What is the most family-friendly business in town?

What does it take to have a family-friendly business or provide a family-friendly workplace?  The Revelstoke Early Childhood Development (ECD) Committee is asking local families what makes a difference for them.

Families are invited to nominate the best family-friendly business as well as the best family-friendly workplace.  Click here to download a nomination form in PDF format. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 13.

Tracy Spannier, Revelstoke’s Early Childhood Development Coordinator, said that when thinking about a particular nomination a family may consider things like the environment, layout and amenities, public washroom with a change table (in Mom’s AND Dad’s washroom), space to rest or breastfeed, play area with books or clean quiet toys and access for strollers.

“A family-friendly workplace is one where employees feel supported in meeting both their work and family commitments,” Spannier said in a statement. “A family-friendly workplace may have policies that enable workers to balance their responsibilities, may offer flexible schedules, parental leave or resources and support.  A family-friendly employer understands the impact family responsibilities have on their employees.”

The Revelstoke Family Friendly Business award will be presented on January 12 at the signing of the Revelstoke Children’s Charter and Celebration of Revelstoke’s Children.  The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8 pm and will feature art and performances by local children and youths; the official signing of the Revelstoke Children’s Charter, the Family-Friendly Business Award and a presentation by the Revelstoke Early Childhood Development Committee.

For more information, contact Tracy Spannier at 250-837-6669. You can also e-mail her at tspannier@cbal.org or visit Revelstoke Early Child Development on Facebook.