For millions of working Canadians, it seems like the pressures of balancing work and family commitments have never been greater.  The good news, however, is that more employers are helping out by offering new family-friendly benefits and progressive workplace policies.  The best of these were recognized today, as this year’s Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers were announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc., organizers of the annual Canada’s Top 100 Employers competition.

To determine this year’s family-friendly 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, the editors look at other programs each employer may have to address specific work-life balance issues unique to their industry.

CharityVillage congratulates the nonprofits and charities who made this year’s list!