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Financial literacy initiatives and a wide range of capital accumulation plan options are key components in supporting the financial health of midwives, said Nicole Mellin, executive director of the Association of Ontario Midwives Benefits Trust (pictured left), during a session at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Defined Contribution Plan Summit in February. The association provides its roughly […]

North American employees who are part of equity-deserving groups continue to report shortfalls in salary and advancement opportunities compared to other workers, according to a new survey by the Robert Walters Group. The survey, which polled 6,000 workers, found 72 per cent more men than women said they earn a salary of $55,000 or more. […]

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  • April 8, 2024 April 5, 2024
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Half (48 per cent) of Canadian employers say they feel pressure to meet diversity, equity and inclusion requirements when hiring new candidates, according to a new survey by the Harris Poll on behalf of Express Services Inc. The survey, which polled more than 500 employers, found two-thirds (65 per cent) said they prioritize candidates aged […]

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  • November 10, 2023 November 10, 2023
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The documentation of formal diversity, equity and inclusion policies and approaches is one of the most significant changes to the Canadian workplace over the last decade. Progress of this magnitude seldom comes quickly. Employers are being asked tough questions about their implementation of the goals they’ve laid out — and they’re not always getting great […]

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The state of Georgia will start paying for gender affirmation care for state employees, public school teachers and former employees covered by a state health insurance plan, settling the latest lawsuit aimed at forcing state agencies to pay for surgery and other procedures. The plaintiffs moved to dismiss their case last Thursday in Atlanta federal […]

Nearly three-quarters (71 per cent) of women say financial struggles due to inflation are impacting their mental health and finances are becoming more of a barrier to accessing mental-health support, according to a new survey by GreenShield and Mental Health Research Canada. The survey, which polled more than 12,000 Canadians, found women were 30 per […]

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  • October 16, 2023 October 13, 2023
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Canada ranks No. 9 among the top 10 countries with the best work-life balance, according to a new report by Remote Technology Inc. The report examined 60 countries and assessed factors such as minimum wage, sick leave, maternity leave, health-care availability, public happiness, average working hours and LGBTQ2S+ inclusivity. Read: Ottawa named a top city for work-life […]

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  • October 13, 2023 October 12, 2023
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The vast majority (92 per cent) of global LGBTQ2S+ employees say they consider potential employers’ reputations around LGBTQ2S+ inclusion when searching for a job, according to a new survey by Out Leadership. The survey, which polled more than 2,700 LGBTQ2S+ and ally workers, found 80 per cent of LGBTQ2S+ employees were comfortable being out at […]

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  • October 2, 2023 September 28, 2023
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Canada’s most recent census found there are 59,460 Canadians aged 15 or older who identify as transgender and 41,355 who identified as non-binary. However, these individuals disproportionately experience egregious discrimination and are most at risk of violence — sexual assault, in particular — than their cisgender counterparts. A lack of support and action by employers to […]

More than half (53 per cent) of U.S. workers say diversity, equity and inclusion is a key factor when considering a new job, a percentage that increases among millennials (63 per cent) and generation Z (77 per cent), according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled nearly 1,400 workers, found […]

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  • September 13, 2023 September 12, 2023
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