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Desjardins launching low-carbon ETF

Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc. recently launched a low-carbon exchange-traded fund. The Desjardins RI Emerging Markets Low CO2 Index ETF started to trade on the Toronto…

  • By: Staff
  • March 23, 2021 March 22, 2021
  • 09:00

Q&A with Coca-Cola Canada’s Martha Callum

Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Ltd.’s senior director of total rewards, talks about the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, diversity and inclusion initiatives and perfecting her baguette…

How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

Are target-benefit pension plans the answer to a secure, sustainable retirement?

More Canadian employers should consider target-benefit pension plans for their employees these days. The model is gaining steam. In mid-December, 2020, the Quebec legislator signed into…

Confidence in Bitcoin up among institutional investors: survey

The vast majority (85 per cent) of institutional investors who already engage with Bitcoin plan to increase their investment in the cryptocurrency over the next…

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2021 March 16, 2021
  • 15:00

Nike releases new DEI goals, ties executive pay to broader ESG efforts

Nike Inc. has released a series of diversity, equity and inclusion targets it aims to achieve over the next five years and announced it’ll tie…

  • By: Staff
  • March 15, 2021 March 16, 2021
  • 09:00

Morneau Shepell rebranding as LifeWorks

Morneau Shepell Ltd. is rebranding as LifeWorks Inc., subject to approval by the company’s shareholders. “While the Morneau Shepell name has ably served our company through…

  • By: Staff
  • March 13, 2021 March 15, 2021
  • 09:00

One year later: Why employers should create ‘water-cooler’ moments for employees amid the pandemic

As the world enters the second year of the coronavirus pandemic, employers and employees alike have rapidly adapted to the new virtual workplace, but the…

Alberta looking at next steps to pull out of the CPP: Kenney

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government will make a decision this spring on whether to pursue pulling Alberta out of the Canada Pension Plan.…

Uber Canada’s push for gig workers to get benefits facing critiques

Uber Canada’s new proposal for provinces to force the tech giant and other mobile application-based companies to offer gig workers some benefits is facing pushback…

Canadian pension plans’ average funding positions improved slightly in January: report

Canadian pension plans saw their funding positions improve on both a solvency and accounting basis in January 2021 compared to December 2020, according to Morneau…

  • By: Staff
  • March 9, 2021 April 23, 2021
  • 18:01
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Unions calling for ‘universal wage’ for PSWs, better access to PPE for health-care workers

Health-care workers across Ontario are still struggling to obtain personal protective equipment to shield them from the coronavirus, said three major unions, which are also…

How employers can support working mothers during the ongoing pandemic

Women in Canada have long been walking a tightrope as they try to meet work with family responsibilities, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has seen…

Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…

A legal update on the government’s CEWS and CERB programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many complicated issues for employers. Prudent employers should ensure they’re aware of the resources that may be available during this…

  • By: Rayaz Khan
  • April 14, 2020 November 11, 2020
  • 08:30

Considering how mental-health support, accommodation is changing

Sixty per cent of working Canadians have experienced a mental-health issue, an increase from 52 per cent in 2017, according to Sun Life’s 2019 barometer survey.…