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Truth and Reconciliation: Employer awareness growing but more action required, says expert

As Sept. 30 marks the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, employer awareness of the impact of Canada’s residential school system has grown…

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Survey finds perceptions of workplace culture impacting employees’ mental health

Canadian employees are divided on whether there’s a significant difference between the workplace culture cited by their employer and the reality, according to LifeWorks Inc.’s latest…

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on virtual health-care findings in the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are…

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  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
  • 09:00

Half of plan sponsors have implemented coronavirus vaccination policies: BCHS

Around half (53 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan sponsors and two-thirds (65 per cent) of plan members say their workplace implemented a coronavirus vaccination…

  • By: Staff
  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
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How institutional investors can advance Indigenous economic reconciliation

Canada’s institutional investors have reached an inflection point on Indigenous economic reconciliation, says Joseph Bastien, project manager of the Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative. “There’s…

Majority of plan sponsors believe they promote diverse, inclusive workplace: survey

The vast majority (91 per cent) of plan sponsors believe they promote and support a diverse and inclusive workplace, with 44 per cent strongly agreeing…

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  • September 29, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Amendments to bankruptcy, insolvency legislation could disincentivize DB pension plan sponsors, say ACPM, PIAC

The Association of Canadian Pension Management and the Pension Investment Association of Canada are among the organizations saying proposed amendments to the federal Bankruptcy and…

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  • September 29, 2022 September 28, 2022
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Majority of employers say hybrid work is challenging confidence in employee productivity: survey

More than eight in 10 (85 per cent) global company leaders say the shift to hybrid work has challenged their confidence in employee productivity, according…

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  • September 28, 2022 September 28, 2022
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72% of benefits plan members satisfied with working from home: BCHS

Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say they’re extremely or very satisfied with working from home, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada…

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  • September 28, 2022 September 27, 2022
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Caisse developing French residential properties, HOOPP expanding U.K. industrial site

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is entering a strategic partnership to develop affordable housing in France. The investment organization’s real estate arm,…

  • By: Staff
  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
  • 12:30

Alberta’s DB pension funding rules fail to balance sustainability, affordability: ACPM

The Association of Canadian Pension Management is taking aim at the Alberta government’s funding rules for private sector defined benefit pension plans. In its response…

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
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Ontario Teachers’ appointing Deepak Dara to lead new Indian office

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is opening an office in Mumbai, India, which will be headed up by Deepak Dara, currently chief of staff to…

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  • September 27, 2022 September 27, 2022
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OTG Management using earned-wage access cards to help employees contend with inflation, emergency costs

Amid rising inflation, airport hospitality services provider OTG Management is supporting employees’ financial wellness through an earned-wage access card. Nearly a third (30 per cent)…

76% of benefits plan members say workplace culture encourages health, wellness: BCHS

Three-quarters (76 per cent) of benefits plan members agreed the overall culture or environment of their workplace encourages health and wellness, unchanged from 2021 and…

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  • September 27, 2022 September 26, 2022
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Canadian base salaries increasing 4% in 2023: survey

Canadian base salaries are set to increase by four per cent in 2023, a percentage that’s comparable to 2022, according to a new survey by LifeWorks…

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  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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88% of benefits plan sponsors satisfied with virtual health-care offerings: BCHS

A majority (88 per cent) of benefits plan sponsors are very (34 per cent) or somewhat (54 per cent) satisfied with their organization’s virtual health-care…

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  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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Givex retaining employees using remote working policy, productivity tools

Toronto-based financial technology company Givex Corp. is using remote working as a key component of its employee retention strategy. “We’ve found our work-from-home strategy has helped us…

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  • September 26, 2022 September 26, 2022
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Report finds U.S. DC plan members remain committed to saving, investing despite financial uncertainty

Defined contribution pension plan members in the U.S. are committed to saving and investing, as only two per cent stopped contributing to their plan in…

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  • September 23, 2022 September 25, 2022
  • 15:00

Total drug costs, claimants up in 2021: report

Total drug costs grew to $2 billion in 2021, rising steadily from $1.4 billion in 2017, according to Green Shield Canada’s annual drug trends report.…

  • By: Staff
  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

A survey on employee attitudes towards remote working was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories…

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  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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Almost half of benefits plan members reporting good overall health in the past year: survey

Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members say their health was generally excellent or very good in the past year, up from…

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  • September 23, 2022 September 22, 2022
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HOOPP selling Alberta industrial portfolio, BCI investing in home services franchise group

The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan’s subsidiary HOOPP Realty Inc. is selling a portfolio of industrial properties to a real estate investment trust. Under the…

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  • September 22, 2022 September 22, 2022
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Mental-health supports, training on the rise as a fifth of benefits plan members report poor mental health: survey

A fifth (22 per cent) of Canadian benefits plan members report their mental health over the past year was generally poor, more than twice the…

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00
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PIAC providing feedback on potential updates to Alberta’s private sector pension legislation

The Pension Investment Association of Canada is providing feedback on the Alberta government’s consultation draft of potential legislative and policy updates for private sector pension…

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  • September 22, 2022 September 21, 2022
  • 09:00

StoneRidge Insurance Brokers acquiring benefits consultancy MultiCare Group

Ontario-based StoneRidge Insurance Brokers Corp. is acquiring employee benefits consultancy MultiCare Group. The acquisition will allow StoneRidge to provide a full range of insurance, risk…

  • By: Staff
  • September 21, 2022 September 21, 2022
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