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Our culture

As an IT company, innovation is built into our DNA. We are effective and efficient. We fuel challenges, advocate a friendly and positive atmosphere and put our employee’s growth and success, as well as enjoyment of our work at the heart of our priorities.

 

Our story

1972
Creation of SIM

Creation of SIM : Service d’Intervention sur Mesure (SIM), by le Collège de Shawinigan : training, consulting, health & safety

1999
SIM’s Privatization

First focused on business service, SIM is now a world-class provider in Health & Safety training and skills management.

2002
Standardization of OHS training

SIM standardized its training to the requirements of all international contractors operating in Québec.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

February 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.

 

 

October 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

September 2017
Cognibox Becomes Polyglot

With an international clientele, the Cognibox solution is now available in seven languages.

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!

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.

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Our values
Unity

"Alone, we go faster. Together, we go further." At SIM-Cognibox, we rely on the power of teamwork, on the strengths of each individual, and the complementary nature of teams to create great things.

 

Consideration

To create a positive work environment, we encourage interactive leadership, where respect, listening and collaboration are at the heart of each exchange.


 

Passion

The glass is never half empty. It is always half full. We see challenges as opportunities and always give 100%.

Creativity

Think 'outside the box' to generate innovative ideas and maintain our position as a dominant player in our industry. We go beyond the limits, striving to always do better and always go further.

Touch of madness
Our touch of madness does not just involve joking and being ridiculous (no matter how good we are at it).  It is the authenticity, the open-mindedness and the desire of our workforce which allows each individual to excel both personally and professionally.
A Few Salient SIM-Cognibox Statistics

21 786

Coffee

256

Team activities

18 582 968

Lines of code

10 000+

Clients

14 746 043

Database entries

540

Trees planted

More than 10 000 Clients Use our Solution
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