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The prolonged coronavirus pandemic’s effect on working Canadians’ financial well-being persists, with the stress taking a toll on their savings and their productivity in the workplace, according to a new survey by LifeWorks Inc. Although Canadian workers’ financial well-being score for April is negative 2.2, a slight improvement from February’s negative 2.8, the survey found […]

  • By: Staff
  • June 9, 2021 June 9, 2021
  • 09:00

As employers begin rebuilding the workplace once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, their group benefits plan will be their best tool — and ally — to help employees regain their health and wellness footing, said Jennifer Katzsch, regional vice-president of Western Canada at Desjardins Insurance during Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit. As with past crises, […]

While Canadians’ mental health continues to suffer, LifeWorks Inc.’s monthly index has seen some improvements, including in its anxiety and psychological health sub-categories. The index reported a negative 10.7 overall mental-health score for April, slightly higher than negative 11.2 for March. In addition, the majority of sub-scores showed improvements over the previous month. The anxiety […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021
  • 15:00

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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Lafarge Eastern Canada’s new employee wellness program is highlighting the importance of mental and physical health amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “It was always my intention to promote wellness through my communications, but when the pandemic happened, it was really the time to focus on this,” says Jessica Assaf, manager of corporate communications for Lafarge […]

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is rebranding under the name LifeWorks Inc. The company announced its intention to rebrand in March, which was subsequently approved by its shareholders following a vote at the company’s annual meeting on May 14.  Read: Morneau Shepell rebranding as LifeWorks “By connecting the two words — life and work — the purpose of our organization is made […]

  • By: Staff
  • May 17, 2021 May 17, 2021
  • 15:00