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Durham Region Police Service rolling out mental-health app for employees

Durham Region Police Service rolling out mental-health app for employees

An Ontario police service is providing its employees with a new tool to ensure good mental health. The Durham Region Police Service’s new DRPSupport app…

  • By: Staff
  • February 2, 2021 February 2, 2021
  • 15:00
As substance abuse rises amid pandemic, employers can help

As substance abuse rises amid pandemic, employers can help

While workplaces around the world deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many employees are also struggling with the secondary crisis of increased alcohol and drug…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • February 2, 2021 February 2, 2021
  • 09:00
Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Plan sponsors, pension plans taking lessons from 2020 to decade ahead

Following an unprecedented 2020, Canada’s plan sponsors and pension plans are incorporating the lessons of the last year as they prepare for a new decade,…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • January 29, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Green Shield Canada partnering with SmileDirectClub on virtual dental care

Green Shield Canada partnering with SmileDirectClub on virtual dental care

Green Shield Canada is teaming up with SmileDirectClub Inc. to deliver in-network coverage of virtual orthodontic care to its dental-plan members. “We continue to be…

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2021 January 28, 2021
  • 15:00
Eligibility affecting caseloads in provincial disability benefits programs: report

Eligibility affecting caseloads in provincial disability benefits programs: report

Data collected over the last decade suggests that differing eligibility requirements for provincial disability benefits programs affected caseloads in the provinces that offer them, according…

  • By: Staff
  • January 28, 2021 January 28, 2021
  • 09:00
Latest GM Canada, Unifor deal includes DB pension changes, benefits enhancements

Latest GM Canada, Unifor deal includes DB pension changes, benefits enhancements

The union representing General Motors of Canada Co. employees in Ontario has ratified a new agreement for workers at a plant in Ingersoll that removes…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • January 26, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
Psychedelic-therapeutic solutions ETF launching

Psychedelic-therapeutic solutions ETF launching

Horizons ETFs Management Canada Inc. is launching what it says is the world’s first exchange-traded fund focused on North American life science and pharmaceutical companies developing…

  • By: Staff
  • January 26, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:00
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
CloudMD acquiring EAP provider, health-care navigation platform and a digital-health company

CloudMD acquiring EAP provider, health-care navigation platform and a digital-health company

CloudMD Software & Services Inc. is beefing up its offerings via the recent acquisitions of HumanaCare Organizational Resources Inc., Medical Confidence Inc. and Aspiria Corp.…

  • By: Staff
  • January 20, 2021 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00
Walmart Canada partnering with Thrive Global on employee well-being program

Walmart Canada partnering with Thrive Global on employee well-being program

Walmart Canada Corp. is partnering with Thrive Global’s employee well-being program.  The program will offer behaviour-change resources and solutions to Walmart Canada’s 100,000 employees, ranging from frontline…

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2021 January 19, 2021
  • 15:00
Family-status discrimination issues remain ‘minefield’ for employers

Family-status discrimination issues remain ‘minefield’ for employers

Confusion as to what constitutes family-status discrimination in Canada continues to vex employers. “The Supreme Court of Canada had an opportunity to create a uniform…

Chronic disease, drug claims driving benefits plan costs: report

Chronic disease, drug claims driving benefits plan costs: report

Growth in chronic disease and increased drug claims are two of the key factors driving up the cost of private health benefit plans, according to…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 February 23, 2021
  • 15:00
Employee mental health, productivity remain low amid pandemic

Employee mental health, productivity remain low amid pandemic

Employee mental health and workplace productivity is worsening as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, according to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest mental-health index.  “While most of…

  • By: Staff
  • January 15, 2021 February 16, 2021
  • 09:02

Feds supporting B.C. workplace violence-, harassment-prevention training program

The federal government, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association and its partners, the Warehouse Union Canada, and the Ending Violence Association of B.C., are launching a comprehensive…

  • By: Staff
  • February 11, 2021 February 11, 2021
  • 09:00

B.C. making it easier for employees to make coronavirus compensation claims

A recent change to British Columbia employment law is making it easier for workers to claim compensation related to a coronavirus infection. Last August, B.C.…

  • By: Staff
  • February 10, 2021 February 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Federal employers shouldn’t change employment entitlements during notice period: court

A recent decision from the Ontario Superior Court suggests that federally-regulated employers will be held to the same strict rules as their provincial counterparts in…

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…

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

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

Majority of Canadians support extending EI sickness benefit to at least 26 weeks: survey

A new survey by Ipsos for the Canadian Cancer Society showed 88 per cent of Canadians support extending the employment insurance sickness benefit to at…

  • By: Staff
  • February 25, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00

Uber drivers classified as workers, given benefits in landmark U.K. ruling

Uber drivers in Britain should be classed as “workers” and not self-employed, the U.K. Supreme Court ruled Feb. 19, in a decision that threatens the company’s…

Alyssa Hodder joining International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans has appointed Alyssa Hodder as director of education and outreach for Canada. In the new role, she’ll be…

  • December 10, 2020 January 23, 2021
  • 19:13