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While the World Health Organization defines stress as any type of change that causes physical, emotional or psychological strain, simply put, it’s the body’s response to anything that requires attention or action, according to Sherry Hnatyshyn-Webster, Carepath Inc.’s managing director, speaking during a session at Benefits Canada‘s 2023 Chronic Disease at Work conference in early […]

For too long, disability programs have been reactive rather than proactive, but connecting disability management to overall employee well-being strategies can help reduce disability trends and help employees on leave successfully return to work. “Where we’re seeing our [plan sponsor] clients have success is acknowledging the problem starts way sooner than [the point when] someone […]

Since an organization’s most valuable asset is its people, the coronavirus pandemic made it clear that having healthy, happy employees on the job isn’t just valuable, it’s essential to profitability, said Valerie Fernandez, organizational health senior advisor at Beneva, during Benefits Canada’s 2022 Mental Health Summit in November. In addition, she noted health isn’t an individual […]

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 […]

Cigna is focusing on ‘purposeful presence’ in its return-to-work strategy, amid the ‘Great Resignation’ and employees increasingly choosing roles that align with their values. The strategy stems from the company’s core belief that performance is based on outcomes instead of physical presence, according to a press release, which noted the approach is applied to all […]

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  • July 19, 2022 July 19, 2022
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Approximately two in five Canadians live with a mental-health disorder and about eight million are struggling with non-prescriptive addiction. Medically managed intensive outpatient programming, or MMIOP, provides rapid access to treatment, resolution of symptoms and rapid return to work, said Dr. Rob Tanguay, vice-president and chief medical officer at the Newly Institute, during a session […]

As the country began shutting down to focus on beating back the coronavirus at the height of the pandemic in March 2020, people with chronic health conditions fell to the back of the health-care line. “While all Canadians probably faced — to some extent — a negative impact due to some of the public health […]


With restrictions gradually lifting across the country this summer, employers started to turn their attention to their return to the workplace plans. Now, the fourth wave is underway and uncertainty continues to hang around us like a heavy, dust-covered curtain. But it’s time to clean up, move forward and set out plans for the big […]

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Just over half (56 per cent) of Canadian senior managers said they’ll expect their teams to be onsite full time once restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic completely lift, according to a new survey by Robert Half Canada Inc. While a complete return to in-office work is the preference of survey respondents, almost a third […]

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  • August 26, 2021 August 25, 2021
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Almost one in five (19 per cent) employees currently working from home said they’d consider quitting immediately if their employer demanded they return to the office full time, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. More than a third (39 per cent) said they’d head back to the office without much issue, […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 17, 2021 August 18, 2021
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