SFU, Novo Nordisk among top family-friendly employers

March 2, 2021

Simon Fraser University (SFU), Novo Nordisk Canada and the University of Toronto are among Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2021.

“What society considers a ‘family-friendly employer’ is changing,” says Richard Yerema, managing editor of the Canada’s Top 100 Employers project by Mediacorp. “When we started the family-friendly competition 19 years ago, a good employer in this area focused exclusively on employees with young families. Today, with many Canadians supporting aging parents and starting families later in life, progressive employers are responding by providing family assistance at every stage of life.”

The competition looks at a range of HR practices, such as: 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 academic bursaries for employees’ children.

Source: HR Reporter