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The 2015 workplace mental health priorities report

Read what employers, employees and physician think about mental health in the workplace.

  • Closing the retirement income gap

    In-depth analysis of a major pension or benefits issue of long-term significance
  • Measuring the bottom‐line impact of mental health

    Assessing your company’s situation and taking action can pay dividends in the form of higher employee engagement, mitigation of risk and operational efficiency, all of which contribute to improving ROI.
  • Target benefit plans - Game-changer...?

    In our last Vision, we started a comparison of Defined Contribution (DC) plans versus Target Benefit Plans (TBPs).
  • Optimizing productivity in a stressful age

    Remarks by Bill Morneau, Executive Chairman, Morneau Shepell to the HR Summit, December 10, 2013
  • ROI for EFAP

    This study concludes that employers see significant ROI when helping their employees deal with personal and emotional issues.

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Slight sting from energy felt by Ontario health-care plan

May 18, 2015

Pensions & Investments: Jim Keohane, president and CEO of the C$65 billion ($54.2 billion) Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, Toronto, took some mark-to-market losses on its direct energy holdings.

New pension rules in B.C.

May 15, 2015

On May 11, 2015, the B.C. Government adopted the new Pension Benefits Standards Regulation (the “New Regulation”).

When stigma turns inward

May 15, 2015

The Conference Board of Canada Blog: Individuals with mental health issues often deal with much more than their illness. As they try to recover, they must frequently put up with the stress caused by stigma and prejudice.

Tracking the funded status of pension plans as at April 30, 2015

May 12, 2015

The evolution of the financial situation of pension plans since December 31, 2014

Changes to the federal investment regulations affecting Ontario pension plans

May 12, 2015

On April 23, 2015, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) posted information on its website with respect to recent changes to the investment rules in the federal Pension Benefits Standards Regulations (PBSR).

Impact on pension expense under international accounting as at April 30, 2015

May 12, 2015

Every year, companies must establish an expense for their defined benefit pension plans.

New guidance on interest payments for marriage breakdowns in Ontario

May 12, 2015

A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court provides important guidance on the payment of interest on lump sum transfers following a marriage breakdown in Ontario.

Federal budget modifies RRIF minimum withdrawals and TFSA maximum contributions

May 12, 2015

On April 21, 2015, the Federal Government released its 2015 Economic Action Plan (the “Budget”). The Budget includes a number of announcements relating to retirement and benefit plans.

Quebec: Funding and restructuring of multi-employer pension plans

May 12, 2015

Bill 34, An Act to amend the Supplemental Pension Plans Act with respect to the funding and restructuring of certain multi-employer pension plans, was adopted on April 2, 2015 by the Quebec National Assembly.

Ontario budget 2015

May 12, 2015

On April 23, 2015, the Ontario Government introduced its 2015 budget (the “Budget”).