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Head to head: Are employers making progress in improving DEI efforts?

While diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major focus over the past two years, good intentions must be matched by action. Wendy Cukier, founder…

DuPont Canada introduces gender affirmation, fertility coverage to connect benefits plan with DEI strategy

By introducing gender affirmation and fertility benefits coverage, DuPont Canada is aligning its benefits plan with its multinational diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. It all…

How employers are integrating DEI into their benefits plans

When the Molson Coors Beverage Co. introduced gender affirmation benefits for its Canadian workforce early this year, it was an extension of its diversity, equity…

Institutional investors seeking to plug data gaps in push for diversity

At the Alberta Investment Management Corp., diversity, equity and inclusion has catapulted up the priority list when it comes to investment strategy. While DEI has…

2022 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: Pension plan sponsors incorporating DEI into plan philosophy, design and communications

Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives aren’t a new concept for employers — just ask any human resources professional. However, in a changing world marked by…

How SEIU Healthcare is making retirement planning accessible for members

A quarter of single seniors live below the poverty line in Canada and the problem is getting worse, with employer sponsored pension plans not accessible…

How employers can dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace

AstraZeneca is taking steps to dismantle unconscious bias in the workplace as part of its wider efforts to embed diversity, equity and inclusion into its…

Back to basics on employee resource groups

In response to the race riots in Rochester, N.Y. in the 1960s, the chief executive officer of Xerox Holdings Corp. and its Black employees decided…

Q&A with Ikea Canada’s John Williams

IKEA Canada’s leader of equality, diversity and inclusion discusses the company’s equality plan, diversity in leadership and herbal medicine. Q: What top challenges do you…

How to prepare pension portfolios for persistently higher inflation: CPBI session

There are a lot of reasons to believe financial markets will be very different in the next 10 to 20 years than what pension funds…

OMERS expanding Australian telecom tower network, Caisse investing in online furniture retailer

The Ontario Municipal Employees’ Retirement System is acquiring an Australian developer owner and operator of telecommunications towers. Following the acquisition, the OMERS will consolidate the…

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  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
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Fewer plan members making drug claims, but specialty medications increasing average eligible amounts: report

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, fewer Canadian benefits plan members are making drug claims, according to Telus Health’s annual drug trends report. The report, based…

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  • June 23, 2022 June 22, 2022
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Report finds U.S. DC plan members continuing contributions in Q1, despite market upheaval

Just 0.9 per cent of 35 million U.S. defined contribution pension plan members ceased making contributions during the first quarter of 2022, according to a…

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  • June 22, 2022 June 23, 2022
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KPMG allowing employees to work remotely from another province, country

KPMG in Canada is allowing employees to work remotely from another province or country in a bid to attract and retain talent amid a crowded…

Meet the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards judges

As the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process draws to a close later this month, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of…

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No need for separate OSFI culture risk management guideline, says CIA

Culture risk management can be enhanced within existing risk management frameworks, says the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, adding it doesn’t see a need for a…

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  • June 22, 2022 June 21, 2022
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IMCO allocates funds to global credit managers, Caisse-backed bus fleet operator buys transport company

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario is allocating US$1 billion to two global credit managers. The majority of the capital, US$550 million, will be invested…

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  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 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…

Unifor, PW Transit agreement includes CAAT DBplus pension membership

The union representing Pacific Western Transit Canada workers in Pemberton, Squamish and Whistler, B.C., has ratified a five-year collective agreement that will see members move…

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  • June 21, 2022 June 20, 2022
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Trusteed pension funds’ assets valued at $2.27TN in Q4: Stats Can

The market value of assets held by Canadian trusteed pension funds increased 4.2 per cent to $2.27 trillion in the fourth quarter of 2021, up from…

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  • June 21, 2022 June 21, 2022
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31% of Canadian employees considering job change in second half of 2022: survey

Nearly a third (31 per cent) of Canadian employees are currently looking or plan to look for a new role in the second half of…

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  • June 20, 2022 June 21, 2022
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Stelco entering $1.3BN annuity buy-in for DB pension

Stelco Inc. is de-risking one of its defined benefit pension plans with a $1.3 billion annuity buy-in. The deal, which covers more than 7,000 United…

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  • June 20, 2022 June 23, 2022
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Canadian employees’ engagement in line with global average of 21%: survey

While Canada’s rate of employee engagement is in line with the global average of 21 per cent, it remains lower than the U.S. (35 per…

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  • June 20, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Half of dog owners would leave employer for more pet-friendly company: survey

Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by…

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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Top 5 HR, benefits and pension stories of the week

An article on the possible surge of disability claims linked to long-haul coronavirus and remote work injuries was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the…

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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