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SSQ Insurance, la Capitale rebranding as Beneva

SSQ Insurance, la Capitale rebranding as Beneva

SSQ Life Insurance Co. Inc. and la Capitale Insurance and Financial Services are rebranding as Beneva, a mutual insurance company with more than $20 billion in assets…

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2020 December 4, 2020
  • 16:00
Maximus Rose partnering with medical cannabis consulting company

Maximus Rose partnering with medical cannabis consulting company

Maximus Rose Living Benefits Inc. is partnering with Medical Marijuana Consultants to offer virtual consulting services and access to medical cannabis to plan sponsors and…

  • By: Staff
  • December 4, 2020 December 4, 2020
  • 15:00
Using benefits data, return to basics to weather coronavirus pandemic

Using benefits data, return to basics to weather coronavirus pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic affecting plan sponsors in different ways, they can return to the basics and use data to manage their benefits spend, according to…

Pandemic-induced recession may impact paternity leave usage: study

Pandemic-induced recession may impact paternity leave usage: study

New research is suggesting a bump in the number of fathers planning to take time off with a new baby under a nascent national leave program…

Feds revising legislation on conversion of health and welfare trusts

Feds revising legislation on conversion of health and welfare trusts

The federal government has published revised draft legislation for the Income Tax Act that would facilitate the conversion of existing health and welfare trusts into…

  • By: Staff
  • December 2, 2020 December 2, 2020
  • 08:50
Economic statement includes new rules for employee stock options

Economic statement includes new rules for employee stock options

In Monday’s fall economic statement, the federal government proposed changes to employee stock option rules and offered additional support for essential workers. The statement provided an…

  • By: Staff
  • December 1, 2020 December 1, 2020
  • 10:30
Federal government publishes employment equity regulations

Federal government publishes employment equity regulations

The federal government is introducing new pay transparency regulations for federally regulated, private sector employers with 100 or more employees. The legislative amendment to the Equity…

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 15:15
Green Shield Benefits Association acquiring Benecaid

Green Shield Benefits Association acquiring Benecaid

The Green Shield Benefits Association, part of the Green Shield Canada group of companies, is acquiring Benecaid Health Benefit Solutions Inc. The company’s current leadership…

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 15:00
EQ Care appointing new director of disability management support services

EQ Care appointing new director of disability management support services

EQ Care is appointing Rosalie Croteau as director of disability management support services. As the company extends further into this area, Croteau will be assisting…

  • By: Staff
  • November 27, 2020 January 19, 2021
  • 09:14
Online CBT effective for chronic, severe mental-health conditions

Online CBT effective for chronic, severe mental-health conditions

Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy is reaching pockets of the population that had never previously accessed mental-health care and achieving clinical improvement for users, said Adam…

Meeting the growing need for mental health with virtual care

Meeting the growing need for mental health with virtual care

Long before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted everyone’s lives, a large portion of the working population had mental-health issues that affected their jobs and performance. But the pandemic…

  • By: Sonya Felix
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 09:00
Seneca College’s EAP schooling remote workers on fitness

Seneca College’s EAP schooling remote workers on fitness

As remote working continues amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Seneca College is increasingly promoting employee fitness. “Employee fitness has always been a high priority for…

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 27, 2020 November 27, 2020
  • 09:00
Conference Coverage: 2020 Mental Health Summit

Conference Coverage: 2020 Mental Health Summit

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the importance of mental health to the forefront like never before. On Nov. 12 and 13, the virtual 2020 Mental…

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…

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

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…

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