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In 2023, a fifth (20 per cent) of board positions across the globe were filled by individuals that belong to historically underrepresented groups or ethnicities, with nearly a third within their first two years of tenure, according to a report by McKinsey & Company. The report, which polled more than 1,200 companies across 23 countries, […]

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  • February 29, 2024 February 28, 2024
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This Black History Month, 1Password is bringing employees together to share how diverse artists have had a profound impact on their exploration and appreciation of art, music, dance and literature. On Feb. 16, the software company’s Black Caucus employee resource group brought in a DJ to curate an hour of music by Black artists across […]

To mark Black History Month, the Alberta Investment Management Corp. is giving employees a chance to reflect on the history of groups dedicated to the challenges affecting Black professionals in the asset management industry. The investment organization hosted a fireside chat to raise awareness about the obstacles that Black professionals face and how individuals can get […]

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An article on how the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System has contributed to the province’s gross domestic product was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this past week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week: 1. OMERS pension benefits accounted for 9.3% of Ontario retirement income in 2023: report […]

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  • February 23, 2024 February 22, 2024
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Employers have the opportunity to create a more inclusive workplace by focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion as employees return to the office. The shift to remote working during the coronavirus pandemic presented employers an opportunity to reassess what, where and how work gets done, says Stephanie Braid, the director of inclusion, diversity and equity at KPMG […]

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The federal government has launched a new pay transparency website to better illustrate how women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Indigenous Peoples are represented and paid at federally regulated private sector employers. The new site, called Equi’Vision, provides a visualization that allows users to compare data on workforce representation rates and pay gaps experienced […]

Canadian companies are making uneven progress on efforts to make workplaces more inclusive and equitable for Black workers, according to a survey from KPMG in Canada. The survey, which polled 1,000 employed Canadians who identify as Black, found more than 80 per cent of respondents said employers are making improvements — but a similar proportion said […]

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Roughly half of Black, Indigenous and people of colour employees in Canada report feeling uncomfortable or unwelcome in the workplace, especially those aged 30 to 44, according to a new survey by the Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism. The survey, which polled 500 employees, found many instances of discrimination were disproportionately reported by respondents […]

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  • February 1, 2024 February 14, 2024
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A story about the B.C. Lottery Corp.’s new inclusive holiday program was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com this week. Here are the top five human resources, benefits, pension and investment stories of the past week. 1. BCLC allowing employees to swap statutory holidays for personal, cultural days of significance 2. My Take: Obesity should be treated like […]

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  • January 5, 2024 January 4, 2024
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The TD Bank Group has taken significant steps toward promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, says the bank’s first racial equity audit, noting it could do more on aspects like consistency and measurement. TD was the first of Canada’s big six banks — and among the first companies in Canada — to agree to conduct such an audit […]