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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 […]

More than half (53 per cent) of U.S. workers say diversity, equity and inclusion is a key factor when considering a new job, a percentage that increases among millennials (63 per cent) and generation Z (77 per cent), according to a new survey by Eagle Hill Consulting. The survey, which polled nearly 1,400 workers, found […]

  • By: Staff
  • September 13, 2023 September 12, 2023
  • 09:00

KPMG in Canada is aiming to achieve leadership representation of 33 per cent women and 26 per cent Black, Indigenous and people of colour by Oct. 1, 2025. The organization’s latest diversity, equity and inclusion report said it reached its 2022 leadership diversity goals — of 30 per cent women and 20 per cent BIPOC […]

Considering women account for just over half of the population, Andrew MacDougall understands why — taken in isolation — the state of female representation at the top level of Canada’s public companies can seem a little underwhelming. According to the most recent round of disclosures, around 34 per cent of seats on the boards of […]

Employee resource groups have been a part of many organizations for several years, are usually created and operated by employees and evolve and grow over time. But at Kraft Heinz Canada, six fully-formed ERGs arrived at once. “When our Canadian and U.S. businesses merged last year, the company thought one of the best ways to […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada is continuing to foster an inclusive work environment and sense of belonging with the addition of three new employee resource groups. The new ERGs, which the company refers to as inclusion networks, are the Muslim Inclusion Network, Middle Eastern and North African Inclusion Network and the Jewish Inclusion Network. “These groups were created […]

Enbridge Inc. is making steady progress on workforce representation goals that it established after signing the BlackNorth Initiative pledge in 2020. Since then, the energy company has increased workforce representation of specific ethnic and racial groups to 23 per cent, towards a goal of 28 per cent by 2025. It’s also aiming to increase board […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • February 24, 2023 February 24, 2023
  • 09:00
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While the vast majority (90 per cent) of Black Canadians say their employer has made progress on efforts to be more equitable and inclusive for Black employees in 2022, three-quarters (75 per cent) are worried a potential recession could hurt their career and promotion prospects, according to a new survey by KPMG in Canada. The […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 31, 2023 January 30, 2023
  • 09:00

An open dialogue about diversity, equity and inclusion is vital for raising the resilience and overall wealth of pension plan members, said Ryan Weiss, vice-president of group customer national accounts at Canada Life, during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 DC Plan Summit. Also speaking during the session, Elisha Ribeiro, the insurer’s national sales director […]


Black, Latinx and Asian American-Pacific Islander employees feel less comfortable engaging in mental-health conversations in the workplace than their white colleagues, according to a new survey by the Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The survey, which polled more than 2,300 U.S. workers, found 48 per cent of white employees are […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 20, 2022 July 20, 2022
  • 15:00