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While the majority of Canadian pension and retirement savings plan sponsors view governance as a top priority, 24 per cent said they haven’t conducted a review of their governance policy in the past three years, according to a new survey by Aon. It found 21 per cent of respondents identified “outdated or inefficient plan governance […]

TD Bank is bringing employees together to mark Emancipation Day, the country’s first national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This spring, the federal government voted unanimously to officially recognize August 1 as a day to reflect on when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect across the British Empire on Aug. 1, […]

For slightly more than half (52 per cent) of U.S. employers, the chief human resources officer is either partially or fully responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at their company, according to a new survey by XpertHR, a subsidiary of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group. The survey, conducted among nearly 400 U.S. employers in May, […]

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  • July 23, 2021 July 26, 2021
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When you board a bus, streetcar or subway train in Canada’s biggest city, chances are the driver will be a man. Keisha Campbell, the Toronto Transit Commission’s first-ever chief diversity and culture officer, is aiming to tackle the lack of female transit operators and many other diversity, equity and inclusion challenges at North America’s third-largest transit […]

As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at former residential schools in this country. The home goods retailer has also been talking with several Indigenous-led organizations to development its reconciliation strategy and has shared resources, including via its employee […]

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Almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of Canadian employees said they believe their employers perform strongly on social issues, such as health and safety or equity for women and people of colour, according to a new survey by Leger on behalf of Argyle Public Relationships Inc. The survey, which polled nearly 1,000 working Canadians, found 70 […]

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  • July 15, 2021 July 15, 2021
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Diversity, equity and inclusion is top of mind for many plan sponsors these days. And, while issues around retirement and pensions likely aren’t the key focus for employers looking to tackle DEI issues, they should be. This March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released a study that found the pension gender gap, or the difference […]

The Bank of Montreal is empowering employees to become allies for their co-workers in the LGBTQ2S+ community. As part of its Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 strategy, released in September 2020, BMO launched its Road to Allyship training program to help employees on their own journey to allyship during Pride Month this June. The program […]

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When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Canadian employers have room for improvement, according to a new series of LinkedIn polls conducted by LHH. In one poll, 39 per cent of employees said their workplace still didn’t feel inclusive, despite the rise in visible corporate diversity, equity and inclusion committees and programs. By […]

The majority (71 per cent) of employees said it’s important to them to work for an organization that values diversity and is equitable and inclusive, according to a new survey for Weber Shandwick Inc. consultancy firm, United Minds, by KRC Research. And the survey, which polled more than 1,500 employees across Canada, the U.K. and U.S, […]