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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…

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  • September 6, 2022 September 2, 2022
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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…

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  • July 27, 2022 July 27, 2022
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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…

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  • July 21, 2022 July 20, 2022
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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…

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
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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,…

74% of employers say cost is most important part of benefits plan design, review: survey

Three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers cite cost as the most important aspect to consider when designing and reviewing their benefits plans, followed by employee…

Scotiabank supporting employee financial well-being with pension info sessions

Scotiabank is supporting its employees’ financial well-being with a week of information sessions in June. Ayman Alvi, director of global benefits at Scotiabank, says the…

How are personalized communications connecting with employees?

As employers increasingly customize their human resources, benefits and pension communications campaigns, how are these methods connecting with employees? Long gone are the days of…

2022 Workplace Benefits Awards opens for entries

Does your organization’s benefits plan or financial wellness program deserve recognition? Are you leading the way when it comes to supporting your employees’ mental health? Is…

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  • April 29, 2022 April 29, 2022
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96% of U.S. employers say workers are stressed amid ongoing pandemic: survey

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, 96 per cent of U.S. employers say their employees are stressed out, with 58 per cent saying they’re “somewhat” stressed…

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  • April 20, 2022 April 20, 2022
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How Foresters Financial redesigned its pension, benefits plans to provide employees with more flexibility

In 2021, Foresters Financial redesigned its retirement and benefits plans to be more flexible, relevant and competitive, modernizing the plans with the recognition that employees…

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Mental-health apps just one part of support, treatment process

While mental-health apps play an important role in employee benefits offerings, employers must remember apps are the gateway to treatment and not the treatment itself,…

75% of Canadians want employers to address mental-health problems at work: survey

The majority (75 per cent) of Canadians believe it’s a priority for their employers to address mental-health problems in the workplace, according to a new…

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  • March 25, 2022 March 25, 2022
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Employee feedback key to assessing impact of workplace mental-health supports

While Canadian employers have spent millions of dollars to address and support employee mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, the co-author of a new study…

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46% of employers lacking clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategy: survey

Almost half (46 per cent) of employers say their organizations currently lack clear benefits, recognition and rewards strategies, according to a new survey by Arthur…

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  • February 18, 2022 February 17, 2022
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A spotlight on six employers’ winning mental-health strategies

Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, leading Canadian employers are demonstrating their unwavering commitment to supporting their employees’ mental health. In fact, Benefits Canada’s…

How to build a psychologically safe workplace

Making mental health and well-being the foundation of an organization’s culture wields success for employers. Well before the coronavirus pandemic put mental health in the…


How Accenture, Traction on Demand are supporting working parents in 2022

A new year is bringing back old issues for employers and employees alike. The rise of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant meant many students…


TTC, City of Toronto terminating unvaccinated employees

The Toronto Transit Commission and the City of Toronto are among the latest employers to fire workers for not complying with a mandatory coronavirus vaccination…

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  • January 11, 2022 January 11, 2022
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Expert panel: Designing a benefits plan for the new world of work in 2022 and beyond

As companies adapt their people strategies for return to the office or for a new remote or hybrid work arrangement, employee retention will be a…

  • By: Kim Siddall
  • December 30, 2021 December 16, 2021
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Half of Canadians report worsening mental health: survey

Employers, employees offer differing opinions on mental-health support: survey

Significant disparities exist between U.S. employers’ and employees’ perceptions of workplace mental-health support, according to a new survey by Lighthouse Research & Advisory. When employers…

  • By: Staff
  • December 22, 2021 December 21, 2021
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