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Green Shield Canada is introducing a gender-affirmation offering in all group plans as a standard benefit. The offering is effective June 30 and reimburses plan sponsors with expenses that are “above and beyond typical plan designs,” according to a press release, which noted Green Shield Canada will also ensure all provincial and territorial health-care supports […]

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  • April 30, 2021 May 2, 2021
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Women remain underrepresented in boardrooms of Canadian companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange despite the introduction of disclosure requirements intended to boost their numbers, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada. The report said while there’s some progress in the proportion of women on corporate boards, the pace of change remains slow. “More needs […]

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Keisha Campbell is now serving as the Toronto Transit Commission’s first chief diversity and culture officer, a new executive role created to address systemic issues within the organization. She joined the TTC on April 1 after serving as head of diversity and inclusion for the personal banking division at TD Bank, where she led, developed […]

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  • April 13, 2021 April 13, 2021
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TD Bank is broadening its diversity, equity and inclusion goals and connecting employees through anti-racism e-learnings, promoting intersectionality and a storytelling approach. During the month of February, which is Black History Month, many employers in Canada and around the world are furthering their commitments to making their workplaces more equitable and inclusive. On the heels […]

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Forty per cent of Black professionals say the biggest obstacle in their career is not having a clear path or opportunity for advancement at their organization, according to a new LinkedIn Corp. survey. Of the more than 2,000 Black professionals recently surveyed, 44 per cent felt they’ve been overlooked or intentionally passed by for career […]

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  • February 16, 2021 February 17, 2021
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60% of Indigenous workers feel psychologically unsafe on the job: survey

As Krystal Abotossaway, a Toronto woman with Anishinaabe Kwe heritage and who is TD Bank’s senior manager of diversity and inclusion and the president of the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada, always took care to be on time, to watch her drinking at after-work events and to be agreeable in meetings. “I didn’t want to […]

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is raising its environmental, social and governance-related expectations for the publicly-traded companies it invests in. Under its new proxy-voting guidelines, updated every two years, the BCI made several significant changes in relation to diversity and inclusion, climate change and executive compensation. Specifically, the BCI now expects that women will […]

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  • February 11, 2021 March 24, 2021
  • 10:06
BCI adopting more stringent ESG expectations

The British Columbia Investment Management Corp. is raising its environmental, social and governance-related expectations for the publicly-traded companies it invests in. Under its new proxy-voting guidelines, updated every two years, the BCI made several significant changes in relation to diversity and inclusion, climate change and executive compensation. Specifically, the BCI now expects that women will […]

Canadian employers increasing focus on social responsibilities in 2021: report

Canadian businesses are taking a wider view of their social responsibilities amid the coronavirus pandemic, economic disparity and protests against racial injustice, according to a new survey by Mercer Canada. It found 65 per cent of Canadian human-resources leaders believe their company has continued or stepped up the pace towards an environmental, social and governance- […]

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  • February 9, 2021 March 26, 2021
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Microsoft Canada advancing DEI goals with new partnership

Microsoft Canada is partnering with the Black Professionals in Tech Network to grow Black talent at the company, in line with advancing its own culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. Microsoft executives will participate in monthly learning pods as well as BPTN education events on important topics within the tech industry. A series of lean-in sessions will also take place with participation from […]

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  • February 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
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