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Susan G. Seller

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Expert panel: Risk management, target-benefit framework among themes shaping pension industry in 2024

While it's impossible to predict exactly how pension case law will evolve in future, one can offer an educated guess at some legislative developments and…

  • January 16, 2024 January 15, 2024
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Expert panel: Air Canada decision illustrates danger of relying on pension plan terms in wrongful dismissal actions

A recent court decision in Ontario illustrates the potential danger for employers that attempt to rely on pension plan terms to refute claims for pension-related…

  • February 28, 2023 February 27, 2023
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Expert panel: An update on regulatory oversight of pension risk management

In January, the Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities established a new committee with a mandate to develop a risk management guidance. In the CAPSA's…

  • December 13, 2022 December 12, 2022
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Expert panel: Is risk management the new frontier in pension governance?

The importance of risk management isn’t new for the majority of defined benefit pension plan sponsors and administrators. The impact of long-term interest rates, market…

  • June 7, 2022 June 6, 2022
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Benefits Canada Experts

Katharine Coons

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Expert panel: Employers taking preventative, holistic approach to employee mental health in 2024

Workplace wellness and employee mental health are popular topics of discussion and top priorities for organizations across Canada — and that conversation will continue in…

  • January 8, 2024 January 5, 2024
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Expert panel: How storytelling can support employee mental health

Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human. It’s how information, culture and ways of living are passed down to the next generation. It’s also…

  • May 2, 2023 May 1, 2023
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Expert panel: How employers can support employee mental health in 2023

The coronavirus pandemic put mental health squarely on employers’ agendas and this focus on employee well-being is even more important as some organizations return to…

  • January 3, 2023 January 3, 2023
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Expert panel: The future of work is flexible, prioritizes employee mental health

Employees everywhere are redefining what work means to them and redrawing their expectations of employers. Mental-health supports and flexible working options are now imperative if…

  • May 31, 2022 May 30, 2022
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Benefits Canada Experts

Kim Siddall


Expert panel: How employers can support a multigenerational workforce

Between 2000 and 2022, the average retirement age among Canadians climbed from 61.6 to 64.6, the highest it’s been since 1982, according to data from…

  • December 18, 2023 December 18, 2023
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Expert panel: How employers can align their benefits plan and DEI strategy

The documentation of formal diversity, equity and inclusion policies and approaches is one of the most significant changes to the Canadian workplace over the last…

  • November 7, 2023 November 6, 2023
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Expert panel: How hybrid, remote working can impact employee health, disability management

The majority (88 per cent) of Canadians employees say the coronavirus pandemic changed how they work in one or more ways, a percentage that increases…

  • July 19, 2023 July 18, 2023
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Expert panel: Seven important questions as pandemic moves into endemic phase

In three short years, the relationship between Canadian employers and employees has changed dramatically as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on health, finances…

  • June 6, 2023 June 5, 2023
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Benefits Canada Experts

Wendy Cukier


Expert panel: How employers can support transgender, gender non-conforming employees

Canada’s most recent census found there are 59,460 Canadians aged 15 or older who identify as transgender and 41,355 who identified as non-binary. However, these individuals…

  • September 28, 2023 September 27, 2023
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Expert panel: How portable benefits can support inclusivity among gig workers

The concept of employee benefits was established on a foundation built decades ago, when employees worked full time and long term with one employer. Those…

  • July 6, 2023 July 5, 2023
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Expert panel: Employers embracing DEI to overcome labour shortages in 2023

Amid an ongoing labour shortage, employers of all sizes and sectors are increasingly embracing diversity, equity and inclusion. A recent Statistics Canada report found, as…

  • January 4, 2023 January 3, 2023
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Expert panel: How employers, employees can mitigate workplace microaggressions

Microaggressions — everyone has heard them or may have even used them. Defined as everyday verbal and behavioural slights against a person or group that…

  • October 4, 2022 October 3, 2022
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Benefits Canada Experts

Serafina Morgia

Expert panel: How employers can combat ageism in the workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are esteemed values held by many employers and are table stakes in the value proposition for employees and customers. However, in…

  • July 25, 2023 July 21, 2023
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Expert panel: How to connect with employees in a remote world

In Canada, the coronavirus pandemic is entering a new phase — vaccines are widely available, travel restrictions are gradually lifting and people are returning to…

  • November 23, 2021 November 23, 2021
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Planning for the new post-pandemic normal

For most Canadians, it’s been well over a year since most of the country went into its first lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. I…

  • May 18, 2021 June 1, 2021
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