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The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is setting higher expectations for increased participation of women in board roles at large-cap companies in 2023. The pension fund’s proxy voting guidelines advocate for large-cap companies on developed market indices to increase the number of women directors on their boards to a minimum of 40 per cent, up from […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 24, 2023 January 24, 2023
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Employees who feel like they don’t belong at their workplace are 59 per cent more likely to consider quitting their job due to mental-health concerns, according to a new survey by LifeSpeak Inc. The survey, which polled 1,000 employees and 1,000 human resources professionals, found nearly two-thirds (61 per cent) of employees who reported a […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 19, 2023 January 18, 2023
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Women, people of colour and immigrants in Canada’s technology sector saw employment and pay inequities persist — and in some cases, worsen — between 2001 and 2016, with women increasingly excluded from tech work throughout that period, according to a new report from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship at Toronto Metropolitan University. “It’s infuriating […]

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of North American employers have a formal diversity, equity and inclusion policy or program, while 60 per cent offer employee education on DEI, according to two separate surveys by Leger Marketing Inc. on behalf of ESG Global Advisors and ACI Argyle Communications Inc. The surveys, which polled more than 70 […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 21, 2022 November 18, 2022
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Labatt Breweries of Canada’s wide-reaching diversity, equity and inclusion strategy led to a win in the DEI program category at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. “The whole team is thrilled with the win and that all their hard work and efforts have paid off,” says Robin Doobay, senior manager of total rewards […]

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 with this statement, according to the 2022 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. The results were consistent among employers in both the public (89 per cent) and private (92 per cent) sectors, as […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 28, 2022
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