Canopy Celebrates Great Place to Work® Certification

Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) has earned recognition for the second year as a certified Great Place to Work® in Mississippi and globally. 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. Certification is a significant achievement as it is only held by four other organizations in Mississippi.

The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Canopy. Eighty-three percent of employees stated that Canopy is a “great place to work”; that is a 7% increase compared to last year’s (2020-2021) results.  

“Creating an inclusive, respectful, high-performance culture has always been one of Canopy’s top priorities,” said Taheti Watson, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer.  “The foundation of Canopy being a great workplace lies in a culture of trust and engagement. It is about intentionally creating a safe psychological space where everyone is celebrated and valued for the unique talent they bring to Canopy.”

“Canopy is a great place to work for me because of my team and working with our youth,” said Willie Mae Berry, Resident Care Specialist at Canopy’s CARES Center.  “I like the bond that we establish with our children, how we help them problem solve and understand what is best for them.  We are their family away from home.”

To learn more about Canopy’s certification, click here.

A Home Run for Autism Solutions at the Inaugural Canopy Golf Classic

We hit a Home Run for Autism Solutions! The Canopy Golf Classic was held Monday, November 15, at Reunion Golf and Country Club. Special thank you to our volunteers, leadership committee, the Dickerson family, sponsors, and teams. You offered hope and transformation to the thousands of Mississippi children served each year by Canopy. Because of YOU, children can be a success story!

Together, we raised over $100,000 to fund Autism Solutions at Canopy.

Click here to view the photo gallery and watch the 2020 heroic outcomes video.

Parent Points: Creating change through a pathway of hope

“Hope is the belief that your future can be better than today and we have the power to make it so.”

Hope Rising

During 2021, Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy) embraced the science around hope and used it to create transformational change for children and families in Mississippi. 

Recently, Shea Hutchins, Chief Solutions Officer, spoke with Parents & Kids Magazine about applying hope to our lives to achieve our goals. The interview provided useful information about setting hope-filled, attainable goals for 2022 and beyond. 

Click below to learn more about creating a pathway to hope for you and your family.

2020 Heroic Outcomes

DANDELIONS ARE NATURALLY RESILIENT. They can thrive regardless of their environment. Orchids, on the other hand, require a very specific environment to thrive. However, if given the right amount of water and sunlight, you will see a breathtaking outcome. When it comes to resilience, some people are naturally born like dandelions, others like orchids.

Decades of research has taught us resiliency can be learned. So, if someone is naturally born an orchid, they can learn the resiliency skills of a dandelion and thrive despite the environmental conditions surrounding them. We see these thriving mission moments every day with the children and families we are honored to serve.

The ability to learn resilience is not only true for people, but also organizations. Over the last decade, Canopy has learned the resiliency skills necessary to shift from being a good company to being a great company. These disciplines have uniquely prepared us to thrive during 2020. In the face of multi-layered crises in the environment, Canopy achieved historical outcomes for our children and families!

Canopy’s 2020 Annual Report highlights the Heroic Outcomes we achieved for children and their families in Mississippi. None of which would have been possible without the commitment of our staff, our board of directors, our children and families we serve, and our transformational partners.

The Gift that Gives Back

It’s not too late to be part of the solution in 2021! Individuals may receive a dollar-for-dollar Mississippi state tax credit for donations made to Canopy Children’s Solutions up to $1,800. Learn more about the tax credit through the Children’s Promise Act.

Be Part of the Solution

This holiday season, you can be part of the solution! 1 in 5 children have a mental or behavioral health challenge. Canopy provides solutions so that 5 of 5 children can thrive. Your gift will fuel Canopy’s innovations, making YOU part of the solution. Give a gift today! Individuals may receive a dollar-for-dollar Mississippi state tax credit for donations made to Canopy.

Give the gift of joy this holiday season

Count it all JOY! It is that time of year again to spread joy to our most deserving children. 24 Nights of Christmas is a time to infuse HOPE to help our children thrive. Give the gift of JOY by reading your favorite Christmas story, fulfilling a Christmas wish list, or by delivering treats, activities, and hot chocolate! Every child deserves to be a success story and to have a future brighter than their past. Your gift of JOY and HOPE will have a lasting impact on their well-being.

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Give the Gift of Joy

Warmest wishes this holiday season!