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Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd. is expanding its coverage for mental-health and family-building benefits as part of its strategy to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion throughout its benefits plan. The family-owned bottling company made a promise to its partner, the Coca-Cola Co., that it would build a multi-generational business and create a safe and inclusive workplace […]

When Bell Canada launched its Bell Let’s Talk initiative in 2010, the telecommunications company announced a plan to spend $155 million on fighting stigma, improving access to care and funding research for mental health — but it also knew it had to lead by example.  One of the pillars of its plan was improving the […]

Recently, Canada’s Workplace Mental Health and Well-being Research Centre surveyed 141 employers, analyzing the practices they put in place during the coronavirus pandemic to see whether they’re still applicable to employees. Organizations really put a focus on employee morale during the pandemic, said Eric Minardi, senior advisor in disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during Benefits […]

Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. is providing employees with coverage for egg freezing and expanding some fertility allowances, as well as introducing gender affirmation coverage. “This is something we’re really proud of because it’s part of our global diversity, equity and inclusion strategy,” says Ksenia Kamenskaya, director of people and culture at RBH. “We want […]

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 […]

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In Canada, the year-over-year cost increase for claims under a medical plan on a per-person basis is projected to reach seven per cent in 2023, according to a new report by Mercer. The report, which analyzed responses from more than 200 insurers across 56 countries, found the global year-over-year cost is expected to increase to […]

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Meridian Credit Union Ltd. is supporting its employees’ financial wellness by guaranteeing wages of at least $23.15 per hour. The pay rate — which is the Ontario Living Wage Network’s minimum hourly pay recommendation for the Greater Toronto Area — takes effect this week and applies to employees across the province, says Jay-Ann Gilfoy, Meridian’s […]

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Two-thirds (68 per cent) of global employers with high levels of employee engagement say they have a well defined diversity, equity and inclusion plan, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 benefits and DEI leaders in 55 countries, found while three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers have an […]

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Canadian investment managers had $3 trillion in assets using responsible investment strategies as of Dec. 31, 2021, down slightly from the $3.2 trillion reported in 2019, according to a survey by the Responsible Investment Association. The survey, which polled 77 asset managers and 13 asset owners, found more than nine in 10 (94 per cent) respondents are […]

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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 […]

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  • November 21, 2022 November 18, 2022
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