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Walmart Canada is supporting employees’ ongoing education by covering the cost of tuition, books and course fees for programs at some of Canada’s top universities. The Live Better U education program provides employees with upskilling opportunities, including degrees and licensing for pharmacy technicians and opticians, as well as certificates in areas such as project management, […]

KPMG in Canada is marking the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by educating employees and employer clients on issues impacting Indigenous Canadians. The organization will close its offices on Oct. 2, providing employees with a day off to reflect and educate themselves on truth and reconciliation. According to the organization’s latest diversity, equity and […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 29, 2023 September 28, 2023
  • 09:00
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Two-fifths (40 per cent) of U.S. employees say they’re working remotely at least one day a week, according to a new report by the Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. It found the average number of days worked from home increased amid the coronavirus pandemic, from roughly five per cent in 2019 to […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 12, 2023 July 12, 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 […]

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Experts say commitments to tackle racism in the workplace haven’t been met with enough action, as survey findings released this week found more than 70 per cent of Black Canadians still experience racism or microaggressions on the job. The survey by KPMG in Canada, which polled more than 1,000 self-identifying Black employees, found while a […]

Enbridge Inc. is making steady progress on workforce representation goals that it established after signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge in 2020. Since then, the energy company has increased workforce representation of specific ethnic and racial groups to 23 per cent, towards a goal of 28 per cent by 2025. It’s also aiming to increase board […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 24, 2023 February 24, 2023
  • 09:00

As Sept. 30 marks the second annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, employer awareness of the impact of Canada’s residential school system has grown since the day was first observed in 2021, but more action needs to be taken, says Kelly Lendsay, president and chief executive officer of non-profit organization Indigenous Works. “It has […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • September 30, 2022 September 29, 2022
  • 09:00

The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is backing McGill University’s launch of a sustainable growth initiative, a program dedicated to providing businesses with actionable solutions for building a more sustainable economy. The SGI is a cross-faculty venture designed to help businesses aim for both profitability and achieving a positive social and environmental impact. […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022
  • 13:00

A Vancouver-based software company is using education benefits and a flexible work schedule to attract and retain talent in an increasingly competitive labour market. Kathy Enros, vice-president of people for Klue, says the company is enhancing the education component of its benefits program, which is currently the most-requested benefit among employees. While the education programs […]


KPMG in Canada is supporting its transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse employees with a new gender affirmation policy. Stephanie Braid, director of inclusion, diversity and equity at KPMG in Canada, says the policy provides employees who are in the process of affirming their gender with a complete support plan, including how to announce a name change […]