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OMNI Health Care named to Canada’s Top 100 Employer List

Long-Term Care Provider Celebrates Third Year in a Row on Prestigious List

October 7, 2011, Vancouver, B.C. – Abacus Private Equity is pleased to announce that OMNI Health Care has been named for the third year running, one of Canada’s best employers, according to Mediacorp’s prestigious “Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2012″ competition.

OMNI Health Care is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abacus Private Equity, which provides it with strategic direction and leadership.

“We received a record number of employer applications for the competition this year,” says

Richard Yerema, Author of Canada’s Top 100 Employers at Mediacorp Canada Inc., which

manages the competition.  “We saw double-digit growth from all regions of the country, across

industry categories and especially from the public sector.  We have been organizing this

competition annually since 1999 and we have never seen this level of attention from employers.”

OMNI chief executive officer, Patrick McCarthy said he was once again honored to be named to the prestigious list.  “The OMNI culture is very strong and it’s well recognized that we have employment practices that are fair, respectful of people, and that we listen,” said McCarthy.

Canada’s Top 100 Employers recognizes leading organizations providing exceptional places to work by incorporating best practices in employment benefits, working conditions, training and skills development programs, and other human resource benefits.

This is the third consecutive year OMNI has been distinguished as a Top 100 Employer. The recognition is a testament to the continuous efforts the long-term care provider incorporates into its mission, vision and values.

“We are very proud of the OMNI Health Care team for having been recognized as the employer of choice in Ontario’s long-term care sector for the third year running. OMNI has long been recognized within the industry as setting the standard for excellence in the long-term care space in Canada and we thank each and every one of our employees for their continued hard work and dedication to upholding this excellence”, said Jean-Marc Bougie, Chief Executive Officer of Abacus Private Equity.

Now entering its 12th year, the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project is a national competition, led by Mediacorp Canada, to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. The recruitment histories of more than 75,000 employers were examined for the competition and of these, 17,000 are invited to apply.

 

About OMNI Health Care:

Established in 1975, OMNI Health Care is amongst the largest operators of Long Term Care Homes in Ontario, with 17 long-term care homes across Ontario providing care to more than 1,400 residents and employing 1,700 staff members.

To learn more about the company visit http://www.omniway.ca

About Abacus Private Equity:

Abacus Private Equity is a leading independent investment firm that has been acquiring Canadian and international corporations for more than a decade.  With four offices and over 40 professionals, Abacus has successfully completed transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2.7 billion since 2005.  Abacus places a special emphasis on the taxation elements of its acquisitions, seeking to provide additional value to vendors through efficient transaction structures

For further information please visit www.AbacusPE.com or contact:
T: 416.214.3336
E: Info_Toronto@AbacusPE.com

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