Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, education and social service solutions, earns the designation of a Certified Great Place to Work™. Certification is a significant achievement as it is only held by three other organizations in the state.

“When I became CEO, I committed myself and challenged our leadership to elevate Canopy to the best it could be for our staff and for the children and families we serve,” said Canopy CEO John D. Damon, Ph.D. “That meant committing to a smart and healthy work culture, which includes minimal politics, low confusion, high morale, low turnover and high productivity. This is one step of many toward creating an inclusive workplace that helps children heal.  We remain in a constant state of continuous improvement. I am so proud of the progress we have made and this designation as a certified Great Place To WorkTM exemplifies the work we have done and is a benchmark for the incredible work for children we are continuing into our next century of service to Mississippi.

Using validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous, data-driven  methodology, certification confirms seven out of 10 employees have a consistently positive experience working at a certified organization. Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation.

“Canopy has been working to receive a recognition as a Great Place to Work for many years. It is our desire to create a workplace that values the unique giftedness of each team member and employ their talents in many ways that create positive outcomes for the children and families we have the privilege to serve. Diversity is a fact and creating an inclusive workplace is a choice Canopy chooses to embrace,” said Canopy Chief Engagement and Diversity Officer Taheti Watson. “Understanding the narrative of what it means to sustain an inclusive, belonging and equitable work environment is not easy and requires bold action from every employee. It’s essential to develop a safe psychological and trusting environment where employees feel free to give honest and confidential feedback.  We are proud of our leadership and employees’ dedication to putting the work in to become one of Mississippi’s great places to work.”

Canopy serves more than 5,000 children each year. Employing nearly 500 mental and behavioral health experts, educators and social service professionals throughout the state, Canopy is committed to driving innovation and offering effective and accessible solutions for children and families. This is accomplished through a workforce that is devoted to helping every child become a success story.

“Canopy is an extraordinary place that has served the greatest needs of children and families since 1912,” said Dorian Turner, board president for Canopy. “This designation as a Great Place To Work™ highlights the organization’s commitment to its employees in creating a work culture that promotes their own development and well-being, which in turn is poured into the children served through Canopy’s mission.”

“We congratulate Canopy Children’s Solutions on their Certification,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. “Organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results.”

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ABOUT CANOPY CHILDREN’S SOLUTIONS: Canopy Children’s Solutions is Mississippi’s largest and most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational and social service solutions. Founded in 1912, Canopy offers a full array of integrated, community-based services in all 82 counties as well as intensive campus-based and educational programming.  For more information, please contact 800-388-6247 or visit us on the web at

GREAT PLACE TO WORK® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees around the world and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. Emprising®, their culture management platform, empowers leaders with the surveys, real-time reporting, and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Their unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually in Fortune. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a Great Place to Work For All™.