Quick-stop list of resources from industry-leading sources for Canadian group employee benefits & health insurance, human resources and corporate health & wellness information.
Canadian Group Employee Benefits and Health Insurance
Canada's leading publication on issues related to benefits, pensions and investments. Published 10 times per year, Benefits Canada offers a mix of features, columns and profiles to help benefits and pension practitioners do their jobs. A dynamic media brand, Benefits Canada is a major provider of conferences, including signature events like the Benefits and Pension Summit and the Defined Contribution Plan Summit.
Benefits and Pensions Monitor magazine serves Canada's Plan Sponsors in the areas of pension fund investment and employee benefits management. MONITOR is closely involved with industry associations and industry experts to help us craft the magazine as a continuing source of industry information. The primary focus for the circulation development of Benefits and Pensions Monitor is the 100+ employee level, which many industry professionals consider as Canada's Primary Market for employee benefit plans and pension fund investment.
The Canadian Broker Network is an alliance of independent, employee-owned insurance brokers that share best practices, experience, and connections to help members of the CBN community innovate, grow and succeed. CBN Members are at the forefront of industry transformation and innovation that ultimately benefits insurance customers across Canada.
The Canadian Group Insurance Brokers is the only broker-focused group benefits association in Canada and specializes in bringing together the best and brightest in the employee benefits industry to discuss current issues, trends, and tips for success.
The CLHIA is a not-for-profit, membership-based organization that represents 99% of Canada's life and health insurance companies. CLHIA's member companies, through a wide range of products and services, help Canadians to protect themselves and their families against the financial risks surrounding premature death, illness, and retirement.
The Canadian pension, employee benefits and institutional investment industry is continuously evolving, its laws being changed or updated and new products and ideas are making their way to the top of best practices. Founded in 1960, the Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute is a national, not-for-profit organization that specializes in providing its members with industry-related educational sessions across Canada in the pensions, employee benefits, and institutional investment sectors.
IBAC is a national organization that represents the collective interests of 11 Member Associations and their member brokers. IBAC advocates on behalf of insurance brokers and consumers, supports and elevates the broker profession, and promotes a vibrant and sustainable broker distribution channel.
Insurance Business is an award winning magazine and website that insurance brokers and industry professionals turn to for in-depth industry issues, news, analysis, market trends, business analysis and intelligence. Check out their Group Benefits news and content.
The Insurance Institute is the premier source of professional education and career development for the country’s property and casualty insurance industry. Established in 1899, the Institute is a not-for-profit organization serving more than 40,000 members across Canada through 19 volunteer-driven provincial institutes and chapters. On behalf of the industry, the Institute also conducts demographic research and produces reports and publications.
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research, and information. The International Foundation delivers research findings, education, and networking opportunities to thousands of benefits professionals who rely on us for objective, accurate and timely information.
The International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) is the premier interactive community providing educational resources, innovative thinking, and collective wisdom to help members excel and prosper in their careers. Since 1981, the Society has provided educational programs, information and networking resources, publications, and other services to a diverse group of benefits professionals.
The TPAAC is an association made up of organizations that are engaged in the business of providing pension and benefit administration services to companies, unions, and associations. The goal is to represent the interests of the members of TPAAC as a common voice to the insurance industry and the various Provincial and Federal government regulatory bodies.
THIA is the national organization representing travel insurers, brokers, underwriters, re-insurers, emergency assistance companies, air ambulance companies and allied services in the travel insurance field. THiA is the leading voice of the travel insurance industry in Canada and is engaged in public education and issues relating to regulatory affairs and member communications.
Canadian Human Resources
The Canadian HR Reporter group is made of up three publications: Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Employment Law Today and Canadian Labour Reporter. Canadian HR Reporter serves as Canada's indispensable guide to human resources management. Canadian Employment Law Today keep executives, managers, business owners, trade unions, HR professionals and law firms up to date on the latest developments in employment law. Canadian Labour Reporter (formerly CLV Reports), is a weekly publication that has been serving the industrial relations industry, labour professionals and lawyers since 1956.
CPHR Canada, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, represents 27,000 members in the Human Resources Profession across nine provinces and three territories in Canada. Established in 1994, CPHR Canada is the national voice on the enhancement and promotion of the HR Profession. With an established and credible designation and collaboration on national issues, we are proactively positioning the national human resources agenda in Canada and representing the Canadian HR Profession with HR Associations around the world.
Human Resources Director Canada concentrates on the real issues and challenges facing the HR professional and the industry, with in-depth features and analysis of what really matters. HRD features high level case studies, international and local profiles, interviews with HR directors and industry leaders from around the globe as well as leading newsmakers in the field. Content goes beyond industry standard, offering highly engaging, timely, relevant, innovative and entertaining articles. HRD has positioned itself as the magazine of choice for the country’s most influential HR decision makers. Check out their list of Canada HR Events.
Canadian Corporate Health & Wellness Resources
AWCBC was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization to facilitate the exchange of information between Workers' Compensation Boards and Commissions across Canada. AWCBC is a central source of information related to workers’ compensation in this country. The AWCBC is the national liaison that links all 12 provincial and territorial member boards and commissions and supports a comprehensive network of expertise. AWCBC’s vision is to drive a strong Canadian leadership role in providing the safest and healthiest workplaces in the world and a fair, affordable workers’ compensation insurance system.
- View a list of all provincial Workers' Compensation Boards across Canada.
CCOHS was established in 1978 by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, which was passed by unanimous vote in the Canadian Parliament. CCOHS promotes the total well-being – physical, psychosocial and mental health – of working Canadians by providing information, training, education, management systems and solutions that support health, safety and wellness programs.
- Check out their Comprehensive Workplace Health Program Guide (small cost applies).
The Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Check out their free Workplace Mental Health Resources.
The Conference Board of Canada provides ongoing research in mental health and wellness has continued to focus on understanding the impacts of the pandemic on families, employers, employees, work-life balance, and mental stress. Check out their free Mental Health Resources.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) leads the development and dissemination of innovative programs and tools to support the mental health and wellness of Canadians. Through its unique mandate from the Government of Canada, the MHCC supports federal, provincial, and territorial governments as well as organizations in the implementation of sound public policy. Check out their Workplace Mental Health resources.
Wellness Together Canada was created in response to an unprecedented rise in mental health and substance use concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding from the Government of Canada. As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation and financial insecurity to substance use concerns and racial inequality. Wellness Together Canada is brought to you by Kids Help Phone, Government of Canada, Stepped Care Solutions and Homewood Health.
Wellness Works Canada is a non-profit workplace health and performance association. We support workplace health practitioners and employers to build healthy, high performing work cultures. We empower and guide our members with simple, evidence-informed, cost-effective education, resources, consulting and accreditation. We also advocate for the profound impact well-being has on performance. Cost-effective partner memberships and certifications are available for students, practitioners, providers, and employers.
Additional Health & Wellness Resources
- Best Mental Health Apps of 2022 by VeryWellMind list provides apps for Learning Coping Skills, Therapy, Stress Relief, Meditation, Depression, BIPOC, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD and PTSD
- 11 Best ADHD App for 2022 by Healthline
- Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) List of Apps for Mental Health
- Simply Benefits' Health and Wellness Provider HEAL
- Simply Benefits' Employee & Family Assistance Provider HumanaCare
- 9 Disability Management Services to Help Employees Return to Work
- Top Corporate Wellness Companies in Canada
- 10 Reasons Why EAP's Rock! A User's Perspective
- Top Canadian Insurance Carriers Providing Wellness Solutions
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