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Pacific Blue Cross is recognized for being family friendly

On November 7, 2012, Pacific Blue Cross accepted the Family Friendly Organization of the Year award at the Burnaby Board of Trade’s Business Excellence Awards Gala. Other finalists in the category included CGA Canada and SFU Childcare Society.

The Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby host these annual awards to honour and celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations that contribute to the city of Burnaby.

The Family Friendly Award is awarded to a Burnaby business that has recognized the importance of supporting employees as they balance the demands and responsibilities of both work and home roles, and has created a flexible and supportive workplace and culture with “family-friendly” policies and practices. The Family Friendly Organization of the Year is a new award category, recognizing the importance of these practices for successful businesses and communities.

As British Columbia’s leading benefits provider for over 70 years, we were recognized for our commitment to work-life balance that dates back to 1976 when we took a pioneering role in implementing flex time, a 35-hour work week and providing an employee and family assistance program for employees. Other benefits today include:

Family Responsibility Leave: Employees can take time off to attend to household responsibilities or take care of a family member.

Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits packages: Employees and their families enjoy exceptional benefits that include vision care, paramedicals (massage therapy, physiotherapy etc.), prescription drugs, orthodontics, orthotics, and medical supplies and services.

Health and Wellness Programming: Healthy employees are more productive and happier both at work and at home. This program includes an onsite gym, fitness classes, yoga and meditation classes, and a variety of lunch and learns.
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