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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted employers of all types into the most divisive corner of politics. Some companies that stayed silent last month — when a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito was leaked to Politico — have spoken up for the first time, including […]

Benefits Canada is extending the deadline for entering the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards to Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m. EST. The annual awards recognize employers and plan sponsors that are leading the way with their approaches to supporting the mental, physical and financial well-being of their employees. Enter the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards today. This year’s […]

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  • June 27, 2022 June 24, 2022
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Eight in 10 (83 per cent) North American workers are looking for more non-health benefits from their employer, according to a survey by Ceridian HCM Inc. The survey, which polled more than 3,000 workers in Canada and the U.S., found while 86 per cent said they have access to at least one type of non-health […]

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  • June 24, 2022 June 24, 2022
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LifeLabs Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards win is helping the company communicate the value of its mental-health support offerings to employees. The organization’s holistic wellness strategy took home the mental-health program award for companies with more than 5,000 employees. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, LifeLabs strengthened its mental-health strategy to address employees’ […]

When the Molson Coors Beverage Co. introduced gender affirmation benefits for its Canadian workforce early this year, it was an extension of its diversity, equity and inclusion goal to make the traditionally male-dominated brewing industry a more welcoming place for underrepresented groups. The gender affirmation benefit, which was first offered to the brewing company’s U.S. […]


Half (48 per cent) of dog owners are willing to leave their current job for a more pet-friendly employer, according to a new survey by pet services marketplace A Place for Rover Inc. The survey, which polled 500 Canadian employees who own dogs, found this percentage increased to 58 per cent among respondents who welcomed […]

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  • June 17, 2022 June 17, 2022
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The ‘Great Resignation’ is ushering in a period of great transformation for employers, the workforce and the workplace of the future, said Charmaine Alexander, senior advisor of disability management at Desjardins Insurance, during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Benefits and Pension Summit on June 1. With labour shortages continuing to plague the workforce, Alexander believes […]

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Telus Corp. is acquiring LifeWorks Inc. for a total transaction value of $2.9 billion. The agreement will see Telus purchase the digital health and wellness provider for the total consideration of about $2.3 billion in cash and the assumption of about $600 million in LifeWorks’ debt, said Doug French, Telus’ chief finance officer and executive […]

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  • June 16, 2022 June 16, 2022
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Employees who identify with three or more dimensions of diversity — such as gender, race or sexuality — have a stronger sense of well-being at work (34 per cent) compared to those who don’t identify with any dimension of diversity (24 per cent), according to a new survey by consultancy Sidekick and advertising firm Humanity […]

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  • June 15, 2022 June 15, 2022
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More than two years after the coronavirus pandemic shifted many white-collar employees to remote working, some employers are planning their return to the office — even if it means bringing staff back kicking and screaming. Earlier this month, Tesla Inc. founder and chief executive officer Elon Musk made waves when, in internal emails, he demanded […]