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Early in Shannan Corey’s pension career, many of the boards she worked with were dominated by men over the age of 50. Corey, now executive director of the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, recalls one particular board meeting she attended when her company’s actuary, also male, wasn’t able to attend. “I was in my 30s and still […]

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is becoming a signatory on a diversity, equity and inclusion pledge. The pension fund joined 179 investment organizations in signing the Diversity in Action Initiative from the Institutional Limited Partners Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the interests of limited partner sponsors. Since its launch earlier this year, 11 other Canadian […]

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  • September 16, 2021 September 16, 2021
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Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s entry and judging process took place during the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, the annual awards welcomed more than 100 entries highlighting how leading employers are supporting their employees’ physical, mental and financial well-being. In its sophomore year, the awards’ newest category — Coronavirus […]

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  • September 7, 2021 September 10, 2021
  • 09:00

Thierry Miras, Schneider Electric’s vice-president of human resources in Canada, discusses embracing workplace inclusivity, flexible working and the Toronto Raptors. Q. What top challenges do you face in your role? A. The past year has brought unexpected challenges. As we still face uncertainty, one fact remains true: businesses must put employees first. We’re going to […]

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COVID-19 cases are dropping and vaccine counts are rising. The economy is reopening and we can expect to be back at the office soon. But the new normal won’t be the old normal. While this might be obvious to many, some leaders don’t understand, thinking the way forward is to simply bring everyone back into […]

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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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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 […]

Citigroup Inc.’s director and country human resources officer discusses encouraging employee self-care, making CANnections and cooking for friends and family. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Our need to focus on employee well-being has emerged as our leading issue. Remote work, longer hours, blurring of lines between home and work, […]

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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 […]

With the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process drawing to a close in a couple of weeks, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this year’s awards has been extended to July 7, at which time the awards entries will be turned over to several industry experts. Read: Deadline […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 25, 2021 June 24, 2021
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