“PTAG lives, works and plays in its communities — by participating in the community, we make it better, and we all benefit.”
Michael Dubruiel, Managing Partner, PTAG Inc.
At PTAG, we always encourage a diverse culture, equal opportunities, and the empowerment of our colleagues. Our satisfaction lies in our people’s satisfaction and success. Our high work standards and collaborative approach allow us to attract and retain talented individuals. We are proud to have a multicultural workforce that enables us to continuously learn, evolve and implement thus making our work effective.
Our approach towards our colleagues:
- Our talent acquisition team follows unbiased recruitment practices.
- Equal opportunities for our employees.
- Maintain gender pay equality.
- Encourage continuous learning for our employees to meet their personal and professional development goals.
- Regular lunch and learn sessions to make learning fun and encourage our staff to step up and share their knowledge with others.
- Open door policy at our workplace.
- Foster an environment where all voices are heard.
- Ensure we provide a fear-free environment to deal with concerns that are raised in good faith.
- Paid time off for social work.
- Help our colleagues beyond our walls.
“Working at PTAG is a great pleasure for me. I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by great individuals, supportive management, and encouraging team atmosphere. I find myself working with an amazing company with pleasant multicultural environment, doing something I enjoy, and progressing my career professionally and personally.”
At PTAG, we strongly believe in a customer-first policy. We measure our success by our client’s success. With the right combination of experience and technology, we help our clients identify and implement industry best practices that improve capital project consistency, efficiency, transparency, and delivery from start-up to closing and beyond. Our cross-industry experience and combination of Project Management, Project Controls, Construction, and Project Management Information Systems experience gives us a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities faced by our clients.
As part of our services, we are always keeping abreast of current regulatory initiatives undertaken by the regulatory authorities to promote compliance and improve Workplace Safety Performance. We are committed to safety and accountability to our clients for every aspect of our involvement with them.
We understand the importance of CSR to our customers, and we too are committed to demonstrating and contributing to our community and environment, our people, and our suppliers while following the highest morals and ethical standards.
Our responsible approach as a service provider towards our customer are:
- Offer transparency and accountability of our services and comply with customer and local regulatory policy.
- Train all our consultants on the ethical code of conduct, security policies, data privacy policies, health, safety and environment (HSE) policy, workplace violence and harassment policy, environmental policy, etc. We strictly adhere to these policies and do not compromise in pursuit of commercial gains.
- Carry out security clearances or background verification of our team.
- Training our staff on industry best practices.
- Ensure customer’s data privacy and security.
At PTAG we understand the role we play as a part of the community. By collaborating with the community, we live in and are a part of, we can bring a positive societal impact. We leverage our expertise and skills in project management to bring about an impact in our community. We encourage each and every member of the organization to volunteer and enhance the lives of others within their own community, nation, and the world at large. We encourage our people to volunteer during work hours or we give time off in lieu. This is also applicable if an employee opts to volunteer at an event of their own choice. Our people constantly motivate, inspire, and get involved to live PTAG values.
As a leading project management organization, PTAG strives not only to be environmentally sustainable but also to maintain economically viable goals for itself. PTAG seeks to engage in projects that are socially and environmentally responsible as our industry requires strict adherence to environmental rules and regulations.
Indigenous Relationships and Partnering
We believe we have a responsibility towards our indigenous people and PTAG is a proud member of the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB). We have committed to providing resources to educate members of the indigenous community in the areas of Project Management. Leveraging this education, PTAG will help them become gainfully employed and prosper and continue the cycle of contributing to the community. We are committed to attaining PAR certification as it aligns with our objective of supporting and developing our communities with an inclusive approach to help prosper the aboriginal community.
Youth Assistance Program
We are a strong believer that education is vital as it brings a change in society and leads to economic growth. Our mission is to bridge the gap between knowledge and knowledge seekers. PTAG is partners with 360KIDS, a community organization that assists homeless youth in York Region. Through this organization, PTAG can engage directly with the youth. PTAG is currently working with 360KIDS to support youth who are interested in the path of Project Management by guiding them towards the appropriate education channels as well as offering scholarships thus bringing positive change in our community.
Hospital for Sick Kids – The Activity Book
PTAG has been a proud supporter and sponsor of The Hospital Activity Book for Children between the ages 2-12 for the past 10 years which is produced and designed with children’s well-being in mind. It gives physical and mental care to advanced and specialized children. Over the years, the book distribution base has expanded to hospitals, medical service units, pediatric centers, victim service units, and many other services – wherever kids need a healthy distraction during a challenging time.
This act of kindness began with Gwen Altpeter, our first Consultant Services Manager who always went out of her way to ensure everyone at PTAG was always looked after. Gwen passed away in 2017 and PTAG continues to support Gwen’s legacy by contributing each year.
Wounded Warriors Canada
PTAG is proud and happy to support the cause and sponsors Wounded Warriors Canada and its events. It is an organization defined by the development and delivery of effective, evidence-based mental health programs for our Veterans, First Responders, and their families. Wounded Warriors, Canada has just launched a Trauma Resiliency Program (TRP): a group-based training program combining the power of a team approach with effective, trauma-resilient skill development. The TRP is a professionally facilitated program that helps participants acquire the necessary tools for overcoming the natural and understandable effects of traumatic exposure based on a clear understanding of the physical and social effects of traumatic injury. The program focuses on the value of hard work and the importance of peer recognition in transforming wounds into scars, and scars into roadmaps for resiliency.
Police Association of Ontario (PAO)
PTAG and PAO along with its affiliates across Ontario have a history of community support and involvement when it comes to underprivileged children. PAO believes in “Kids and Cops and Canadian Tire Fishing Days” as an example of their community spirit. They were able to pull a recreational fisheries conservation and helping the fishing in Ontario. PAO has its core values as Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Dedication which align with the values at PTAG.
The All-in Ontario Challenge
The All-in-Ontario Challenge was created in late July 2020 by a group of leaders from Bruce Power, the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI), and many others to support the local community which were the most affected due to COVID-19. PTAG partnered with Promation Nuclear in accepting the All-in-Ontario Challenge, a digital fundraising initiative designed to support our local small businesses in Bruce county.
PTAG also supports many local youth teams through donations and volunteer time to encourage the love of sports and sportsmanship. PTAG is an annual contributor to local charities including The Hospital for Sick Children, Saugeen First Nations, and various cancer fundraising initiatives.