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Accommodating Religious Diversity in the Workplace

There is a legal mandate to accommodate religious practices in the workplace. However, accommodation should not only be a requirement. It is good human resource practice to create an open environment that recognizes religious practices of all employees. A company can improve employee satisfaction and productivity by helping employees feel like they can bring their whole self to work and not having to “hide” a part of themselves in the workplace. In this webinar, learn from legal expert Dave McKechnie of McMillan about the duty to accommodate employees’ religious practices and hear from Irit Kelman, Mount Sinai, and Debbie Pawelczyk, RBC, on how to create and implement practical accommodation policies for your company. The session is moderated by diversity expert Rhonda Singer from Coaching for Action. Speakers Dave McKechnie, Partner, Employment & Labour Relations, McMillan Irit Kelman, Human Rights & Health Equity Specialist,Mount SinaiHospital Debbie Pawelczyk, Sr. Advisor – Workplace Accommodation, Employee Relations, RBC Moderator Rhonda Singer, Senior Associate, Coaching for Action   Watch  

Accommodation in the Nonprofit Workplace

Original broadcast date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Summary: This recorded webinar, presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association – BC, delves into the world of accommodation and explores the boundaries of flexibility within a nonprofit workplace. With the goal of keeping employees safe and employed, we look at real-life examples and consider opportunities to do things a little differently.   View

Backstage Pass: Mark Franklin – Supporting Employee Career Development

Employing 21st century career management skills is essential for employees and managers alike to develop talent, support advancement and link career development to employee engagement. Learn new, evidence-based methods and tools to reimagine a workplace that supports the career development of all employees of all ages and cultures. Mark Franklin is the practice leader of CareerCycles, co-founder of One Life Tools and host of the Career Buzz radio show. He’s interviewed hundreds of guests about insights and turning points in their career stories. He received the Stu Conger Award for Leadership in Career Development. Mark’s career management insights have appeared in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Global News and Toronto Star.

Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit

Talking about mental health is the first step in making a difference in the lives of all Canadians. Get the conversation started with our Bell Let’s Talk Toolkit that’s full of telling facts, compelling information, and simple tools from some leading health experts. Show your support for mental health and spread the word about Bell Let’s Talk Day 2013. You can download individual parts of the 2013 toolkit below, or download it all by clicking here. You can also make a request to have a printed toolkit sent to you by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Campus Recruitment and Benchmark Report

The Report compiles information regarding the new graduate recruitment practices of employers throughout Canada, detailing full-time and co-op/internship hiring and the average salaries new graduates received. 

Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers both the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Employment Equity Act, and ensures that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination are followed in all areas of federal jurisdiction.

Canadian Labour Congress

The Congress is the national voice of the labour movement in Canada. It promotes decent wages and working conditions, improved health and safety laws. The CLC lobbies for fair taxes and strong social programs, including childcare, medicare and pensions as well as lobbying for the development of job training and job creation programs. The CLC maintains a Pride page to address GLBT issues in the workplace.

Career Development in the Canadian Workplace: National Business Survey

In an effort to understand the state of career development in the Canadian workplace, CERIC commissioned Environics Research Group to survey 500 employers in the fall of 2013. The survey charts new territory with an in-depth look at the response of Canadian business to youth unemployment, the business view on just how real skills shortages are in this country, and insights on exactly how business is recruiting and training talent today.

CAW-TCA Canada ( The Canadian Auto Workers Union)

The CAW is committed to representing all of our members and creating safer and fairer workplaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) union members. We’re proud of the work we do to confront homophobia and transphobia in the workplace.

Creating the Optimal Workplace Experience (On Demand)

On Demand Course Leader: Paul Boston, Actus Performance Inc. Duration: 1 hour 0 minute Price: $69.00 Over the last few years, there has been controversy and concern about the effectiveness of current performance management practices and employee engagement. Given the complexity and different viewpoints of these challenges, the fact remains that in a competitive marketplace, an organization’s strategic advantage is its people. HR professionals who realize this are now focusing their attention on creating cultures of optimal work experience.

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