Progressive Employers of Canada

Progressive Employers of Canada
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June 04, 2009 12:20 ET

Working Moms Applaud Progressive Employers of Canada List

Mom-friendly workplaces recognized for offering flexibility, supportive leadership and progressive programs

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Working moms across Canada are applauding the following "mom-friendly" employers selected for the inaugural 2009 Progressive Employers of Canada List. The list, featuring diverse companies from a variety of industries, recognizes employers that offer flexibility, supportive leadership and progressive programs for working parents and their families.

Connect Moms, momcafe and Lisa Martin International (founder of the Briefcase Moms Program), initiated the 2009 Progressive Employers of Canada List after conducting a nationwide survey last year asking moms what they were looking for in a workplace of choice.

The Progressive Employers of Canada List is unique as the criteria selection was designed and developed by working moms across Canada via surveys and an open nomination process instead of a closed executive judicial committee like many other employer lists. Detailed corporate profiles highlighting each company's progressive work environment are available at www.progressiveemployers.com.

"We are extremely pleased with the overwhelming response from both moms and employers. Every company on the list should celebrate and be recognized for their leadership in creating a "mom-friendly" workplace," said list co-founder Sarah Fowles of Connect Moms. "The Progressive Employers of Canada is more than a list. It's a starting point for sharing ideas on how to make progressive change in the workplace."

2009 Progressive Employers of Canada List

- BC Hydro

- Biblioteca Technical Library Consulting

- Catholic Children's Aid Society of Toronto

- City of Vancouver

- Deloitte Management Services

- Ernst & Young LLP

- Flight Centre

- Habanero Consulting Group

- IBM

- Kraft Canada Inc.

- LIJA

- Mabel's Labels Inc.

- McNeill Nakamoto

- Microsoft Canada Development Centre

- Nannies on Call

- Next Level Games Inc.

- Nurse Next Door Home Healthcare Services

- Please Mum

- Prema Sai Wholistic Living & Prema Sai Prenatal

- PricewaterhouseCoopers - PwC Management Services LP

- RBC

- Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union

- SavvyMom Media

- TD Bank Financial Group

- TELUS

- UPS

- Vancity

- Webnames.ca

- WestJet

- WorkSafe

- YWCA Vancouver

The nomination process for the 2010 Progressive Employers of Canada List will open January 2010. Visit www.progressiveemployers.com for more information.

about the Progressive Employers of Canada List

The purpose of the 2009 Progressive Employers of Canada List is to encourage organizations to consider the value they offer employees in innovative ways and to share this information with a national network of savvy, educated, professional moms. This list is designed to enhance the dialogue between these employers and working moms and ultimately identify more supportive workplaces for women.

about Connect Moms, momcafe and Lisa Martin International

Connect Moms, momcafe and Lisa Martin International connect educated, professional moms and progressive employers. Combined, we represent and support more than 10,000 corporate, entrepreneurial and stay-at-home moms across the country.

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