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As a “symbol of our collective sorrow,” IKEA Canada lowered its flags in response to the news of the grim discovery of mass graves at former residential schools in this country. The home goods retailer has also been talking with several Indigenous-led organizations to development its reconciliation strategy and has shared resources, including via its employee […]

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When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, Canadian employers have room for improvement, according to a new series of LinkedIn polls conducted by LHH. In one poll, 39 per cent of employees said their workplace still didn’t feel inclusive, despite the rise in visible corporate diversity, equity and inclusion committees and programs. By […]

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By encouraging employees to be their authentic selves at work, pension plans can make better investment decisions, says Adrian Mitchell, vice-president of public equities at the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan. “I think having some out LGBTQ people around demonstrates to everyone else it’s safe to be who you are. We’re going to make better […]

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Indigenous and racialized seniors have less retirement security and higher poverty rates than white seniors in Canada, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Based on data from the 2016 census, the report found Indigenous seniors have an average income of $32,200 and a poverty rate of 21.5 per cent, […]

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Keisha Campbell is now serving as the Toronto Transit Commission’s first chief diversity and culture officer, a new executive role created to address systemic issues within the organization. She joined the TTC on April 1 after serving as head of diversity and inclusion for the personal banking division at TD Bank, where she led, developed […]

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  • April 13, 2021 April 13, 2021
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Men and women are unevenly participating in equity compensation plans among private employers, according to new research conducted in the U.S. by Morgan Stanley. The investment bank and financial service company found only 41 per cent of women participated in these plans, compared to 52 per cent of men. And of those individuals who were […]

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  • March 25, 2021 March 25, 2021
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The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan is making diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives a top priority, including a commitment to combat anti-Black systemic racism. Elena Palumbo-Sergnese, senior vice-president of human resources at the HOOPP, says the fund’s strategy encompasses four main approaches. These include the embedding of DEI into core processes and success measurements, allowing […]

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  • February 26, 2021 February 26, 2021
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More than three-quarters (76 per cent) of companies have no diversity or inclusion goals of any nature, according to a new survey by human-resources analyst Josh Bersin. The survey found among more than 800 human resources professionals surveyed, 75 per cent said their companies don’t include diversity, equity and inclusion in their leadership development and […]

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  • February 24, 2021 February 24, 2021
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IKEA Canada is signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge as part of its ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. The pledge during Black History Month reconfirms the company’s commitment to tackling systemic anti-Black racism and creating opportunities for Black people through accountability and ongoing actions, according to a press release. The retailer is among the latest […]

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  • February 18, 2021 February 18, 2021
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Forty per cent of Black professionals say the biggest obstacle in their career is not having a clear path or opportunity for advancement at their organization, according to a new LinkedIn Corp. survey. Of the more than 2,000 Black professionals recently surveyed, 44 per cent felt they’ve been overlooked or intentionally passed by for career […]

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  • February 16, 2021 February 17, 2021
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