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While menopause impacts more than half of the workforce, there’s a critical lack of support in the workplace for women employees experiencing health issues related to menopause, according to a new report by McLean & Co. Menopause is a natural stage of life with symptoms that can vary greatly, including emotional symptoms like anxiety and […]

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  • May 2, 2024 May 1, 2024
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Organon Canada’s ‘HER Professional Journey’ initiative is addressing women’s unique health experiences, including fertility, parental leave and menopause, so they can feel supported and empowered in the workplace at every stage of their career. The program, which is led by an employee resource group, helps the organization to further advocate for women and help make […]

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Amid a wave of frank and open discussions about women’s health, more plan sponsors are beginning to review their benefits and human resources policies with an eye to providing better support. It’s something that a group of health-care experts, speaking during a panel discussion at Benefits Canada’s 2024 Chronic Disease at Work conference in February, […]

For nearly 10 years, Benefits Canada’s Chronic Disease at Work conference has examined the current trends in chronic disease in Canada and what they mean for plan sponsors. On Feb. 8, insurers and health-care professionals shared their insights into several chronic conditions impacting Canadian employees, including Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, menopause and pulmonary arterial hypertension. Here’s […]

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Employers can support employees going through menopause by improving their workplace culture, communication and accommodation policies and employee benefits, said Janet Ko, president and co-founder of the Menopause Foundation of Canada, during Benefits Canada’s 2024 Chronic Disease at Work conference in February. She said menopause came a barrage of symptoms that “blindsided” her and disrupted her […]

The organization’s vice-president of talent acquisition and total rewards discusses promoting careers to equity-deserving communities, a new menopause policy and the stability of joining a defined benefit pension plan. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: One of the organization’s commitments to creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture is to […]

Canadian women are bearing the brunt of a gender health gap that has led to poor understanding and heightened stigma around their unique health needs and worse physical and mental-health outcomes over time. However, there are ways for employers to help, said Sam Mikail, director of mental-health solutions for group claims at Sun Life Financial Inc., […]

Since menopause often hits women at the peak of their careers and can have an impact on their workplace productivity, employers must re-evaluate their benefits plans and workplace policies to better support women through the transition. While the common age range for menopause is between 45 and 55, it can also happen before age 40, […]

Dalhousie University is ensuring a menopause-inclusive workplace by offering resources such as a monthly support group for employees and manager training. “We took a leap in 2022 to include menopause as part of our wellness activities and have now expanded to a monthly support group that’s grown to more than 80 employees exploring the transition […]

After years of viewing diversity, equity and inclusion as a side-of-the-desk issue, Canadian employers are increasingly considering it a top priority and integrating their organizational DEI goals into their benefits plans. While employers have been introducing DEI initiatives for years, incorporating these goals into benefits plans had been neglected, according to multiple panellists during Benefits Canada’s […]