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Financial literacy initiatives and a wide range of capital accumulation plan options are key components in supporting the financial health of midwives, said Nicole Mellin, executive director of the Association of Ontario Midwives Benefits Trust (pictured left), during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit in February. The association provides its roughly […]

Features such as automatic enrolment in 401(k) savings plans are helping U.S. employees become retirement ready, said Mark Iwry, a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for national retirement and health policy, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Defined Contribution Plan […]

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The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is reporting $53 billion in low-carbon assets, including $15 billion in Quebec, representing an overall increase of $35 billion in low-carbon assets since 2017, according to the investment organization’s latest sustainable investing report. It found the investment organization has more than $330 billion in assets with a […]

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  • April 16, 2024 April 16, 2024
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North American employees who are part of equity-deserving groups continue to report shortfalls in salary and advancement opportunities compared to other workers, according to a new survey by the Robert Walters Group. The survey, which polled 6,000 workers, found 72 per cent more men than women said they earn a salary of $55,000 or more. […]

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  • April 8, 2024 April 5, 2024
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The issues that lay at the root of the social justice unrest of 2020 haven’t dissipated and four years later, many investment organizations are focusing on building up their internal support networks for employees from the Black, Indigenous and people of colour communities, says Sri Vemuri, senior vice-president and national sales manager at Capital Group Canada. “While […]

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Fewer than four in 10 Black Americans say they’ve saved or are saving enough for retirement according to a new survey by LIMRA. The survey, which polled 3,000 employees, also found Black Americans were less likely than the general population to have invested in a workplace retirement account (37 per cent compared to 46 per […]

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  • February 16, 2024 February 15, 2024
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The federal government has launched a new pay transparency website to better illustrate how women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Indigenous Peoples are represented and paid at federally regulated private sector employers. The new site, called Equi’Vision, provides a visualization that allows users to compare data on workforce representation rates and pay gaps experienced […]

Canadian companies are making uneven progress on efforts to make workplaces more inclusive and equitable for Black workers, according to a survey from KPMG in Canada. The survey, which polled 1,000 employed Canadians who identify as Black, found more than 80 per cent of respondents said employers are making improvements — but a similar proportion said […]

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Roughly half of Black, Indigenous and people of colour employees in Canada report feeling uncomfortable or unwelcome in the workplace, especially those aged 30 to 44, according to a new survey by the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. The survey, which polled 500 employees, found many instances of discrimination were disproportionately reported by respondents […]

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  • February 1, 2024 February 14, 2024
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Achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace requires a multi-pronged approach that ensures inclusion is embedded into business practices, beginning with traditional recruitment practices. After the social justice movement of 2020 in response to the death of George Floyd, employers across the globe pledged to address systemic racism in the workplace. Indeed, many Canadian employers […]