Impact on Pension Expense under In ternational Accounting - As at April 30, 2012

May 14, 2012

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

British Columbia Proposes New Pensions Act, Alberta Expected to Follow

May 14, 2012

The British Columbia government has introduced Bill 38, a new Pension Benefits Standards Act (the “Act”), to replace its current pension legislation. The new Act provides private-sector employers with more design options, such as target benefit...

2012 Federal Budget Highlights—Group Benefit Plan Impact

May 14, 2012

The 2012 Federal Budget has proposed amendments which will have an impact on some employee benefits plans.

Ontario Draft Regulations Released

May 14, 2012

On April 30, 2012, the Ontario government released draft regulations that would implement some of the amendments to the Pension Benefits Act (PBA) found in Bills 120 and 236.

Recognizing Risk - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

Recognizing the risk factors for mental illness needs to be addressed on several levels.

Recovery - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

There are as many different perceptions and definitions of recovery as there are perceptions and definitions of mental illness.

Return To Work - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

A successful and healthy return to work from mental illness requires planning for and consideration of the employee, co-workers, manager or supervisor, and workplace. It is also important to address the individual’s often unspoken fears about...

Removing Stigma - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

Stigma occurs as a result of stereotypes and negative perceptions and is often associated with mental health conditions.

Resilience - 5 Rs of workplace mental health

May 1, 2012

ONE IN FIVE. According to Health Canada, that’s the number of Canadians who will directly experience mental illness in their lifetime. That means someone close to you may need an ear to listen, or a shoulder to lean on.

Why We Can’t Retire Early Anymore

Apr 24, 2012

By 2029, Old Age Security (OAS) pension will not become payable until age 67.