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Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: DEI more than a buzzword

The much-deserved, overdue and rising attention bestowed on diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace over the last couple of years is a win-win for…

Head to head: Are employers making progress in improving DEI efforts?

While diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major focus over the past two years, good intentions must be matched by action. Wendy Cukier, founder…

DuPont Canada introduces gender affirmation, fertility coverage to connect benefits plan with DEI strategy

By introducing gender affirmation and fertility benefits coverage, DuPont Canada is aligning its benefits plan with its multinational diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. It all…

How employers are integrating DEI into their benefits plans

When the Molson Coors Beverage Co. introduced gender affirmation benefits for its Canadian workforce early this year, it was an extension of its diversity, equity…

Institutional investors seeking to plug data gaps in push for diversity

At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has…

2022 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: Pension plan sponsors incorporating DEI into plan philosophy, design and communications

Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives aren’t a new concept for employers — just ask any human resources professional. However, in a changing world marked by…

How SEIU Healthcare is making retirement planning accessible for members

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer sponsored pension plans not accessible…

How employers can dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace

AstraZeneca is taking steps to dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace as part of its wider efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into its…

Back to basics on employee resource groups

In response to the race riots in Rochester, N.Y. in the 1960s, the chief executive officer of Xerox Holdings Corp. and its Black employees decided…

Q&A with Ikea Canada’s John Williams

IKEA Canada’s leader of equality, diversity and inclusion discusses the company’s equality plan, diversity in leadership and herbal medicine. Q: What top challenges do you…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: It’s time to embrace the many workplaces of the future

As the days grow warmer and Canada’s gradual seasonal shift steers toward spring, employers across the country are finally implementing their longstanding and much-delayed plans…

Head to head: Should Canada implement a four-day workweek?

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people’s employment experience, four-day workweek trials around the world are testing a new way of working. Tina Dacin,…

Imperial Tobacco leverages career development to support employee well-being

The beginning of the coronavirus pandemic was the catalyst Imperial Tobacco Canada Ltd. needed to breathe new life into its employee wellness strategy. While the…

How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

A look at MEPPs in a shifting pension landscape

As the move away from traditional defined benefit plans continues and intensifies, Canada’s multi-employer pension plans are providing employers with another retirement savings option for…

2022 Top 40 Money Managers Report: Geopolitics roaring back into focus for institutional investors

While politics plays a role in most investment decisions, it tends to arise on a fairly localized basis, says Michael Craig, head of the asset…