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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: How is the pandemic changing plan sponsors’ communications strategies?

As the coronavirus pandemic prompted a meaningful change in how employers communicate with their workforces, Telus Communications Inc. reviewed job types and created personas around…

2022 Healthy Outcomes Conference: Strong mental-health supports critical to plan sponsors’ attraction, retention strategies

In the face of a tight labour market and fierce competition for top talent, employee mental-health and well-being supports are emerging as key components of…

2022 Mental Health Summit: How health-care employers are supporting employees’ mental health post-pandemic

Working on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic day in and day out, health-care workers experienced significant mental-health challenges over the past two and a…

2022 Mental Health Summit: The importance of early intervention in improving plan members’ mental health

A pilot project between Sun Life Canada and CloudMD found employees who had access to a mental-health coach and targeted interventions at the early stage…

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
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Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan awarded for extensive mental-health strategy

The Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan’s extensive mental-health strategy led to a win in the Mental health program category for an employer with fewer than…

BGIS wins mental-health award for integrated approach to employee support

BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada was recognized in the Mental health program category for employers with more than 1,000 employees at the 2022 Workplace Benefits…

Telus wins award for supporting employees’ holistic well-being

Telus Communications Inc. was recognized for supporting employees’ holistic well-being as it took home the award for Health/wellness program for an employer with more than…

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

A pair of articles on Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards winners were among the most-read stories on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five…

  • By: Staff
  • October 28, 2022 October 28, 2022
  • 09:00

TD Bank Group awarded for innovative benefits plan communications

The TD Bank Group’s innovative and engaging benefits communication strategy led to its win in the Benefits plan communications category at the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on…

Who are the winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Alongside the return of the live, in-person Healthy Outcomes Conference on Oct. 18, Benefits Canada announced the winners of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards. During…

  • By: Staff
  • October 19, 2022 November 3, 2022
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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…

30% of Canadian workers considering switching employers for better mental-health support: survey

Nearly a third (30 per cent) of employees say they’d consider switching employers for better mental-health support and resources, according to a survey by Robert…

  • By: Staff
  • October 7, 2022 October 6, 2022
  • 09:00

Webinar coverage: How are employers incorporating DEI into their benefits plans, HR policies?

As Canadian employers deepen their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to increase the representation of historically underrepresented groups among their workforces, they’re also focusing on…

Which employers are finalists in the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s awards program welcomed 115 entries across 11 categories, all highlighting how Canada’s leading…

  • By: Staff
  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
  • 09:00

Talk Shop Media adding ‘pawrental’ leave benefit for new pet parents

Since Aug. 26 is National Dog Day, Talk Shop Media thought it would be the perfect time to roll out its new ‘pawrental leave’ policy.…

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…

73% of employers increasing communications on mental-health, behavioural health offerings: survey

Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) of employers have increased their communications emphasis on mental-health and behavioural health offerings in the past two years, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022
  • 09:00
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63% of employees likely to stay in current role due to benefits package: survey

Nearly two-thirds (63 per cent) of employees say their current benefits package makes them at least somewhat more likely to remain with their employer, according…

  • By: Staff
  • July 21, 2022 July 20, 2022
  • 09:00

Deadline extended for the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. EST. The annual awards recognize employers and…

  • By: Staff
  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
  • 09:00
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LifeLabs’ 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win increasing employee awareness of mental-health benefits

LifeLabs Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win is helping the company communicate the value of its mental-health support offerings to employees. The organization’s holistic wellness…

Meet the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

As the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process draws to a close later this month, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of…

Samsung’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win generating discussion, sharing of ideas with peers

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win is generating discussion and the sharing of ideas with other WBA recipients and nominees, says Merlyn Sequeira,…