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The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is supporting employee wellness with a new platform that focuses on healthy lifestyle tips and group well-being challenges. The platform allows employees to access a variety of health and wellness resources from anywhere, get personalized well-being information created by experts and learn easy ways to be more active and […]

  • By: Sadie Janes
  • November 25, 2022 November 24, 2022
  • 09:00

BGIS Global Integrated Solutions Canada was recognized in the Mental health program category for employers with more than 1,000 employees at the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18 for its integrated approach to supporting employees. In July 2021, the facility management company created its BGIS Balance Committee, comprised of 21 employees from various positions […]

Telus Communications Inc. was recognized for supporting employees’ holistic well-being as it took home the award for Health/wellness program for an employer with more than 1,000 employees at Benefits Canada‘s 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 18. Acknowledging its staff are all somewhere on the well-being continuum and that each person’s situation and goals are […]


The Bank of Montreal is supporting employee mental health through several benefits, including access to a mindfulness app. “We really appreciate the proactive nature of it,” says Jeff Scott, global head of benefits and wellness at BMO. “We’re trying to strike a balance in our offerings where we have smart proactive offerings as much as […]

I was a little daunted to write a piece for Benefits Canada’s 45th anniversary issue — it has been almost 15 years since I last penned a column for the magazine and I’m a little out of practice. The assignment seemed straightforward — 500 to 600 words on how benefits have evolved or what’s expected […]

  • By: Don Bisch
  • October 14, 2022 November 8, 2022
  • 08:52

Nasdaq Inc. is appointing Bronwyn Ott as global head of well-being and benefits strategy. For the past three years, Ott was the senior vice-president of human resources at CloudMD. Previously, she was benefits, well-being, equity, diversity and inclusion leader at Unilever Canada; senior manager of benefits and global wellness strategy at Scotiabank; healthy workplace specialist […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 25, 2022 August 23, 2022
  • 09:00

3M Canada’s benefits specialist discusses absence management, the ‘Great Resignation’ and rock painting. Q: What new programs or initiatives are you looking to implement? A: We recently launched an absence management platform that serves as a one-stop shop for our leaders to refer employees regarding disability leave and to stay informed on the status of […]

With more data emerging showing vaping can lead to lung injuries and other adverse health issues, many employers have concerns about the potential cost of providing extended health-care benefits to employees who vape, says Julie Stich, vice-president of content at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. “We’re seeing more and more evidence coming forth […]


U.S. employer-sponsored health insurance and well-being programs are expected to yield an average return on investment of 47 per cent this year, according to a new report by Avalere Health, commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It found the key drivers of this ROI are improved employee productivity (US$275.6 billion), reductions in direct medical […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 13, 2022 July 12, 2022
  • 09:00

Shopify Inc.’s 2021 Workplace Benefit Awards win is helping the company build on the most successful elements of its employee wellness programs, with an emphasis on trauma-focused care. “We’ve been able to dive a bit deeper into that and better understand the different employee groups across the organization and help them [address] their wellness needs,” says […]