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While employees are being more open about their gender identities — whether they identify as gender fluid, intersex, non-binary, transgender or two-spirit — at work these days, there’s still progress to be made when it comes to benefits language, systems, plans and rate tables, says Chantelle Tadman, manager of benefits, savings plans and wellness at […]

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By encouraging employees to be their authentic selves at work, pension plans can make better investment decisions, says Adrian Mitchell, vice-president of public equities at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. “I think having some out LGBTQ people around demonstrates to everyone else it’s safe to be who you are. We’re going to make better […]

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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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Amid mounting pressure from both the public and private sectors for an action plan that provides affordable childcare for Canadian working parents, on Monday, the federal government unveiled its 2021 budget proposal for a national community-based childcare system. Once partisan policy, many business and union leaders have been aligned on the issue of affordable childcare in […]

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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
  • 09:00

Nike Inc. has released a series of diversity, equity and inclusion targets it aims to achieve over the next five years and announced it’ll tie executive compensation to meeting them and its broader environmental, social and governance efforts. “Our Purpose 2025 Targets are not just aspirations. They are a call to action — with clear […]

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  • March 15, 2021 March 16, 2021
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The Liberal Party is considering a major spend to build a national childcare system as an economic measure to help more women return to the workforce. The idea has garnered backing from business groups and was recommended by the House of Commons finance committee in its pre-budget report. Employment among women remains about 5.3 per […]

Women in Canada have long been walking a tightrope as they try to meet work with family responsibilities, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen some working women opting to walk away from trying to continually balance professional and personal obligations. According to a Royal Bank of Canada report in April 2020, women’s participation in […]

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More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst Josh Bersin. The survey found among more than 800 human resources professionals surveyed, 75 per cent said their companies don’t include diversity, equity and inclusion in their leadership development and […]

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  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
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