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Our products and services connect businesses by facilitating the relationship between contractors and client corporations. We help organizations worldwide—like Finkl Steel, Rio Tinto, and Alcoa—focus on their core business by providing greater control over their daily operations.

 Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Our mission is to connect businesses by providing multi-disciplinary and flexible solutions that reduce risk and optimize qualification, compliance, and operational processes.
 Vision

Vision

We are committed to developing innovative technological solutions that support businesses in their drive towards a safer and more efficient work environment.

Our Values

 Transparency

Transparency

Transparency embodies honesty and open communication. We are willing to share information even when it is uncomfortable. We will be upfront and visible in the actions that we take. We build and show trust by being forthright. We are an open book with an open mind and an open heart whether it is with consumers, employees, family or friends.
 Excellence

Excellence

Excellence is the pursuit of the highest quality. We strive for greatness in all that we do; Professional. Personal. Individual. To succeed, we will focus on the growth and development of each person. It is about being our best selves and enjoying the journey to its fullest.

History

We began as SIM Technologies in 1972. Originally specializing in training services, SIM pioneered a multidisciplinary approach that earned a reputation for excellence in service and technological innovation. By focusing on occupational Health & Safety training as well as skills management in projects around the world, SIM established itself as an industry leader in a global market.

Responding to compliance challenges arising from a changing workforce, we established Cognibox in 2005. That year, we released our turnkey contractor management solution that combines advanced technology with industry expertise, blended training, and administrative support.

Today, in addition to delivering innovative contractor and employee management software, we are also committed to developing online courses and applications that can address training needs across multiple industries, including aerospace, agriculture & food, forests & paper, metallurgy, telecommunications, oil & gas, and energy & utilities.

May 2019
New strategic and financial partners
The announcement of the signing of an agreement with new strategic and financial partners to accelerate SIM-Cognibox growth and development, and take the company into a new phase.
October 2018
Winner of the Quebec Job Creators Award
SIM-Cognibox won the honours in the Champion Job Creation category for the Mauricie region at the 2nd edition of the Quebec Job Creation Awards.
December 2017
Office Expansion
Extension work is underway to add new workspaces: e-learning creation zone, IT lounge, etc. The office space will have doubled to 14,500 square feet!
September 2017
Cognibox Becomes Polyglot
With an international clientele, the Cognibox solution is now available in seven languages.
August 2016
Winner of the Canadian OHS "Readers Choice Award"
We are very proud to receive this award from Canada’s largest occupational health and safety publication, the Canadian Occupational Safety magazine.
June 2016
Creation of the E-Learning Module
More than 2000 people use SIM’s e-learning training each month. Online training exploded, and the E-Learning Module is created to support our clients. SIM Cognibox’s e-learning’s trainings are now use everywhere in Canada.
March 2016
Opening of our First Remote Office in Toronto
With our growing presence in English Canada, an office opens in Toronto to bring us closer to our customers and ensure that they are offered impeccable service.
June 2015
Launching Cognibox 4.0
To support growth, a technological overhaul is needed – introducing Cognibox 4.0, a completely revamped version using the latest technology and programming languages. A revamped interface offers the most intuitive, user-friendly experience.
May 2015
New Office Opening
We double our office space. The new offices reflect the company’s culture: open, sunny spaces, trendy decor, a comfortable dining area and much more.
February 2015
Chantal Trépanier wins CEO of the year Investissement Québec
The award recognizes a business president who has distinguished himself by his leadership and has contributed to the influence of Quebec's IT industry.
January 2015
SIM-Cognibox reaches 100 employees
From about 20 employees during the launch of the software in 2005, we now cross the symbolic bar of 100 employees.
September 2013
Expansion Into the World of Online Training
Cognibox develops their first online training platform to make their client’s training readily available. Shortly after, a team dedicated to the creation of online training courses is established.
October 2010
Cognibox 3.0
With a redesigned architecture, and an updated interface, Cognibox recreates itself as a more attractive solution for contractor management, while also being the #1 player in the mining and metallurgical industry.
February 2010
Creation of the Analysis & Tasks Module
The introduction of the work analysis module extends the scope of risk management to the tasks to be performed by the contractor.
October 2009
Establishment of a Dedicated Customer Service Team
A victim of our own success, the number of contractors continues to increase, along with the need to accompany them through the qualification process. Since customer service has always been our number one priority, we establish Cognibox’s customer service department.
August 2007
Creation of the Qualification Module
Having established the management of employee training, our clients also want to manage company compliance for organizations coming to visit their facilities. We create the Qualification module to ensure that contractors meet the standards required by these client corporations.
March 2006
Cognibox 2.0 Already
Initially created for one specific client, we soon realize that we need to review the Cognibox solution and transform it into a SaaS solution where contractor training information can be shared among all our customers. This is the birth of the Cognibox community.
May 2005
Creation of Cognibox
The beginning of this adventure transforms us from a training and consulting service into what will become a true IT company. Our projects point out a clear need for training management services. To facilitate health and safety management for our customers we create the first version of Cognibox, offering our clients access to their contractors’ training records. Cognibox is born.
2002
Standardization of OHS training
SIM standardized its training to the requirements of all international contractors operating in Québec.
1999
SIM’s Privatization
First focused on business service, SIM is now a world-class provider in Health & Safety training and skills management.
1972
Creation of SIM
Creation of SIM : Service d’Intervention sur Mesure (SIM), by le Collège de Shawinigan : training, consulting, health & safety

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