Beyond Borders: Navigating Medical Tourism and Disability Management

With wait times growing exponentially for specialists, surgeries, and medical investigations across Canada, many Canadians are looking to other countries […]

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Insights from THINK 2023 | Five Generations in the Workforce Wrap-Up

At our annual client conference THINK on November 1, 2023, Jacquie Fritsch, Principal Consultant, Global Benefits at Cowan Insurance Group, led a panel […]

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Insights from THINK 2023 | Integrating Data and Connecting the Dots Wrap-Up

As Principal, VP, Wellness and Disability Innovation and Growth at Cowan Insurance Group, Lianne Clarke helps employers identify organizational health […]

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The Post-COVID Impact on Employee and Organizational Health | What Can Employers Do to Help?

After three years, the World Health Organization has declared that COVID-19 is no longer classified as a global emergency, although it remains a pandemic […]

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Mental Health: An Occupational Health and Safety Challenge

Initially published in Benefits and Pensions Monitor, June 2023.

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Building a Resilient Workforce Through Well-being Strategies

On March 1, 2023, I spoke at the HRD Wellbeing Summit Canada, which brought together leaders nationwide to discuss health challenges in today’s workforce, […]

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How an Echo Pandemic in Mental Health May Be Impacting Your Employees (and what you can do about it)

An unexpected aftereffect of the pandemic has been revealed: a Canada-wide “echo” pandemic in mental health. We’ve heard stories of struggle and fragility […]

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Changes to the EI Sickness Benefit Program Effective December 18, 2022

The Canadian federal government has announced that effective December 18, 2022, the Employment Insurance (EI) sickness program will be moving from 15 […]

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On the Path to Modernizing Our Employment Insurance Program

The Canadian federal government has released a Phase Two report1 from ongoing consultations regarding the modernization of the Employment Insurance (EI) […]

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Cost Savings of Effective Workers’ Compensation Claims Management

Mandatory coverage for most Canadian employers Workers’ Compensation (WC) legislation mandates Canadian employers to have insurance that provides income […]

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