interest editorial competitions that reach millions of Canadians annually through a variety of magazine and newspaper partners, including The Globe and Mail. Mediacorp also operates, one of Canada’s largest job search engines, which reaches over two million job-seekers annually and features exclusive editorial reviews from the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project.

About Achievers
Achievers’ employee voice and recognition solutions bring your organization’s values and strategy to life by activating employee participation and accelerating a culture of performance. Achievers leverages the science behind behavior change, so your people and your organization can experience sustainable, data-driven business results. Visit us at

About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative began serving customers in 1978 and has grown into one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies. We deliver exceptional communications and entertainment services to over 235 communities and 200,000 square kilometres of rural areas across our province. As a community-owned, not-for-profit co-operative, our commitment to the community goes beyond providing internet, television, phone, and security services. We dedicate 100% of our earnings to improving the quality of life in the communities and rural areas where we live and do business, primarily through our AccessNow TV community channels, corporate initiatives and fundraising events, and our Children’s Fund charity. 

For more information contact:

Fran Moran
Communications Manager
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5369; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5369

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