Life's complexities may be difficult to manage on a nine-to-five schedule: the important doctor's appointment or the daycare schedule to adapt to, are a few examples. MDA understands and has developed policies and practices to accommodate employees who need to balance their jobs, families, or life's issues. This flexible schedule is designed to encourage work-life balance.
MDA supports the family through regular events that cater to employee families and children.
We pride ourselves on the diversity of social and sports activities
organized by employees. Team-building events are held throughout the year for
individual projects. Business Divisions and Groups conduct their own ways of celebrating
wins, with special events such as bowling, cricket matches, and whitewater kayaking
MDA Brampton has a wide variety of social activities, many of which are organized in conjunction with its employee Recreation Club. MDA Brampton offers a variety of activities ranging from live theatre, group trips to sporting events and casinos, to family picnics and Christmas parties, an annual golf tournament, fishing trips and ping-pong tournaments. MDA Brampton has an on-site fitness facility that offers weekly yoga classes. Many employees get together after work to play a variety of sports including hockey and soccer.
MDA Montreal's Social Club is busy every year providing a wide range of social and sporting activities. Popular events include a "Day Up North" with skiing, tubing, alpine roller coaster riding, capped off with a sugaring off party. Other popular events are casino nights, movie nights, wings nights, Cirque du Soleil, rock climbing, and kart racing, with annual highlights including the summer barbeque, golf tournament, and Christmas party. Many of these events welcome employee family members.
MDA Richmond's Social Committee arranges and promotes many events throughout each year with support from the company. The committee is responsible for organizing social events that include among others, the spring Amazing Chase, the summer Family Day, the employees Children's Christmas Party, and the Year-end Dinner and Dance. MDA Richmond also has a Fitness Committee that runs a complete fitness centre, provides yoga training and aerobic classes, and sponsors a variety of sports clubs. Richmond employees participated for the first time in the Corporate Challenge Vancouver 2011 event, and placed second overall!