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SFU among top family-friendly employers

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Dario Nonis, SFU Human Resources, 778.782.3602; dario_nonis@sfu.ca
Alan Black, SFU Human Resources, 778.782.3580; ablack@sfu.ca
Carol Thorbes, PAMR, 778.782.3035; cthorbes@sfu.ca

December 11, 2009

For the second time in three years, Mediacorp Canada Inc. says Simon Fraser University is one of Canada’s Top 25 family-friendly employers.

The December 2009 issue of Today’s Parent Magazine profiles the 2010 winners of Mediacorp’s 8th annual national competition to identify employers who lead the way in helping employees balance their work and family commitments. See http://i.sfu.ca/tUDSUI

The magazine cites the following as among the features that make SFU stand out for family-friendly employee benefits:

  • on-site daycare
  • parental leave top-up to 100 per cent of salary for 37 weeks for new moms, dads and adoptive parents
  • summer day camp programs for employees’ children

Earlier this fall, Mediacorp named SFU, for the third year in a row, to its annual list of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.

The annual national competition, 10 years running, determines which employers lead their industries in offering an exceptional work environment based on nine predetermined criteria. They include factors such as work atmosphere, career building programs and employee benefits.



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