Bell honoured to be named to Montréal's Top Employers for 2013

Awarded for career opportunity, professional development, parental benefits 
MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Bell is proud to be recognized as one of 
Montréal's top employers for 2013 in the annual awards organized by Mediacorp 
"We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding workplace for Bell team 
members, including the many benefits, training and career opportunities we 
offer," said Bernard le Duc, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services for 
Bell and BCE. "The job opportunities we create are as varied as any company in 
the country, including retail engineering, customer service, finance, 
information technology and marketing. Because technology evolves so quickly in 
our industry, new opportunities continue to emerge, creating a dynamic and 
challenging work environment for Bell team members." 
Editors cited a variety of reasons for recognizing Bell among the top 
employers in the city: 

    --  Bell's investment in ongoing training and professional
        development, including support for professional accreditation
        and training courses
    --  A leading parental support program that provides top-up
        payments to new mothers, fathers and adoptive parents
    --  A wide range of career possibilities at Bell locations across
    --  A share purchase plan that enables all team members to share in
        the company's success
    --  A head office environment where employees have access to a
        variety of amenities including an employee lounge, cafeteria
        with healthy menus, and state-of-the-art fitness facility with
        subsidized membership.

"As a Montréal-based company since our founding almost 133 years ago, Bell is 
very proud to be named one of Montréal`s top employers for 2013," said 
Martine Turcotte, Bell's Vice Chair, Québec. "Bell is Québec's largest 
communications company, and we have played a vital role in the economic and 
social prosperity of Québec - investing billions in networks, research, 
culture, sport and hospitals, led by the Bell Let's Talk Mental Health 
Initiative. This award is also a much-appreciated recognition of the Bell 
team's contributions here in Montréal and across Québec."

With more than 17,000 team members in Québec and another 13,000 retirees, 
Bell also works to reflect its employees' values and interests in its 
community investments. That includes more than $20 million in sponsorships 
every year and substantial investments in research facilities such as 
Montréal's Douglas-Bell Brain Bank through the Bell Let's Talk mental health 

About Montréal's Top Employers 
Now entering its 8th year, Montréal's Top Employers is an annual competition 
organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, a Mediacorp Canada 
publication. This special designation recognizes the Montréal-area employers 
that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Employers 
are evaluated on 8 key areas: physical workplace; work atmosphere & social; 
health, financial & family benefits; vacation & time off; employee 
communications; performance management; training & skills development; 
community involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their 
field to determine which offer the most progressive and forward-thinking 

Bell Let's Talk Day is February 12
The Bell Let's Talk Mental Health Initiative is a national charitable program 
promoting Canadian mental health through 4 action pillars: anti-stigma, care 
and access, research, and workplace best practices. On Bell Let's Talk Day 
this February 12, for every text message sent and every long distance call 
made by Bell and Bell Aliant customers on February 12, every tweet using 
#BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of our Bell Let's Talk message, Bell 
will donate 5 cents more to programs dedicated to mental health (regular long 
distance and text charges apply). Last year's Bell Let's Talk Day raised 
$3,926,014.20 in additional funding for mental health initiatives across the 

About Bell
Headquartered in Montréal since 1880, Bell offers Bell Mobility wireless, 
Bell TV, Bell Internet, Bell Home Phone and Bell Business Markets services 
across Canada, and is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). Bell Media is 
Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio 
and digital media. To learn more, please visit

Véronique Arsenault Bell Media Relations 1855391-5263 @Bell_News

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