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Taking a holistic approach to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is commonly misunderstood and can reduce the ability of a person to function while impacting their quality of life, said Anjila…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on how employers can use ‘Blue Monday’ as an opportunity to discuss mental health was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2023 January 19, 2023
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Walmart enhancing benefits plan with fertility treatments, gender affirmation

Walmart Canada is enhancing its employee benefits plan with coverage for fertility treatments and gender affirmation. Nadia Cerisano, vice-president of total rewards and global mobility…

Microsoft’s U.S. employees receiving unlimited vacation days

Microsoft Corp. is providing its full-time U.S. employees with unlimited time off, effective this week. The policy, which will only apply to salaried U.S. workers,…

  • By: Staff
  • January 16, 2023 January 16, 2023
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Wage costs up, working hours down due to absenteeism: report

While employment is more than three per cent higher than it was at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, working hours are up by only…

  • By: Staff
  • January 13, 2023 January 12, 2023
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U.S. Department of Defense expanding military parental leave program

The U.S. Department of Defense is expanding its parental leave program for military personnel. Specifically, the expansion will provide parental leave to active and reserve…

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2023 January 5, 2023
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Top 10 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of 2022

Amid the lingering coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies and paid sick leave were top of mind among Benefits Canada’s readers in 2022. However, stories about new…

  • By: Staff
  • December 23, 2022 December 22, 2022
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Webinar coverage: Biomarkers can improve selection of appropriate treatment for severe asthma

Approximately three million Canadians live with asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects airways, limits airflow and makes breathing difficult, said Dr. Erika Penz, associate professor…

PwC Canada supporting employees with enhanced fertility, surrogacy benefits

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada is supporting employees with enhanced family-building benefits. The enhanced benefits, provided by Sun Life Financial Inc., include coverage for procedures and drugs related…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 21, 2022 December 21, 2022
  • 09:00
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Editorial: Wrapping up 2022 with healthy outcomes, award winners and a glimpse at the future of work

The autumn is typically a busy one for the industry, but this year was especially eventful over at Benefits Canada. After a brief hiatus, the…

Coverage of the 2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference

After a brief hiatus, Benefits Canada’s long-standing Healthy Outcomes Conference returned as an in-person event designed for employers to exchange ideas and best practices for…

2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Using disability data to improve employee wellness programs

While short- and long-term disability leaves can be challenging and disruptive for both employees and employers, reviewing trends data can help plan sponsors begin to…

Canada ranks 39 out of 43 countries for vacation day offering: report

Canada ranks No. 39 out of 43 countries for vacation day offering, tied with Costa Rica and Japan, according to a new report by Comparethemarket.com.…

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2022 December 9, 2022
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Coverage of the 2022 Mental Health Summit

For more than 16 years, Benefits Canada has recognized the importance of workplace mental health by hosting the annual Mental Health Summit, the industry’s most popular and…

2022 Mental Health Summit: Best practices in disability, mental-health prevention

Treatment for mental health isn’t effectively covered by public health systems, which means care for chronic disease management and mental health — by and large…

2022 Mental Health Summit: Health culture, performance indicators key to minimizing employee absence, disability

Since an organization’s most valuable asset is its people, the coronavirus pandemic made it clear that having healthy, happy employees on the job isn’t just…

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Jazz Aviation, Unifor agreement includes pension enhancements, bereavement leave

The union representing about 1,100 Jazz Aviation employees has ratified a five-year collective agreement that includes pension enhancements and bereavement leave. The agreement includes an…

Majority of employers enhancing total rewards to improve attraction, retention efforts: survey

The majority (80 per cent) of Canadian employers say they enhanced their total rewards programs in 2022 to better attract and retain employees, up from…

  • By: Staff
  • December 8, 2022 December 7, 2022
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Thomson Reuters supporting employee well-being with new vacation policy

Thomson Reuters Corp. is supporting employee well-being with a new policy that allows workers to choose how many vacation days they take each year. Beginning…

Big Bang supporting employees’ personal development with paid day for volunteering

Big Bang ERP Inc. is marking Giving Tuesday by encouraging its employees to volunteer in their communities through a paid day for volunteering. The initiative…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 29, 2022 November 28, 2022
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GTA developmental service workers striking for paid sick days, better wages

Developmental service workers across the Greater Toronto Area are exercising their right to strike after their union — the Service Employees International Union Healthcare — was…

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 21, 2022
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Right Time Call Centre, Unifor agreement includes bereavement leave, vacation enhancements

The union representing more than 60 employees at Right Time Call Centre in St. Catharines, Ont. has ratified a three-year collective agreement that includes bereavement…

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 14, 2022 November 11, 2022
  • 09:00
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CUPE’s Ontario education workers striking for extended benefits, wage increases

Ontario education workers are striking over extended benefits, short-term disability leave and wage increases, among other requests by the workers’ union the Canadian Union of…

Labatt wins award for embedding DEI strategy into business imperatives

Labatt Breweries of Canada’s wide-reaching diversity, equity and inclusion strategy led to a win in the DEI program category at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards…

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Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan recognized for coronavirus pandemic response

The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic led to a win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with…