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Two-thirds (68 per cent) of global employers with high levels of employee engagement say they have a well defined diversity, equity and inclusion plan, according to a new survey by Aon. The survey, which polled more than 1,200 benefits and DEI leaders in 55 countries, found while three-quarters (74 per cent) of employers have an […]

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  • November 23, 2022 November 24, 2022
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Employers that aren’t encouraging LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity stand to lose significant amounts of money due to turnover, lower employee engagement and decreased productivity, says Michael Bach, founder and chief executive officer of Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion Consulting Inc. “The employers making real progress are the ones that recognize the benefit of action and the […]

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A quarter (24 per cent) of board seats in Canada are held by women, up two per cent since last year, according to a new report by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The report, which tracked TSX-listed companies and other non-venture issuers subject to the CSA’s disclosure requirements regarding women on boards and in executive officer […]

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  • November 2, 2022 November 2, 2022
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Women comprise 34% of new Canadian board appointments: report

Arthritis Society Canada is supporting female employees by including menopause in its accommodation policy. The policy identifies ways in which a menopausal woman might require similar accommodations as a pregnant woman and includes adjusting an employee’s job responsibilities, finding alternate work and taking leave, says Trish Barbato, president and chief executive officer at Arthritis Society Canada. “I see […]

Women held 26 per cent of the total 5,112 board seats among Canadian companies providing disclosure for 2022, up from 23.4 per cent in 2021, according to Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s latest diversity report. The report tracked companies subject to the Canada Business Corporations Act that disclosed the number of women, Indigenous peoples and […]

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  • October 14, 2022 October 14, 2022
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The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in female representation won’t receive its support during shareholder votes, according to a new report. “How we select investments and hold management accountable to manage these factors can enhance or erode […]

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  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
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Editorial

While we speak regularly with outstanding women in the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, our annual Women’s Issue allows us to take a broader view, including how these women’s careers have evolved, their perspectives on mentorship and work-life balance, as well as their thoughts about pay equity and gender diversity. When I wrote […]

Flexibility only goes so far, say two experts, and covers a small part of a healthy and respectful work culture. Tracy Fogale, senior manager of benefits at Kraft Heinz Canada: While flexibility is a critical way to retain employees, particularly women, in the workforce, it can’t tackle systemic issues such as the gender pay gap, […]

When Monika Mielnik joined Bell Canada as a temporary contractor, she was studying criminology and psychology and working towards joining the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “I truly thought this was going to be an in and out experience . . . but as time progressed, I continued to excel and be empowered by many of […]

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  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
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The more diverse a company is, the better talent they can attract — and in this competitive market, attracting and retaining workers is important to growth. According to a recent McKinsey & Co. report, companies are increasingly regarding inclusion and diversity as a source of competitive advantage and, specifically, as a key enabler of growth. In […]