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About a year before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Algonquin College updated its disability management program. The timing set the Ottawa-based college up for success when the crisis hit, says Jessica Myers, its acting manager of wellness and abilities, allowing her team to focus on proactive supports, knowing case management was well in hand. […]

Flight Centre Travel Group’s holistic approach to employee wellness resulted in a win at Benefits Canada’s 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards on Oct. 20. The company won in the Health/wellness program category for employers with fewer than 1,000 employees for its Healthwise program. This year, Flight Centre focused on several key wellness areas, including relationships and connections, […]

Benefits Canada is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. The awards, which were presented at the end of the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference in Toronto on Oct. 20, recognized employers that are making a substantial difference in their employees’ financial, mental and physical well-being. The finalists, narrowed down from almost 100 […]

Two-thirds of (66 per cent) of Canadian employees who have employer-provided health benefits say their overall well-being is good or excellent, compared to fewer than half (49 per cent) of workers without these benefits, according to a new survey by RBC Insurance. The survey, which polled more than 1,000 employees, found those with employer-provided benefits […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 17, 2023 October 18, 2023
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While one human resources professional says HR has the greatest impact on return on investment, the other says it’s a shared responsibility and a stronger measurement if the two interests are aligned. Eric Flamholtz, professor emeritus of management and organizations at UCLA Anderson School of Management, founder and president of Management Systems Consulting Corp. My view […]

How CAA’s wellness app is evolving during the pandemic

Three-quarters (73 per cent) of benefits plan members agree — 22 per cent strongly — their workplace environment supports mental wellness, according to the 2023 Benefits Canada Healthcare Survey. It found this percentage increased to 86 per cent among plan members who also reported a workplace wellness culture, compared to just 30 per cent for those without […]

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  • September 27, 2023 September 26, 2023
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Benefits Canada is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2023 Workplace Benefits Awards. This year’s awards program welcomed more than 115 entries across nine categories, all highlighting how Canada’s leading employers are supporting their employees’ physical, mental and financial well-being. The winners will be announced on Oct. 20 at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto during the 2023 Healthy Outcomes Conference, […]

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  • September 5, 2023 September 18, 2023
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The costs of U.S. employer-sponsored medical benefits are expected to rise seven per cent in 2024, according to a new survey by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. The survey found 79 per cent of U.S. employers’ benefits plans are self-funded (with or without stop-loss coverage), while 21 per cent are fully insured. The […]

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  • August 21, 2023 August 21, 2023
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The gaming and entertainment company’s new manager of benefits, retirement and wellness discusses improving benefits communication, transferring total rewards skills and her favourite Peloton workouts. Q: What new programs or initiatives are you looking to implement? A: I’d like to develop an ongoing education and communications strategy to promote our current benefits programs and categorize […]


TD Bank Group credits its culture of care for the recent enhancements to its benefits plan. “We place a great amount of emphasis and focus on this, which is a key element of our [employee] promise,” said Susy Michor, the bank’s vice-president of human resources, global retirement benefits and well-being, during Benefits Canada’s 2023 Benefits […]