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

Editorial: Learning from women who are leading by example

While we speak regularly with outstanding women in the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, our annual Women’s Issue allows us to take a…

Head to head: Is flexibility the key to preventing women from leaving the workforce?

Flexibility only goes so far, say two experts, and covers a small part of a healthy and respectful work culture. Tracy Fogale, senior manager of…

Yelp expanding coverage for travel expenses for reproductive health care

In April 2022, Yelp expanded its insurance coverage for travel expenses for out-of-state medical procedures to include abortion. The increased coverage arrived three weeks before…

Women in the HR, benefits, pension and investment industries discuss work-life balance, mentorship and DEI priorities

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:57

2022 CAP Member Survey: Perceptions of CAPs against a changing economic landscape

After a tough couple of years, Canadians continue to face several challenges against an increasingly turbulent economic landscape. While most coronavirus restrictions were lifted in…

How Canada’s institutional investors are increasing gender parity

In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:55

How the CMPA looks at investments through a total portfolio lens

In the vast majority of Canadian medical malpractice lawsuits, doctors’ legal defences and patients’ settlements are paid by the Canadian Medical Protective Association, an organization…

Will U.S.-style gig worker litigation come to Canada?

A gig worker by any other name would be a lot more expensive. In most jurisdictions, Uber Technology Inc. drivers and their app-based brethren are…

Highlighting link between oral health, holistic well-being in dental plan design

When workplace dental plans are designed to promote employees’ proactive oral health, it can reduce overall benefits plan expenditures, including the cost of medications. Forty…

Q&A with Amazon Canada’s Jane Standing

The technology company’s senior benefits consultant on employee well-being, the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion and bikes races in Western Canada. Q: What top…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:51
Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Employers embracing innovation, flexibility in DC plan design

The uniting theme at the 2022 Defined Contribution Plan Summit was financial wellness, a chief concern for any employer that offers a pension plan to…

Head to Head: When it comes to fossil fuels, is divestment or engagement the right route for institutional investors?

While one expert says the two approaches work most effectively together, the other highlights the importance of complete divestment. Adam Scott, director at Shift Action…

City of Toronto using cartoons to make benefits communications more engaging

When it comes to communicating with employees, it can be challenging for employers to create subject matter that’s engaging enough to ensure staff properly absorb…

2022 Consultants Report: How consultants are helping plan sponsors grapple with mega-trends for future of work

While the latest stage of the coronavirus pandemic is heralding a gradual return to relative calm, plan sponsors are stepping out of the frying pan…

Which emerging and frontier markets are institutional investors considering in 2022?

While institutional investors are no strangers to established markets such as Europe and the U.S., the world’s emerging and frontier markets can provide diversification and…

How education benefits can help employers attract, retain staff for long term

Nowadays, a person working at the same company for more than 10 years is a rare bird. In the last few years, younger employees are…

A look at the Calgary Foundation’s creative approach to impact investing

In 2016, the Calgary Foundation launched an impact investment program — one that required as much creativity as financial acumen to design. Perhaps that’s why…

Q&A with 3M Canada’s Jacqueline McLennan

3M Canada’s benefits specialist discusses absence management, the ‘Great Resignation’ and rock painting. Q: What new programs or initiatives are you looking to implement? A:…

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 to…