Profiling the employers that offer Canada's most progressive family-friendly benefits
Now entering its 15th year, Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers is one of the longest-running competitions within the Canada's Top 100 Employers project. This special designation recognizes the employers that do the most to help their employees balance work and family obligations. The employers on this list are the leaders in helping employees balance their work and family commitments. Our 2015 winners were announced in a special feature published online on December 16, 2014 in The Globe and Mail. Read the December 16, 2014 press release announcing this year's winners.
The editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers evaluate each employer in terms of the programs and initiatives they have to help employees balance work and family commitments. The competition looks at a wide range of HR practices, including: maternity and parental leave; daycare assistance; paid personal- and earned-days-off (EDO) programs; flexible work arrangements; compassionate leave and elder care assistance; adoption assistance; reproductive assistance, including fertility drugs and IVF; and even academic bursaries for employees' children. 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 on its popular website, which now reaches over four million Canadians each month.
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 2016 winners will be announced in a special feature to be published by The Globe and Mail early in 2016. 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.
Our 2015 winners were announced in a special feature published online on December 16, 2014 in The Globe and Mail.
Click below to read why each employer was selected and see their grades! (in alphabetical order)
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.