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2024 Mental Health Summit: How plan sponsors can support employees’ self-management of mental health

While self-management strategies for mental health can empower plan members, plan sponsors also have a role to play in creating a work environment that’s conducive…

2024 Mental Health Summit: The importance of mental-health training for people leaders

People leaders and managers have an important role to play in the well-being of their team members, said Carmen Bellows, registered psychologist and director of…

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2024 Mental Health Summit: How plan sponsors can support grieving employees

People going through the loss of a loved one often worry they’re not grieving in the right way if their experience differs from their and…

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2024 Mental Health Summit: The past, present and future of EAPs in Canada

Warren Shepell has had a front-row seat for the evolution of how mental health has been treated in the workplace.  Shepell was the pioneer and…

2024 Mental Health Summit: What does effective integration of psychological health and safety look like?

When the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace was released just over a decade ago by the Mental Health Commission of…

49% of executive leaders say financial stress preventing frontline staff from doing best work: survey

Nearly half (49 per cent) of executive leaders say financial stress often or very often prevents their frontline workers from doing their best work, according to…

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  • July 15, 2024 July 16, 2024
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Employers considering dropping dental from benefits plan should think twice: expert

Employers that are considering dropping dental coverage from their benefits plan following the launch of the national dental care program are advised to think twice, says Graham Young, director…

CBSA, PSAC, CIU agreement includes pension, benefits gains

The unions representing more than 9,000 Canada Border Services Agency employees have ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains. The agreement…

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  • July 12, 2024 July 11, 2024
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60% of working women believe menopause, reproductive health issues can affect career advancement: report

Three-fifths (60 per cent) of working women believe health issues around menstruation, menopause and reproductive health can affect their career advancement abilities, according to a…

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  • July 11, 2024 July 10, 2024
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Blair Morrison retiring from BCFSA

Blair Morrison, chief executive officer and chief statutory officer of the British Columbia Financial Services Authority, is retiring in early 2025 after more than five…

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  • July 9, 2024 July 8, 2024
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91% of PSAC members opposed to Treasury Board’s hybrid work mandate: survey

The majority (91 per cent) of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s members are strongly opposed to the Treasury Board’s new hybrid work mandate, according…

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  • July 8, 2024 July 8, 2024
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2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: The connection between DEI and psychological health

By creating a psychologically safe workplace in which employees can feel free to be their authentic selves, employers can encourage increased communication and collaboration, said…

2024 Vancouver Benefits Summit: How Telus is making well-being, mental health a cultural priority

Telus Communications Inc. is ensuring employees bring their best self to the job by supporting their well-being both in the workplace and at home, said…

Unions welcoming equitable pension reform for frontline public safety, law enforcement workers

The federal government recently announced plans to introduce legislation in the fall expanding pension eligibility to frontline public safety and law enforcement workers in Canada.…

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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article outlining the implications of a single-payer universal pharmacare system was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources,…

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  • July 5, 2024 July 4, 2024
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Half of Canadians plan to search for new job in second half of 2024: survey

Half (50 per cent) of Canadian employees say they’re planning to search for a new job in the second half of 2024, up from 41…

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  • July 4, 2024 July 3, 2024
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How AI can help employers with reskilling, career development during uncertain times

Amid an uncertain job market and cost-of-living worries, employers can harness the benefits of artificial intelligence to help employees with reskilling and career development, says…

U.S. workplace supplemental health product sales increase 3% to $1.3BN in Q1 2024: report

Sales of U.S. workplace supplemental health products totalled nearly US$1.3 billion in new annualized premiums in the first quarter of 2024 ― a three per cent…

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  • July 2, 2024 June 28, 2024
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the benefits of tailoring an individual’s work schedule around their circadian rhythm and optimum times of productivity was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com…

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  • June 28, 2024 June 27, 2024
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OPB marching in Toronto’s Pride Parade in support of LGBTQ2S+ employees, community

The Ontario Pension Board is displaying its support for its LGBTQ2S+ employees and, indeed, the wider community, as some of its workers proudly wave the…

Meet the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

With the 2024 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process soon drawing to a close, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this…

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  • June 28, 2024 June 28, 2024
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59% of Canadians with a workplace pension plan feel prepared for retirement: survey

Six in 10 (59 per cent) Canadians with an employer-sponsored pension plan say they feel somewhat or very well prepared for retirement, compared to only 34…

1Password’s Pride Month events highlighting intersectionality, community spirit

For Pride Month, 1Password is bringing employees together to highlight intersectionality through a host of initiatives, including a keynote presentation by Canada’s Drag Race‘s season one contestant,…

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Gender pay gap in Canada’s tech sector almost tripled between 2016 and 2021: report

The gender pay gap in Canada’s technology sector almost tripled between 2016 and 2021, amounting to the average salary of a woman in the industry…

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Three-quarters of Canadian employers offer or are keen to offer flexible benefits: survey

Three-quarters of Canadian organizations (and 67 per cent of global employers) either offer or are keen to offer benefits choice or flexible benefits, according to a…

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  • June 25, 2024 June 24, 2024
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