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The U.S. Department of Defense is expanding its parental leave program for military personnel. Specifically, the expansion will provide parental leave to active and reserve component service members — on active duty for 12 months or more — who have given birth, adopted a child or had a child placed for adoption or long-term foster […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 6, 2023 January 5, 2023
  • 15:00

Last October, Ontario’s pay equity office reported Canadian women received an average of 18 per cent less retirement income than men in 2020, which is three per cent higher than the gap observed in 1976, the earliest year for which data is available. How has progress moved backwards in the past 44 years, even though women are […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada is supporting employees with enhanced family-building benefits. The enhanced benefits, provided by Sun Life Financial Inc., include coverage for procedures and drugs related to fertility; lab services, testing and other surrogate medical expenses; prenatal fitness classes, vitamins and other expenses related to surrogate wellness; as well as agency fees and other expenses related […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • December 21, 2022 December 21, 2022
  • 09:00

The majority of Capital One Canada’s workforce are second-generation Canadians and/or immigrants, so many employees didn’t see their families during the pandemic. While they wanted to take extended leaves from work, the financial company found few were actually taking advantage of its existing leave program. “It’s because it was unprotected,” said Rita Mizzi-Gago (right), the […]

Canada ranks No. 39 out of 43 countries for vacation day offering, tied with Costa Rica and Japan, according to a new report by Comparethemarket.com. The report, which analyzed countries’ overall work-life balance, found on average, Canadian employees receive just 10 paid days of vacation per year. By comparison, Austria, Finland, France and Spain all […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 9, 2022 December 9, 2022
  • 15:00

Labatt Breweries of Canada’s wide-reaching diversity, equity and inclusion strategy led to a win in the DEI program category at Benefits Canada’s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. “The whole team is thrilled with the win and that all their hard work and efforts have paid off,” says Robin Doobay, senior manager of total rewards […]

The majority (84 per cent) of U.S. employers are increasing their benefits offerings to help with attraction and retention efforts, according to a new survey by CITE Research on behalf of Lively Inc. It found almost all (94 per cent) respondents said they believe parental leave benefits are the most important offering to attract and […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 24, 2022 October 21, 2022
  • 09:00

Capital One Canada is supporting employee well-being by providing six months of protected leave to volunteer, travel or take time with family. The financial organization launched the program in September after noticing requests for leaves were coming up without a formal process in place. While some employees’ requests were in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Canada’s gender pension gap is growing as Canadian women received an average of 18 per cent less retirement income than men in 2020, according to a report by Ontario’s pay equity office. It found the gap is more pronounced among women in visible minority groups (37 per cent), among sources of private retirement income (28 per […]

In 2018, Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate arm of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, engaged the services of Women in Governance, an organization dedicated to increasing gender parity and diversity at Canadian employers. “This program helps us ask the right questions to make sure we’re implementing the right policies to increase gender […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • September 16, 2022 September 15, 2022
  • 08:55