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Coverage of the 2021 Mental Health Summit

Recognized as the leading and most well-known event in workplace mental health for more than 15 years, Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Mental Health Summit, which was…

2021 Mental Health Summit: A look at the lesser-known impact of diabetes distress

The World Health Organization has designated diabetes as the only non-viral epidemic and diabetes drugs continue to be ranked as the second highest cost category…

2021 Mental Health Summit: Rapid access, recovery and return to work with intensive outpatient programming

Approximately two in five Canadians live with a mental-health disorder and about eight million are struggling with non-prescriptive addiction. Medically managed intensive outpatient programming, or…

2021 Mental Health Summit: Fraser Health Authority takes steps to supporting staff with substance use issues

The Fraser Health Authority has always taken care of its employees when they go on disability leave, but the organization recently decided to change the…

2021 Mental Health Summit: Mental health and obesity — the hidden face of the pandemic

It isn’t surprising that the Canadian Mental Health Association reported 41 per cent of adults saw a decline in their mental health due to the…

2021 Mental Health Summit: Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy a key mental-health strategy

Mental health is the leading cause of disability for Canadian employers of all types, sectors and sizes, with 70 per cent of employers saying expanding…

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2021 Mental Health Summit: Expanding the mental-health toolkit with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy

Mental health is a major pandemic in and of itself, with surveys showing a 300 per cent increase in people reporting symptoms of anxiety and…

Fluor Canada cares for employee well-being during coronavirus

2021 Mental Health Summit: How Fluor Canada is supporting employee well-being through the pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, Fluor Canada was ready with ample mental-health supports for its employees, all thanks to a mental-health strategy…

2021 Mental Health Summit: Using mental-health supports to attract, retain talent in tight labour market

Benefits plans with a wide range of mental-health supports are taking on new importance as employers look to attract and retain key talent in a…

Employer health benefits cost trends to rise 8.1% globally in 2022: survey

Employer-sponsored health benefits cost trends are expected to increase 8.1 per cent on average globally in 2022, according to a new survey by Willis Towers…

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  • November 19, 2021 November 19, 2021
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Webinar coverage: How can employers better support working caregivers?

Many employees are engaged in a challenging “juggling act,” with about one in four Canadians aged 15 and older providing ongoing care to a family…

38% of plan sponsors planning to update benefits plan design in 2021: survey

More than a third (38 per cent) of plan sponsors are planning to update their benefits plan design by the end of this year, on…

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  • November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021
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Remote working helping employees with chronic conditions miss less work: survey

The shift to remote working due to the coronavirus pandemic is helping 77 per cent of employees with chronic conditions and/or chronic pain miss less…

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  • November 1, 2021 October 27, 2021
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Majority of HR leaders believe benefits, retirement offerings meeting needs of all: survey

The majority of human resources professionals said they believe their organizations’ current benefits and retirement offerings are meeting the needs of a diverse workforce, according to…

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  • October 29, 2021 October 29, 2021
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3M Canada wins mental-health award for refreshing support during pandemic

Refreshing and re-communicating its mental-health program during the coronavirus pandemic led to 3M Canada’s win at the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. Back…

Shopify wins award for ‘digital by design’ employee health, wellness strategy

Shopify Inc. was awarded for its digital-first employee health and wellness strategy at Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. The technology company won the…

Editorial: Looking back — and ahead — in an unprecedented year

Editorial: Chronic disease, mental health in spotlight as pandemic surges on

With the Delta variant leading the coronavirus pandemic in a renewed surge, employers continue to have a surplus of challenges, regardless of whether or not…

Employers leveraging benefits, flexibility to prevent pandemic surge in disability claims

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ottawa Community Housing Corp. battened down the hatches and focused on addressing any absence management issues before…

Supporting employees with chronic conditions amid pandemic-fueled delays to care

As the country began shutting down to focus on beating back the coronavirus at the height of the pandemic in March 2020, people with chronic…

Webinar coverage: Is flexibility key to a successful return to the workplace?

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, Julie Gaudry and her colleagues in the industry braced themselves for a surge in disability…

Webinar coverage: Tackling barriers and increasing access to mental-health care

While there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel with respect to the coronavirus pandemic and the return to normal life,…

Investing in iCBT offerings can pay off for employers

As many employees struggle with mental-health issues during these tumultuous times, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy is one tool that may help them bounce back. Employers…

2021 BPS coverage: Drug, disability claims stabilizing but pandemic’s impact lingers

While the rates of drug and disability claims are returning to their pre-pandemic levels, employers are still contending with the impact of the coronavirus crisis…

Coverage of the 2021 Tech Insights: Spring Edition Conference

On April 15, Benefits Canada hosted 2021 Tech Insights: Spring Edition, an event designed to showcase the latest technology in benefits, administration and plan member offerings. This…

How the pandemic has evolved the meaning of an EAP

Canadians have weathered two waves of the coronavirus pandemic and are now working their way through the third. But what happens when the fourth wave…