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While diversity, equity and inclusion has been a major focus over the past two years, good intentions must be matched by action. Wendy Cukier, founder of the Diversity Institute at Toronto Metropolitan University There’s been a lot more talk about DEI in recent years, which is a good thing. However, progress in some areas has […]

  • June 24, 2022 June 23, 2022
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As the 2022 Workplace Benefits Awards’ nomination process draws to a close later this month, Benefits Canada is pleased to announce this year’s panel of judges. The deadline for this year’s awards is June 30, at which time the awards entries will be turned over to the hands of several industry experts. Apply for the […]

  • June 22, 2022 June 21, 2022
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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect people’s employment experience, four-day workweek trials around the world are testing a new way of working. Tina Dacin, professor and Stephen J.R. Smith chair of strategy and organizational behaviour at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University The seemingly endless ebbs and flows of the pandemic have required people […]

  • May 13, 2022 May 27, 2022
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As the default funds in defined contribution plans evolve, two experts weigh in on the merits of more customized options. Olivia S. Mitchell, professor and director of the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Although DC plan sponsors are legally responsible for selecting and overseeing the investment options offered […]

  • April 14, 2022 April 14, 2022
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Canadian employers should consider the pros and cons of employee share ownership plans on both sides of the border. Loren Rodgers, executive director of the National Center for Employee Ownership (pictured left) Canada should maintain the current paths by which companies are creating employee ownership, but it should also create a new vehicle that draws […]

  • March 18, 2022 March 18, 2022
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The 2022 Defined Contribution Investment Forum, held virtually on Jan. 21, explored how generational priorities impact investment options and strategies, including the growing importance of environmental, social and governance factors; the introduction of liquid investments and real assets, helping all age groups set the right glide path to retirement; and ensuring communication reaches all plan members. […]

  • February 4, 2022 February 1, 2022
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On Dec. 15, the industry’s most popular drug benefits conference returned in a virtual format, highlighting the trends and opportunities for Canadian benefits plan sponsors to consider. Here’s what you missed: Using proactive drug plan design to ensure future sustainability Ensuring plan sponsors get value for money from their drug plans Patient support program insights […]

  • January 24, 2022 January 24, 2022
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The second year since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic was a significant one for the human resources, benefits, pension and investment industries, particularly when it came to stories about vaccines. With more than three million page views on BenefitsCanada.com in 2021, here are the year’s most popular stories. What can employers do if […]

  • December 30, 2021 December 13, 2021
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Employers’ top concerns in 2021 included the coronavirus pandemic, vaccination policies, the impact of inflation on salaries, new employment legislation and plans for returning to the office, according to the most popular stories on BenefitsCanada.com. What can employers do if workers won’t get coronavirus vaccine? Unvaccinated employees may not be eligible for EI: feds Trudeau […]

  • December 29, 2021 December 13, 2021
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With Benefits Canada‘s companion publication the Canadian Investment Review integrating into BenefitsCanada.com in early 2021, many of the top investment stories of the year include CIR content, alongside stories from the print magazine and other investment trend stories. 2021 Top 100 Pension Funds Report: DB plans shining bright amid pandemic clouds Expert panel: When the […]

  • December 28, 2021 December 13, 2021
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