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

Editorial: Promising signposts for the year ahead

Once again, the end of year is near. Besides the extraordinary presence of vaccines and the movements in public health restrictions across the country, most…

Head to head: Should employers worry about time theft with remote workers?

With the shift to working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, some leaders are concerned about what employees are actually doing, or not doing, during…

How BLG is supporting transgender, non-binary employees via benefits, HR offerings

When Kris Dalrymple (pictured) decided to come out as transgender at work, he was a bit worried about the reaction. But those fears quickly disappeared…

2021 CAP Suppliers Report: Helping employees plan for retirement while saving for a rainy day

As the coronavirus pandemic sent the global economy into a tailspin, many Canadians grew increasingly concerned about whether they’d amassed enough savings to weather the…

Risks of cybersecurity breaches top of mind for pension funds

Years before his late-career rebirth as nemesis to former U.S. President Donald Trump, Robert Muller coined a phrase that went down in history among cybersecurity…

Road to returning to office filled with legal potholes for employers

Angry mobs of anti-vaccination protestors holding up handmade signs with messages like “freedom not fear” have been popping up across the country and around the…

How the OPTrust is taking a sustainable approach to investment

Before Alison Loat joined the OPSEU Pension Trust as its first managing director of sustainable investing and innovation in 2019, her experience with sustainability investing…

Q&A with Hootsuite’s Paul Dhillon

Hootsuite Inc.’s director of total rewards talks benefits in a remote working environment, the four pillars of wellness and recharging through physical activity. Q: What…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • December 17, 2021 December 16, 2021
  • 08:49

Coverage of the 2021 DC Plan Summit

At the 2021 Defined Contribution Plan Summit, which was hosted virtually on Oct. 6, delegates heard about several pressing issues facing DC plan sponsors and…

2021 DC Plan Summit: A look at how DC plan members value target-date funds, ESG investments

While target-date funds are highly prevalent in defined contribution pension plans’ investment portfolios, gaining space as the default of choice, areas of improvement exist in…

Editorial: Company culture in the age of coronavirus

Editorial: Discussing decumulation, slow pace of change in Canada’s pension industry

If I’ve learned one thing about the Canadian pension industry over the past six years, it’s that change comes at a snail’s pace. When I…

Head to head: Should Canadian governments eliminate pension solvency funding rules?

With defined benefit pension solvency reforms gradually coming in across the country, two experts debate whether there’s a better way to ensure DB plan sustainability…

A look at the Co-operators Group’s new decumulation offering

One, as Harry Nillson crooned in his classic breakup song, can feel like the loneliest number. At the end of working life, many retirees with…

How small and mid-sized employers can offer benefits like large employers

By beefing up its benefits programs and putting flexibility at the core of its offerings, Willful has been able to grow its staff amid a…

Top 2021 Money Managers Report: What questions should pension plan sponsors ask in 2022?

In the early days of 2020, no one could have foreseen the social and economic havoc the coronavirus pandemic would wreak on the world. Nearly…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
  • 08:53

How employers can use benefits offerings to support Indigenous employees

Real progress means walking the walk, not just talking the talk. In recent months, many employers have shown support for the Indigenous community by lowering…