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2022 Top 50 DC Plans Report: How are DC pension plans evolving?

While defined contribution pension plans currently outnumber defined benefit pension plans, this wasn’t always the case, recalls Bita Jenab, a principal at RetirementWorks Services Inc.…

Late 70s back in vogue as institutional investors look to the future

As a fresh-faced elementary school student in 1977, Aaron Bennett wasn’t quite in the target demographic for the freshly launched Benefits Canada magazine. Still, Bennett…

45th anniversary column: Major shifts in benefits and their implications for employers

Our industry sometimes gets a bad rap for being overly traditional and slow to change. But there’s no question we’ve seen some major shifts in…

45th anniversary column: How employee benefits have changed in the last 45 years

I was a little daunted to write a piece for Benefits Canada’s 45th anniversary issue — it has been almost 15 years since I last…

  • By: Don Bisch
  • October 14, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 08:52

Via Rail Canada restructuring fixed income allocations in response to challenging markets

The Adirondack 46ers isn’t for the faint of heart — joining the club requires hiking 250 kilometres to reach the top of the 46 highest…

Q&A with PwC Canada’s Lisa Rosen

The firm’s benefits, pension and well-being leader discusses diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, destigmatizing mental illness and improving her sewing skills. Q: What new programs…

Editorial

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…

Editorial: Pandemic shining a spotlight on two black sheep benefits

In the midst of the enduring conversation about the changing nature of work and the workplace, some often underappreciated — and potentially underused — benefits…

Head to head: Should the design of portable benefits plans consider the role of employers?

As Ontario eyes a new system of portable benefits for precarious workers, one expert says these benefits can be an important attraction and retention tool…

How Bill Gosling used pandemic conditions to redesign its benefits plan

In March 2020, Bill Gosling Outsourcing’s benefits plan was facing unsustainable costs, as well as a deficit due to incoming premium increases. The coronavirus pandemic,…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 18, 2022 November 28, 2022
  • 08:58