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The Ottawa Community Housing Corp.’s flexible employee well-being strategy led to a win in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. “Our organization is happy about the win because this journey in terms of supporting employee health started about two to three years back,” […]

LifeLabs Inc.’s holistic well-being strategy led to its win in the Coronavirus and benefits category for an employer with more than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. In 2021, the organization recognized employees are likely to experience the coronavirus pandemic’s lasting impacts for months and years to come and turned its focus […]

The majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing their benefits offerings to help with attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey by CITE Research on behalf of Lively Inc. It found almost all (94 per cent) respondents said they believe parental leave benefits are the most important offering to attract and […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
  • 09:00

The TD Bank Group’s innovative and engaging benefits communication strategy led to its win in the Benefits plan communications category at the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. “It’s humbling and overwhelming to win this award,” says Darryl Burton, associate vice-president of Canadian and international benefits and well-being at TD. “When we’re trying to plan communications […]

The provision of employer-sponsored benefits has evolved significantly over the last 45 years, with the past decade ushering in the most consequential changes, fueled by technology, increased competition and demand. In the 80s and 90s, benefits plans were very siloed and one size fits all, says Chris Pryce, founder and president of Human Capital Benefits, […]

I was a little daunted to write a piece for Benefits Canada’s 45th anniversary issue — it has been almost 15 years since I last penned a column for the magazine and I’m a little out of practice. The assignment seemed straightforward — 500 to 600 words on how benefits have evolved or what’s expected […]

  • By: Don Bisch
  • October 14, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 08:52

In the midst of historically high inflation and ahead of a possible recession, it’s important for employers to offer benefits like financial counselling and flexible spending accounts to support employees’ financial and mental well-being. Mercer Canada predicts a 40 per cent chance of heading into a recession, according to feedback from investment managers and relevant data. […]

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. […]

IKEA Canada’s leader of equality, diversity and inclusion discusses the company’s equality plan, diversity in leadership and herbal medicine. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: IKEA is — and always will be — a humanistic and values-driven company first. Part of the humanistic piece is understanding who our co-workers are. […]

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 […]