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City of Beaconsfield in Quebec wins award for its work-life balance programs

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February 22, 2023
By Talent Canada

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The Montreal suburb of Beaconsfield has been recognized for its HR practices that help facilitate work-life balance.

The City of Beaconsfield said it has obtained the Concilivi Seal granted by Réseau pour un Québec Famille. The seal is awarded to organizations that stand out for cultivating a balance between family, personal and work obligations by offering its employees various measures including telework, personal days off, and an employee assistance program, it said.

By completing all stages of the accreditation process for obtaining this recognition, the city has demonstrated its commitment to its employees in helping them fulfil their family and work obligations, it said in a press release.

“The Concilivi initiative has allowed us to consolidate the support offered to our employees. We hope that these measures will positively impact our efforts to retain staff and raise the City’s profile in the job market,” said Myriam Ritory, HR director at the City of Beaconsfield.


Patrice Boileau, director general of the City of Beaconsfield, said reconciling family and work is a major source of stress for many families in Quebec.

“In Beaconsfield, we attach particular importance to the wellbeing of our team,” said Boileau. “Earning the Concilivi Seal is an important recognition of our practices and policies created for our employees to help them feel fulfilled and content with both aspects of their life. Work-life balance is a collective effort, and it starts with the families of our staff.”

Created by Réseau pour un Québec Famille, Concilivi is aimed at encouraging employers to introduce work-life balance measures adapted to the new reality of work and employees’ needs. Concilivi includes both a seal of recognition and a centre of expertise specialized in work-life balance.

The Concilivi Seal is a key certification for organizations wishing to demonstrate their commitment to work-life balance. The Centre of Expertise is Concilivi’s research and innovation arm, providing ongoing monitoring of the latest market trends.

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