Keyword: Wellness programs

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While nearly half (47 per cent) of global human resources leaders said their company supports employee well-being, just 24 per cent of employees agreed, according to a new survey by Achievers Workforce Institute. The global survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees and 950 HR leaders from Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S., found […]

  • By: Staff
  • December 13, 2021 December 13, 2021
  • 15:00

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly increased the number of mental-health supports that employees have access to as well as their willingness to seek help when they need it, said Georgia Pomaki, leader of mental-health specialists, wellness, disability and life at Manulife Financial Corp., during Benefits Canada’s 2021 Mental Health Summit. Canadian insurers paid out $420 […]

Fluor Canada cares for employee well-being during coronavirus

When the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020, Fluor Canada was ready with ample mental-health supports for its employees, all thanks to a mental-health strategy the company had put in place years ago and has continued to build on. It began in 2018 when Fluor Canada’s newly appointed senior management team wanted to renew the […]

Employees of the municipal government of East Kootenay, B.C., are staying active during their workday through a new physical wellness program. The program, run by fitness organization ParticipACTION, allows employers to create teams of employees to take part in daily self-managed fitness routines and a series of Canada-wide challenges throughout the year, the latter of […]

  • By: Blake Wolfe
  • November 25, 2021 November 25, 2021
  • 09:00

More than a third (38 per cent) of plan sponsors are planning to update their benefits plan design by the end of this year, on par with those that did so in 2020 (39 per cent), according to a survey by Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Ltd. The survey, which polled more than 500 Canadian plan […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 3, 2021 November 3, 2021
  • 09:00

Refreshing and re-communicating its mental-health program during the coronavirus pandemic led to 3M Canada’s win at the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. Back in 2013, the manufacturing company began a journey to “empower employees to refresh, re-energize and feel well,” according to its award entry. However, while the wellness program was effective, the […]

3M Canada’s long-term focus on helping employees “refresh, re-energize and feel well” secured the company a win at Benefits Canada’s 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 14. The manufacturing company won in the Health/wellness program category for an employer with more than 1,000 employees for its ever-evolving comprehensive wellness program, called Empowering Healthy Living, that focuses on […]

Benefits Canada is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2021 Workplace Benefits Awards. At a virtual roundtable and awards ceremony on Thursday, 23 finalists gathered to discuss their leading benefits and pension strategies, followed by winner announcements across 10 categories. All of the finalists represent benefits and pension plans covering nearly 300,000 Canadians. These employers are proactively and passionately aiming to […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 15, 2021 October 15, 2021
  • 09:05

With many employers currently planning where employees will work post-coronavirus pandemic, our story on the Royal Bank of Canada’s hybrid work model piqued the interest of Benefits Canada‘s readers, taking the top spot as the most-read story over the past seven days on Here are the five most popular news stories of the week: 1. RBC banking […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 8, 2021 October 8, 2021
  • 09:00

The majority (81.5 per cent) of plan members participating in digital wellness programs experienced improvements for a wide range of health indicators across 30 months, according to a new study by the Institute of Health Economics in partnership with Alberta Blue Cross. Equally important, the study found cost savings for benefits plans with a corresponding […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 1, 2021 September 30, 2021
  • 09:00