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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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Benefits Canada Experts

Kim Siddall

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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Expert panel: How employers can support employee wellness ahead of a looming recession

Every day, it seems the news includes a story or two about the economy and whether or not a recession is coming. At the same…

  • November 16, 2022 November 15, 2022
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Expert panel: How employers can support working parents this summer

Heading into the summer months, parents of young or school-aged children are likely juggling work with gaps in their childcare needs. While many working parents…

  • June 21, 2022 June 20, 2022
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Benefits Canada Experts

Gavin Benjamin


Expert panel: How DB pension plan sponsors can use surplus

In 2022, the typical defined benefit pension plan achieved an investment return of roughly negative 12 per cent. However, due to dramatic increases in bond…

  • May 16, 2023 May 16, 2023
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Expert panel: DB pension plan sponsors facing challenges, opportunities in 2023

Similar to 2022, the coming year will present both challenges and opportunities for defined benefit pension plan sponsors, with the rewards going to plan sponsors…

  • January 5, 2023 January 4, 2023
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Expert panel: Does Canada need a pension champion?

In the Expert Commission on Pensions' 2008 review of Ontario’s pension system, it recommended an agency or unit of the provincial government serve as a…

  • December 20, 2022 January 18, 2023
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Expert panel: Are private sector employers heading toward a pension renaissance?

Pension coverage in the public sector is high, with the vast majority of public sector employees covered by a defined benefit pension plan. However, the…

  • May 10, 2022 May 11, 2022
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Benefits Canada Experts

Sara Tatelman

Expert panel: What does Canadian pension legislation say about polyamory?

In December 2022, the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia released an unexpected decision: two men, who had been in a polyamorous relationship with a…

  • May 10, 2023 May 9, 2023
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Expert panel: What does it mean for pension plan members to live separate and apart?

While pension plan administrators know about their plan members' employment history and salaries, they may not expect to learn much about their personal lives, including how…

  • December 6, 2022 December 5, 2022
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Expert panel: How employers can design health benefits, retirement plans for gig workers

Whether they're delivering takeout, chauffeuring passengers, or fixing leaky sinks, most gig workers in Canada don't get benefits. Classified as independent contractors rather than employees,…

  • May 24, 2022 May 26, 2022
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