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HOOPP focusing on DEI, stopping anti-Black racism

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena…

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

76% of companies lacking DEI goals: survey

More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst…

  • By: Staff
  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
  • 09:00

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…


IKEA Canada signing BlackNorth pledge, expanding DEI efforts

IKEA Canada is signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The pledge during Black History Month reconfirms…

  • By: Staff
  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
  • 09:00
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Black professionals lacking clear paths to career advancement: survey

Forty per cent of Black professionals say the biggest obstacle in their career is not having a clear path or opportunity for advancement at their…

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2021 February 17, 2021
  • 09:00
Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

Gallagher appointing Daniel Sullivan senior vice-president of benefits, HR

Gallagher is appointing Daniel Sullivan as senior vice-president of its benefits and human resources consulting practice in Ottawa. Sullivan brings more than 10 years of…

  • By: Staff
  • February 12, 2021 February 26, 2021
  • 09:00
Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

Salesforce planning to switch to flex-work model post-pandemic

San Francisco-based business software maker Salesforce says it will let most of its employees work from home permanently after the coronavirus pandemic, for at least…

Mercer Canada appointing wealth business leader

Mercer Canada is appointing Teresa Palandra as leader of its wealth business. Palandra will be in charge of investment, wealth management and retirement services and solutions…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:57

Manulife names new head of Canadian operations

Manulife Financial Corp. is appointing Sarah Miller Wright as head of Canadian operations. Miller Wright’s role will be to continue Manulife Canada’s work to reimagine…

  • December 10, 2020 January 22, 2021
  • 18:52

Sun Life CEO Dean Connor is retiring and Kevin Strain is taking over in August 2021

Dean Connor, Sun Life Financial Inc.’s president and chief executive officer, is retiring, effective Aug. 6, 2021. Kevin Strain will take over as president and…

  • December 10, 2020 January 4, 2021
  • 01:24

HR teams focusing on total rewards, not just salary, for 2021

Many human resources teams that are planning 2021 salary adjustments and possible changes to total rewards programs need to focus on immediate ways to keep employee morale…

Editorial: Can working women have it all?

Editorial: Can working women have it all?

I’m about to embark on the most exciting and terrifying chapter of my life — by the time you read this, I’ll be more than…

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…

Citigroup staff plant trees, work at food banks for annual volunteering day

Citigroup Inc.’s employees in Toronto spent Tuesday planting trees and shrubs at a local conservation area for the bank’s global community day. During Citi’s annual…

Students value salary, development in prospective jobs: survey

A good salary, job security and professional development are the top employment criteria for post-secondary students, according to a new survey by Universum Global. The…

  • By: Staff
  • May 30, 2019 February 23, 2021
  • 09:00

Constructive dismissal and the corresponding duty to mitigate damages

In a recent case, the Ontario Superior Court found an employee failed to mitigate damages when he refused a return-to-work offer from his employer, with whom he…

  • June 4, 2019 September 13, 2019
  • 08:30

The legal risks of drug plan design changes

Drug plan design changes are often unavoidable, whether they’re due to a carrier modifying contracts across the board or an employer looking to manage ballooning…

Government releases results of workplace harassment, violence consultation

More than half (54 per cent) of Canadians believe training around workplace harassment and violence should occur annually, while 28 per cent said it should…

  • By: Staff
  • May 1, 2019 November 30, 2020
  • 10:05

How can organizations make meaningful improvements to diversity and inclusion?

In 2019, International Women’s Day was a significant event at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan because it prompted the launch of…

  • By: Yaelle Gang
  • September 18, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:31

Finance Minister Bill Morneau resigns, plans to run for head of OECD

The only finance minister to serve under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suddenly resigned Monday night, saying someone else should guide the country through a long…

B.C. introducing legislation for paid domestic, sexual violence leave

British Columbia is tabling legislation that would grant up to five days of paid leave for workers affected by domestic or sexual violence. The leave…

  • By: Staff
  • March 4, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 09:45