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Microsoft Canada advancing DEI goals with new partnership

Microsoft Canada is partnering with the Black Professionals in Tech Network to grow Black talent at the company, in line with advancing its own culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Microsoft executives will participate in monthly learning pods as well as BPTN education events on important topics within the tech industry. A series of lean-in sessions will also take place with participation from […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
  • 15:00
Enbridge signing BlackNorth Initiative pledge, increasing diversity efforts

Enbridge Inc. is undertaking a series of steps to further diversify its workforce and address anti-Black systemic racism, starting with signing onto the BlackNorth Initiative pledge. Founded by the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism, the pledge asks senior business leaders across the country to commit to undertaking specific actions and targets […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2021 April 14, 2021
  • 09:00
Pension fund managers calling for stronger ESG disclosure

A group of Canadian pension plan investment managers is calling on companies to standardize their environmental, social and governance disclosure to help them in their investment decision-making and better assess and manage their risks. Together, the eight fund managers oversee a total of about $1.6 trillion in assets and are committing to strengthening ESG disclosure within […]

Diversity, inclusion at work a priority for younger employees: survey

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace are more of a priority for younger employees, according to a new study commissioned by ADP Canada Co. The survey found respondents aged 18 to 34, as well as those from a visible ethnic community, were the most vocal when it came to issues of diversity and inclusion in […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 25, 2020 November 25, 2020
  • 15:00
Employers embracing diversity, but more work to be done

As more companies integrate diversity, equality and inclusion strategies into their workplaces, listening and leadership are among the keys to a successful program, according to a webinar hosted by Mercer Canada on Thursday. The company held a series of special listening sessions for staff following the deaths of Black civilians during police encounters in the […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 23, 2020 November 23, 2020
  • 09:00
Scotiabank focusing on further strengthening workforce diversity, inclusion

Scotiabank is aiming to increase the representation of visible minorities in senior management roles by 30 per cent or more over the next five years, as part of renewed efforts to diversify its employee population. The step is one of several the bank is taking to address diversity and inclusion in its workforce in the wake […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2020 November 18, 2020
  • 15:15
Starbucks tying executive pay to diversity targets

Starbucks Corp. is aiming to tie its executive compensation to diversity targets beginning in 2021. The move is one of a series of initiatives the coffee chain has pledged to implement in its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and training, which come at a time of social justice unrest in the U.S. Starbucks has committed to […]

Canadian pension plans endorse Canadian Coalition for Good Governance stewardship principles

For the first time, organizations are publicly endorsing the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance’s stewardship principles. To date, the endorsers include the Alberta Investment Management Corp., the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Canada Post Corp. pension plan, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology pension plan, the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, […]

Competitive total rewards programs are a critical component of Canadian organizations’ human resources and corporate strategy, according to a new survey by WorldatWork. The survey, which polled 150 Canadian employers in February, found 96 per cent offer drug, dental, life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability and employee assistance programs. Additionally, 93 per cent of […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 20, 2020 November 24, 2020
  • 15:15
Canadian pension players making donations, investments to alleviate coronavirus pressure

With a world in turmoil, some of Canada’s public pension plans and investment managers are considering how they can use their economic clout to help. The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. realized there was a responsibility in its staff working from home because of the coronavirus. Normally, staff are encouraged each year to take a day of […]