Now entering its 13th year, the Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers competition is organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers offering the nation's most progressive and forward-thinking programs for employees with young children. The employers on this list are the leaders in helping employees balance their work and family commitments. Our 2013 winners were announced in a special editorial feature published on December 10, 2012 in The Globe and Mail.
The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers evaluate each employer in terms of the programs and initiatives they have to assist employees with young families. These include benefits such as maternity and parental leave top-up, the availability of flexible work arrangements and assistance with daycare. Our editors also examine the employer's health benefit plans, determining whether family coverage is provided (and at what cost), and look at emerging issues in this field, such as benefits for adoptive parents and compassionate leave for taking care of elderly parents. In addition, our editors look at other programs each employer may have to address specific work-life balance issues unique to their industry.
Our editorial partner on this competition is The Globe and Mail. Each year, the Globe announces the winners of the competition in a special feature published in its widely read Report on Business section.
Any employer with its head office or principal place of business in Canada may apply for this competition. Employers of any size may apply, whether private or public sector. The Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers winners are a sub-set of our annual Canada's Top 100 Employers list.
Our 2013 winners will be announced in a special editorial feature to be published by The Globe and Mail in December 2013. Full editorial calendar »
How to Apply
Employers apply for this competition through the Canada's Top 100 Employers application process. Employers complete a single application package for both competitions. Request an application.
To learn more about the competition, we invite you to join us at the Top Employer Summit, our annual conference on the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This event lets you discover the latest best-practices from winners, meet competition organizers and writers, and hear inspiring stories from world-class speakers — all presented in a commercial-free format. The conference is Canada's largest annual event for senior-level HR professionals.
For more information on the Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers competition, please contact us.
Click below to read why each employer was selected and see their grades!
(in alphabetical order)
BC Public Service
Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto
Desjardins Group / Mouvement des caisses Desjardins
HP Advanced Solutions Inc.
Monsanto Canada Inc.
National Energy Board
Ottawa, City of
Pfizer Canada Inc.
Saskatchewan Government Insurance
Simon Fraser University
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto Hydro Corporation
Trican Well Service Ltd.
University of Toronto
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
World Vision Canada
For this competition, our editorial reasons for selecting the above winners are incorporated within the Reasons for Selection published on each employer for the larger Canada's Top 100 Employers competition.
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