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A new federal holiday offers new opportunities for Canadian employers to support Indigenous employees this week and beyond, say experts. This Thursday, Sept. 30, is the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a statutory holiday for all federal employees and workers in federally regulated workplaces after the House of Commons unanimously supported the legislation […]

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A third of investment organizations participating in the CFA Institute’s recent diversity, equity and inclusion program said they’ve trained between 81 and 99 per cent of their employees in detecting unconscious bias or practicing inclusive leadership, according to a new survey. The survey — conducted across 41 investment organizations that participated in the 2020 program […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 16, 2021 September 15, 2021
  • 12:00

For slightly more than half (52 per cent) of U.S. employers, the chief human resources officer is either partially or fully responsible for diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at their company, according to a new survey by XpertHR, a subsidiary of LexisNexis Risk Solutions Group. The survey, conducted among nearly 400 U.S. employers in May, […]

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  • July 23, 2021 July 26, 2021
  • 15:00

When you board a bus, streetcar or subway train in Canada’s biggest city, chances are the driver will be a man. Keisha Campbell, the Toronto Transit Commission’s first-ever chief diversity and culture officer, is aiming to tackle the lack of female transit operators and many other diversity, equity and inclusion challenges at North America’s third-largest transit […]

As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at former residential schools in this country. The home goods retailer has also been talking with several Indigenous-led organizations to development its reconciliation strategy and has shared resources, including via its employee […]

Diversity, equity and inclusion is top of mind for many plan sponsors these days. And, while issues around retirement and pensions likely aren’t the key focus for employers looking to tackle DEI issues, they should be. This March, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development released a study that found the pension gender gap, or the difference […]

Words and imagery have the power to connect, evoke emotion and elicit a reaction. They also have the power to be inclusive, or exclusive, and employers can now harness that power for good to ensure they’re creating an inclusive workplace for everyone. If you received an email written in language you couldn’t relate to, would […]

The murder of George Floyd, one year ago today in Minneapolis, Minn., sparked calls for change around the world including in Canadian workplaces. Floyd’s death kicked off global Black Lives Matter rallies last spring and summer, as well as many hard conversations about anti-Black systemic racism between Canadian employers and employees. And in the wake of those […]

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Forty per cent of Black professionals say the biggest obstacle in their career is not having a clear path or opportunity for advancement at their organization, according to a new LinkedIn Corp. survey. Of the more than 2,000 Black professionals recently surveyed, 44 per cent felt they’ve been overlooked or intentionally passed by for career […]

  • By: Staff
  • February 16, 2021 February 17, 2021
  • 09:00
60% of Indigenous workers feel psychologically unsafe on the job: survey

As Krystal Abotossaway, a Toronto woman with Anishinaabe Kwe heritage and who is TD Bank’s senior manager of diversity and inclusion and the president of the Indigenous Professional Association of Canada, always took care to be on time, to watch her drinking at after-work events and to be agreeable in meetings. “I didn’t want to […]