Pfizer, Manitoba Hydro among 20 firms recognized for family-friendly culture

Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers list commends parental leave top-ups, daycare assistance

Twenty employers across the country were recognized for their family-friendly initiatives as part of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers list by Mediacorp Canada. These employers offer “the nation's most progressive and forward-thinking programs for employees with young children,” according to Mediacorp.

Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers on:

•maternity and parental leave top-ups
the availability of flexible work arrangements
•assistance with daycare
•health benefit plans offering family coverage, and at what cost
•benefits for adoptive parents
•compassionate care leave
•industry-specific programs to support work-life balance.

The 2012 winners (in alphabetical order):

Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
•Dalhousie University
•Georgian College
•HP Advanced Solutions
•Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
•ISM Canada
•Manitoba Hydro
•National Energy Board
•NB Power
•Office of the Auditor General of Canada
•Ontario Public Service
•Pfizer Canada
•Saskatchewan Government Insurance
•Simon Fraser University
•Statistics Canada
•Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
•Toronto Hydro
•Vancouver City Savings Credit Union

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