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As the coronavirus pandemic switches to an endemic phase, employers are taking a more holistic approach to mental health to make sure everyone is well-equipped and feels supported, says Julie Cousineau, partner and health practice leader at Normandin Beaudry. Earlier this year, the consultancy conducted a study that found almost 50 per cent of Canadian […]

Once rooted in mental-health support, employee assistance programs have evolved exponentially in recent years to meet the changing needs of employees. During the coronavirus pandemic, the use of virtual care exploded as most people were forced to stay at home, so EAPs had to adapt quickly to provide virtual support to many struggling Canadians. “By […]

Half (50 per cent) of Canadian workers say they’ve experienced a traumatic event that’s had a significant impact on their mental health, according to Telus Health’s latest mental-health index. The survey found women were 50 per cent more likely than men to have experienced a traumatic event. In addition, employees aged 40 and younger were […]

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  • May 3, 2023 May 3, 2023
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Around a third of Canadians report their physical health (30 per cent), mental health (32 per cent) and financial situations (34 per cent) have worsened or significantly worsened over the past two years, according to a new survey conducted by Environics Research and commissioned by Dialogue Health Technologies Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 Canadians, […]

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  • April 26, 2023 April 25, 2023
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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of Canadian workers say they aren’t fairly paid in their current role, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,100 employees, found while a higher salary is the No. 1 reason (62 per cent) employees are searching for a new job, workers […]


Even before the coronavirus pandemic, employers were predicting challenges around meeting the demands of unfilled roles in the skilled trades. For the last decade, the trades workforce has been gradually ageing out. Now, tradespeople are retiring at unprecedented rates and it isn’t slowing down. While businesses in the sector have traditionally attracted employees with certain […]

The majority of U.S. employers say recruiting talent (67 per cent) and retaining talent (64 per cent) are their top priorities, according to a new survey by CBIZ Inc. The survey, which polled more than 850 U.S. employers, found the next most important priority was controlling employee medical costs (49 per cent), with these cost-containment […]

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  • March 20, 2023 March 20, 2023
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Sodexo Group is supporting its multinational workforce with parental and care leave, life insurance and an employee assistance phone line. The food services company will provide a minimum of 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary care provider, towards a goal of reaching 14 weeks in most countries. It will also provide two weeks […]

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  • March 2, 2023 March 1, 2023
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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, employers will likely start to see more chronic diseases in their employee population and should consider proactive strategies for supporting workers’ overall health, said Peter Nord, chief medical officer at Medcan, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Chronic Disease at Work conference in early February. “Employees are looking around for […]


Green Shield Holdings Inc. is acquiring Quebec-based employee assistance program provider BCH Consultants. The acquisition will add 700 Quebec-based clinicians to Green Shield’s existing network, expanding the national, bilingual scope of its mental-health services to nearly 5,000 clinicians and strengthening its offering in Quebec. This is the eighth acquisition by Green Shield in two years. Read: Green […]

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  • February 16, 2023 February 17, 2023
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