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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 […]

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Experts say commitments to tackle racism in the workplace haven’t been met with enough action, as survey findings released this week found more than 70 per cent of Black Canadians still experience racism or microaggressions on the job. The survey by KPMG in Canada, which polled more than 1,000 self-identifying Black employees, found while a […]

An article on Ontario’s incoming electronic monitoring policy was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. Ontario’s electronic monitoring policy ensures employer transparency: lawyer 2. Expert panel: How employers, employees can mitigate workplace microaggressions 3. Majority of plan sponsors, plan members view their health benefits […]

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  • October 7, 2022 October 6, 2022
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Microaggressions — everyone has heard them or may have even used them. Defined as everyday verbal and behavioural slights against a person or group that communicate hostile, derogatory or negative feelings, these put-downs, assumptions and comments — regardless of intention — are hurtful, insulting and damaging to a person’s self-esteem. Especially prevalent in the workplace, […]