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Canada Life partnering with Shoppers Drug Mart-led health-coaching program

Canada Life Assurance Co. is introducing a new health-coaching program, led by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.’s Health Solutions team, to help Canadians prevent and manage…

  • By: Staff
  • March 1, 2021 March 2, 2021
  • 09:00

WestJet hiring its first chief medical officer

WestJet Airlines Ltd. is hiring Dr. Tammy McKnight as its first chief medical officer. According to a press release, McKnight will develop and implement initiatives related…

TD Bank expanding DEI goals via e-training, shared experiences

TD Bank is broadening its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and connecting employees through anti-racism e-learnings, promoting intersectionality and a storytelling approach. During the month…

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Alberta Health Services adding new mental-health resources to EAP

Alberta Health Services is enhancing its employee assistance program with new mental-health resources for members. The new offerings are the result of a partnership between…

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 09:00

Canadian workers prioritizing mental, physical well-being during pandemic: report

Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest mental-health index reveals Canadians’ health and well-being remains relatively unchanged since December’s low of negative 11.8, leading many employees to prioritize…

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 19, 2021
  • 09:00
Employee off-hours conduct during coronavirus pandemic leading to dismissals

Editorial: Don’t waste this mental-health crisis

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. The epigram was first coined back in 2004, but it remains as relevant as it was 17…

Head to head: Are employees being prescribed too much medication for mental-health issues?

With claims trends on the rise in workplace benefits plans, two medical professionals compare different treatment paths for mental-health care. Dr. Karen Cohen, chief executive…

  • February 16, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 08:59

Employers helping employees battle mental-health challenges

In 2020’s Workplace Benefits Awards, the finalists in the mental-health category have a key feature in common — their passion for promoting and supporting employee…

Managing the employee mental-health tsunami

In early 2020, many employees had no idea a great wave was on its way. While reports of a novel coronavirus spread around the globe,…

Building blocks: Using data to develop holistic workplace mental-health training

When CGI Group Inc. launched its mental-health and wellness program six years ago, its primary focus was on education and reducing stigma. Since then, the…

60% of Indigenous workers feel psychologically unsafe on the job: survey

60% of Indigenous workers feel psychologically unsafe on the job: survey

As Krystal Abotossaway, a Toronto woman with Anishinaabe Kwe heritage and who is TD Bank’s senior manager of diversity and inclusion and the president of…

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

Canadians’ financial well-being on the decline: survey

The financial well-being of Canadians has declined over the last year, according to a new survey by Morneau Shepell Ltd. It rated Canadians’ overall financial…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 09:00
Employer support for well-being lacking amid pandemic: survey

Employer support for well-being lacking amid pandemic: survey

Only 15 per cent of employees feel their employer is offering enough resources to support well-being during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey…

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  • February 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00

Haleo, Optima partnering on insomnia treatment via EAP

Online sleep clinic Haleo and employee assistance program provider Optima Global Health are forming a partnership to make solutions for insomnia and other sleep disorders accessible…

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 15:00

Pandemic affecting employee well-being, work-life balance: survey

While the coronavirus pandemic is increasing employee burnout globally, the impact differs across countries, according to a new work trends index by Microsoft Corp. The…

  • By: Staff
  • September 24, 2020 November 16, 2020
  • 15:15

EAP counselling more effective on issues of presenteeism than other workplace problems: survey

Presenteeism is the No. 1 issue for employers in terms of its negative impact on the workforce and the extent to which is can be…

  • By: Staff
  • September 18, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:30
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…

Pandemic blurring work-life lines a recipe for employee burnout

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, technology was blurring the lines between work and home life. An unhealthy attachment to our mobile phones made it easy…

  • September 15, 2020 February 5, 2021
  • 08:45

Medcan partnering with Lift to enhance wellness offering

Medcan is partnering with fitness app Lift to enhance its wellness offering to plan sponsors. The platform, which includes customized exercise programming, digital equipment and…

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:00

Canadian employers enhancing well-being programs in response to pandemic: survey

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, more than half of Canadian employers (53 per cent) are enhancing their well-being programs, while 27 per cent are…

  • By: Staff
  • September 11, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 08:45

Canadians’ mental health declines with added concerns about back to school: survey

Canadians’ mental health continues to be affected by the impact of the coronavirus, including concerns about a second wave, ongoing economic uncertainties and the added…

  • By: Staff
  • September 9, 2020 November 17, 2020
  • 15:15

Plan Sponsor Week: Mental-health support starts with understanding barriers

While the vast majority of Canadians say the coronavirus pandemic is impacting their mental health, just 60 per cent are receiving the treatment or social support…

Anxiety on the rise, overtaking depression as top mental-health concern: analysis

In the months following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety is on the rise over other mental-health conditions, overtaking depression as the No. 1…

  • By: Staff
  • August 21, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:15
Best Buy helping staff work out from home with virtual fitness classes

Best Buy helping staff work out from home with virtual fitness classes

Best Buy Canada Ltd. has had a well-used on-site gym at its Burnaby, B.C. head office for a decade. But when employees started working from…

2020 Consultants Report: Pandemic will fundamentally change benefits, pension plans

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally changing the future of work and, very likely, the nature of employer-sponsored benefits and pension plans. Looking to the end…