Frima first firm to be certified work-family friendly

Frima first firm to be certified work-family friendly
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 4th 2012 at 11:55AM

Quebec government sponsored scheme rewards developer for 'maintaining healthy balance'

Multi-platform developer Frima Studio has become the first company in Quebec to obtain a certification for establishing a work-family balance.

Created last year by the Bureau de normalisation du Quebec, and sponsored by the provincial government, the developer was awarded with the accreditation as it had maintained a healthy balance between work and family through schemes such as its ‘Frima points’ initiative.

The points are used to reward good performance from its 350 employees, and can be redeemed for services such as an in-home chef, travel vouchers, relaxation packages and tax return preparation.

“The well being of our employees and their families is a core value at Frima, hence our investment in a robust work-family balance program,” said Frima CEO Steve Couture.

“Today’s recognition is a reflection of our on-going efforts to promote a healthy balance between work and family life. This certification further demonstrates that we are an employer ready to attract top talent both in Quebec and internationally.”

Quebec’s minister of family, Yolande James added: “Hats off to Frima for putting work-family balance at the centre of its priorities. We are pleased to see Quebec companies investing the time and effort to maintain a balance between the requirements and responsibilities of work and family life.

“We hope that Frima’s example will inspire other companies to strive for this innovative certification developed by the BNQ.”