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To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

To achieve DEI goals, plan sponsors can start by reviewing benefits plans

After a turbulent 2020 brought with it the coronavirus pandemic and a global call for social justice, companies prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion in its…

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans reassuring members amid worry over ministerial order

Alberta’s public-sector pension plans are reassuring members that their pensions are safe, following a recent ministerial order enacted by the provincial government. The order was…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021
  • 15:00

Citigroup stretching into virtual fitness programming amid pandemic

This time of year, Citigroup Inc.’s fitness centre would likely usually be packed with New Year’s resolutioners working out and catching up with colleagues.  Not…

2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space

2020 CAP Suppliers Report: Stretching into the financial wellness space

In the old days, employers would often gather employees in a dusty conference room and pass around a box of Timbits while talking at a…

  • December 18, 2020 January 30, 2021
  • 08:56
Why you should hire a chief positivity officer

Why you should hire a chief positivity officer

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Town of Newmarket is prioritizing the well-being of its staff and its community by creating a new…

Q & A with Aramark Canada’s Eva Tentere de Metz

Q & A with Aramark Canada’s Eva Tentere de Metz

Aramark Canada Ltd.’s director of total rewards talks balancing total rewards priorities, employee assistance programs and children’s psychological development. Q. What top challenges do you…

FSRA issues final guidance on missing pension plan members

FSRA issues final guidance on missing pension plan members

Ontario’s pension plan administrators and plan members share the responsibility of maintaining current contact information, according to the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario’s final…

  • By: Staff
  • December 16, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:00
An employer’s guide to curating a suite of voluntary benefits

An employer’s guide to curating a suite of voluntary benefits

In an art gallery, people often recognize and appreciate the arrangement of the pieces as much as the works of art themselves. When employers offer voluntary…

Editorial: Consumerism in the world of employee benefits

Editorial: Consumerism in the world of employee benefits

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing us all into social distancing measures for the majority of 2020, one inevitable side-effect is the substantial growth in our…

Sleep Country Canada is connecting with employees via a new app

Sleep Country Canada is connecting with employees via a new app

Like many national retailers, Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc. has a diverse group of employees across the country, working in more than 250 stores, as…

A look at consumer-grade benefits plan technology, communications

A look at consumer-grade benefits plan technology, communications

Today’s consumer culture includes shopping online, booking vacations on smartphones and receiving recommendations for the next must-watch movie or television show based on most recent…

Injecting communications with kindness and confidence during the coronavirus crisis

Injecting communications with kindness and confidence during the coronavirus crisis

In this pandemic year, with workers suddenly physically distant and deeply stressed, employers have been forced to make swift changes to how they manage employee…

Q&A with the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s Beverly Silver

Q&A with the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s Beverly Silver

Beverly Silver, the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education’s employee benefits officer, talks employee assistance programs, employee training and independent coffee shops. Q. What top challenges…

  • November 20, 2020 November 20, 2020
  • 08:50
Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

Arthritis Society focusing on responsive approach to financial education

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic raising economic concerns, the Arthritis Society is taking a responsive approach with its Financial Literacy Month initiatives during the month…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 16, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 09:00
Magna’s data-driven wellness strategy proving focus on analytics reduces costs

Magna’s data-driven wellness strategy proving focus on analytics reduces costs

Magna International Inc. is using data to personalize its wellness program, increase employee engagement and reduce costs. In 2012, the Canadian automobile parts manufacturer established…

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • November 3, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 08:45
Award finalists talk managing employee stress, wellness and productivity amid pandemic

Award finalists talk managing employee stress, wellness and productivity amid pandemic

Like a spiky meteorite, when the coronavirus pandemic hit earlier this year it demolished employer’s best-laid plans and is forcing them to find innovative ways…

Should Canadian employers consider offering emergency savings plans?

Should Canadian employers consider offering emergency savings plans?

With Canadian employees feeling the toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on the economy, should policy-makers facilitate the use of workplace emergency savings plans? “We…

Alberta’s LAPP ending coordination option due to pension member confusion

Alberta’s LAPP ending coordination option due to pension member confusion

Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan is cancelling its coordination option, citing regret and confusion from plan members who mistakenly accessed the feature without fully understanding the…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • October 28, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 15:15
SSQ wins wellness pioneer award for 15-year well-being focus

SSQ wins wellness pioneer award for 15-year well-being focus

Highlighting a long-standing commitment to the health of its employees, SSQ Life Insurance Co. was awarded the Sanofi Canada Wellness Pioneer Award at Benefits Canada‘s…

Canadians prioritizing financial wellness planning in pandemic economy: survey

Canadians prioritizing financial wellness planning in pandemic economy: survey

After nine months of uncertainty in the financial markets and with no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more Canadian workers are…

  • By: Staff
  • October 27, 2020 October 27, 2020
  • 15:15
Scotiabank awarded for adapting benefits in face of coronavirus

Scotiabank awarded for adapting benefits in face of coronavirus

Scotiabank secured its second win at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 16 for adapting its existing benefits and introducing new resources to…

Onus increasingly on employees to plan for retirement but employers still play role

Onus increasingly on employees to plan for retirement but employers still play role

While pension plan sponsors and the government have roles to play when it comes to retirement, it’s increasingly up to individual employees to ensure they…

TMX Group awarded for mobilizing to support staff well-being during coronavirus

TMX Group awarded for mobilizing to support staff well-being during coronavirus

With 95 per cent of employees working from home as of mid-March, TMX Group Ltd.’s wellness team quickly mobilized to create and implement a weekly…

Leadership-driven mental-health strategy nets award for Scotiabank

Leadership-driven mental-health strategy nets award for Scotiabank

At Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 16, Scotiabank was recognized for a mental-health strategy that starts at the top of the organization and focuses…