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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 March 3, 2021
  • 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…

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…

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…

Robust communications campaign leads to award for TMX Group

Robust communications campaign leads to award for TMX Group

TMX Group Ltd.’s robust communications campaign for its long-standing employee share purchase plan led to a win in the benefits plan communications category at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits…

CSS pension plan recognized for digital-first communications strategy

CSS pension plan recognized for digital-first communications strategy

The Co-operative Superannuation Society Pension Plan’s digital-first communications plan netted it the pension plan communications award at Benefits Canada‘s 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct.…

Who are the winners of the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Who are the winners of the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards?

Benefits Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2020 Workplace Benefits Awards. At a virtual roundtable and awards ceremony on Friday morning, 19 finalists gathered to discuss their leading benefits…

  • By: Staff
  • October 16, 2020 October 16, 2020
  • 14:00
2020 Top 50 DC Plans Report: Member behaviour under microscope amid pandemic

2020 Top 50 DC Plans Report: Member behaviour under microscope amid pandemic

Defined contribution pensions are taking a bumpy ride in the coronavirus pandemic, with plan sponsors and their members facing volatile stock markets, financial uncertainty and…

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Expecting the unexpected at Alberta’s Local Authorities Pension Plan

The Local Authorities Pension Plan is in an interesting situation. Historically, the president of the Alberta Treasury Board and the minister of finance was the…

What’s the latest on benefits, retirement advisor fee disclosure?

What’s the latest on benefits, retirement advisor fee disclosure?

When the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association rolled out its proposed compensation disclosure guideline in January 2018, it quickly inflamed tensions with group benefits…

Employee burnout surges amid coronavirus pandemic: survey

Employee burnout surges amid coronavirus pandemic: survey

A third (33 per cent) of employees said they’re more burned out on the job these days compared to 2019, according to a new survey by…

  • By: Staff
  • October 13, 2020 October 13, 2020
  • 15:15

HR teams focusing on total rewards, not just salary, for 2021

Many human resources teams that are planning 2021 salary adjustments and possible changes to total rewards programs need to focus on immediate ways to keep employee morale…

Third of employers froze salaries in 2020, compared to projection of 2%, finds survey

More than a third (36 per cent) of Canadian organizations froze salaries in 2020, compared to a pre-coronavirus forecast of just two per cent, according…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:45
Editorial: Can working women have it all?

Editorial: Can working women have it all?

I’m about to embark on the most exciting and terrifying chapter of my life — by the time you read this, I’ll be more than…

Hyundai Canada addresses coronavirus with mental-health, connectivity initiatives

Hyundai Canada addresses coronavirus with mental-health, connectivity initiatives

The coronavirus pandemic has altered the landscape of Canadian workplaces. Now, more than ever, communication and compassion are imperative for employees to feel secure and…

Q&A with ABC Technologies’ Cindy Xing

Q&A with ABC Technologies’ Cindy Xing

ABC Technologies Inc.’s director of total rewards talks wellness, new retirement savings plans and gardening. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role?…