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TD Bank is bringing employees together to mark Emancipation Day, the country’s first national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the British Empire. This spring, the federal government voted unanimously to officially recognize August 1 as a day to reflect on when the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect across the British Empire on Aug. 1, […]

  • July 28, 2021 July 29, 2021
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A labour dispute between hospitality workers and two Vancouver hotels is affecting the employees’ health benefits and pension plan. More than 50 hospitality workers at the Pacific Gateway Hotel near the Vancouver International Airport are striking over the right to be recalled, while another 100 workers employed at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown hotel in Burnaby, B.C., […]

  • July 7, 2021 July 7, 2021
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In hiring its first manager of accessibility, Rogers Communications Inc. isn’t only ensuring it’s compliant with federal legislation, the company is also integrating the practice into its diversity, equity and inclusion goals to remove barriers at a systemic level for employees with disabilities. “I myself am a person with a disability and so starting at […]

  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
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Citigroup Inc.’s director and country human resources officer discusses encouraging employee self-care, making CANnections and cooking for friends and family. Q: What top challenges do you face in your role? A: Our need to focus on employee well-being has emerged as our leading issue. Remote work, longer hours, blurring of lines between home and work, […]

  • June 30, 2021 June 30, 2021
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The New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization, the Ontario Dental Association and its subsidiary Accerta are joining the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology’s DBplus pension plan. The not-for-profit organization, dental association and health-care program administrator all recently transferred to the pension plan from group registered retirement savings plans. “The talent that we’re trying to attract typically […]

  • June 24, 2021 July 5, 2021
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As employers begin rebuilding the workplace once the coronavirus pandemic recedes, their group benefits plan will be their best tool — and ally — to help employees regain their health and wellness footing, said Jennifer Katzsch, regional vice-president of Western Canada at Desjardins Insurance during Benefits Canada‘s 2021 Benefits & Pension Summit. As with past crises, […]

  • May 31, 2021 May 31, 2021
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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 some working women opting to walk away from trying to continually balance professional and personal obligations. According to a Royal Bank of Canada report in April 2020, women’s participation in […]

  • March 8, 2021 March 9, 2021
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This time of year, Citigroup Inc.’s fitness centre would likely usually be packed with New Year’s resolutioners working out and catching up with colleagues. Not this January. The company’s Mississauga, Ont., fitness centre was a popular place for its employees to break a sweat together. But when the coronavirus pandemic halted in-person activities last March, the […]

  • January 14, 2021 April 14, 2021
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