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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 […]

In recognition of its diverse workforce, the British Columbia Lottery Corp. is allowing employees to substitute up to six statutory holidays in a calendar year for other personal, cultural or religious days of significance to them. “The program is part of our overall inclusiveness and belonging culture,” says Madhavee Inamdar, the BCLC’s manager of diversity, […]

An article on how Scotiabank is aligning its benefits offerings across global markets was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Scotiabank supporting employee well-being by aligning benefits offerings across global markets 2. Feds consulting on draft amendments to pension legislation for transfer of […]

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  • July 7, 2023 July 6, 2023
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An article on Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s gender affirmation coverage was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada providing employees, dependants with $10K in gender affirmation coverage 2. 38% of Canadian workers don’t feel supported by their employer: survey 3. Changes […]

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  • June 30, 2023 June 29, 2023
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KPMG in Canada is aiming to achieve leadership representation of 33 per cent women and 26 per cent Black, Indigenous and people of colour by Oct. 1, 2025. The organization’s latest diversity, equity and inclusion report said it reached its 2022 leadership diversity goals — of 30 per cent women and 20 per cent BIPOC […]

Considering women account for just over half of the population, Andrew MacDougall understands why — taken in isolation — the state of female representation at the top level of Canada’s public companies can seem a little underwhelming. According to the most recent round of disclosures, around 34 per cent of seats on the boards of […]

Employee resource groups have been a part of many organizations for several years, are usually created and operated by employees and evolve and grow over time. But at Kraft Heinz Canada, six fully-formed ERGs arrived at once. “When our Canadian and U.S. businesses merged last year, the company thought one of the best ways to […]

Global law firm Clyde & Co is rolling out a globally-consistent parental leave offering that will be available to all employees and partners with at least 12 months of service. At its core, the offering includes 26 weeks of fully paid leave, regardless of gender or parental role, and replaces previous maternity and paternity leave […]

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  • May 23, 2023 May 19, 2023
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A new, six-year initiative is focusing on building the capacity of employers and workplaces to recruit, hire, onboard, accommodate, train, mentor and promote persons with disabilities. Funded by the federal government’s New Frontiers in Research Fund transformation stream, Inclusive Design for Employment Access is co-led by Emile Tompa, senior scientist at the Institute for Work […]

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  • May 19, 2023 May 18, 2023
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While the majority (81 per cent) of Canadian human resources leaders believe senior company leaders need to support diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, they also say accountability for these programs extends across an organization, according to a new survey by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Canada. The survey, which polled more than 1,300 HR leaders, […]

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  • May 2, 2023 May 1, 2023
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