We help make the parental leave and return-to-work transition a success.

Did you know?

95% of women were not offered any formal support during their maternity leave transition.

According to a survey of 1,090 Canadian women:



were not provided options for communication during their leave.


said their employer was not prepared for their return to work.


felt so unsupported they considered quitting during the

return-to-work process.


To download our survey results and

analysis, sign up here.

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We Can

Fix This

Welcome to Ready to Return. We are Canada’s first and only comprehensive program committed to repairing and strengthening the maternity and paternity leave process for organizations and their employees.

The fight to attract and retain mid- and senior-level talent, and women in particular, will be won by organizations that create workplaces that work for parents. As employees struggle to navigate the transition to parenthood, many are left to self-organize their parental leave with little to no support from employers.

Our solution is simple:

  • Create transparent and cohesive policies and procedures followed across the organization.

  • Provide support from experts and parents who are innovators in this space. We meet working parents right where they need us.

  • Provide training and support to managers, HR, employees and parents that is comprehensive, cutting edge and simple.

  • Train and certify helping professionals (therapists, coaches and social workers) on our Ready to Return process ensuring they can help their clients transition to working parenthood successfully.

Designed by Allison Venditti, Return-to-Work Expert, Certified Human Resources Leader and mother of three, in collaboration with Pregnancy and Infant Loss (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre), Hudson Employment Law and Nutmeg Consulting, Ready to Return is an all-in-one solution for your organization.

I returned to work after my maternity leave confident and prepared. Through Ready to Return I had all my questions answered by a lactation consultant and parenting expert to support me in my transition. None of my friends going back had any support and several of them left their employers. I felt like I had a team behind me. I have never felt so supported.
— Laura S – Head of Marketing