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EQ Care launching free pandemic support program

EQ Care is offering free access to its on-demand mental-health support program to help people cope as Canada endures a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “Being committed to empathetic and compassionate care for the last 30 years, we recognize the important role EQ Care is privileged to play in improving the health of Canadians during this challenging […]

Half of Canadian employees considering a new job: survey

While the majority of Canadian employers feel confident about the economy, 49 per cent of employees are seriously considering leaving their role, according to a new report by Hays Specialist Recruitment (Canada) Inc. Among the reasons cited by dissatisfied employees were reduced social interaction due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (45 per cent), increased workloads […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020
  • 15:15
Feds launching new online mental-health resources

This Mental Health Awareness Month, the federal government unveiled a series of initiatives to support the well-being of Canadian workers. The Ministry of Labour is partnering with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to provide workers with access to detailed and credible information on mental health and wellness. […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 20, 2020 October 20, 2020
  • 15:15
Mindful Employer Canada launches new workplace mental-health program

Mindful Employer Canada is launching an online mental-health training program. The program focuses on the various support tools and strategies available for employers to use when dealing with mental-health issues in the workplace. It also offers education on commitment-based management, having difficult conversations and fair process leadership. “Becoming a certified Mindful Leader is an important accreditation, especially […]

  • By: Staff
  • October 16, 2020 October 16, 2020
  • 15:00
Ontario CMHA provides toolkit for employers, staff for return-to-workplace stress

The Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association is providing a toolkit for employers and employees to help them navigate the complex mental-health realities of physically returning to work as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Developed in partnership with Mental Health Works and BounceBack Ontario, the toolkit seeks to help employers create policies and procedures to […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 24, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 09:45
Canadians’ mental health remains low even as country reopens from coronavirus lockdown

Even as Canada begins to reopen from coronavirus lockdown, uncertainty remains high and Canadians need employer mental-health supports more than ever. According to Morneau Shepell Ltd.’s latest mental-health index, Canadians’ mental-health score sat at negative 11 in June. The index measures the score based on a pre-2020 benchmark of 75. While June’s score was one […]

  • By: Staff
  • July 6, 2020 November 12, 2020
  • 15:30
Coronavirus casting light on different ESG issues

The coronavirus pandemic is hastening certain trends that institutional investors incorporating environmental, social and governance issues have been eyeing for some time. One trend is the democratization of technology, which Catherine Flockhart, a director at Baillie Gifford, says her firm has been positioned for in certain strategies. While many point to the sudden increase in […]

Unions across job sectors crying out for increased safety measures

Unions across the country are pushing for further measures to keep their members safe, whether they stock the frozen food section in a grocery store or care for critically-ill patients in an intensive care unit. Health-care workers Unifor had strong words for an Ontario government directive that allows employers to ask long-term care workers who’ve […]

Webinar: Coronavirus and workplace mental health

While physical well-being is vital during the coronavirus pandemic, the situation is raising multiple mental-health issues, including rising stress levels exacerbated by job uncertainty and social isolation. Looking at mental-health policies and tools, innovative practices and work-from-home protocols, Benefits Canada hosted a panel of experts in a webinar on March 31 to answer plan sponsor […]

Flexible return-to-work policies crucial for cancer survivors

By the year 2031, 2.2 million Canadians will be living with cancer, with 40 per cent between the ages of 20 and 65 — the typical working years, according to Maureen Parkinson, provincial rehabilitation counsellor at B.C. Cancer Agency and co-director of Cancer and Work. In a session at Benefits Canada’s 2020 Employers Cancer Care […]