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Employers must prepare for retirees’ ‘encore’ careers

Over the next decade, employers will have to create workplace programs that recognize employees’ careers beyond retirement, speakers on a panel at an event in Toronto suggested on Wednesday. “Stats Canada still ends [the definition of] working-age Canadian at age 64, and yet we know that people are working well beyond that age,” said Lisa Taylor, chief executive officer of Toronto-based Challenge Factory Inc., an organization that focuses on strategies for an aging workforce. Taylor was part of a panel hosted by Morneau Shepell Ltd. that focused on workplace challenges in the modern economy.

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