Pay Equity in Canada: Closing the Pay Gap in Ontario and BC

Canada has struggled to achieve pay equity, but 2023 has seen legislative developments in two key provinces, British Columbia, and Ontario.   Action is urgently needed to ensure workplace fairness and improve labor standards across the country. Here’s why: Progress towards narrowing the country’s gender pay gap is described as “glacial”.  Canada currently sits in 52nd…

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AI Executive Order Issued by Biden Administration

On October 30, 2023, the Biden administration issued its highly anticipated AI Executive Order (EO) on artificial intelligence (AI).  Focused on creating a framework for “responsible AI”, the EO expands on the Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights. Key elements covered in its scope include safety, privacy, equity and civil rights, healthcare and education,…

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Opportunity Equity: Prepare for 2024’s Emerging HR Trend

While pay equity remains a key HR trend in 2023, another is emerging as we approach 2024; that of opportunity equity.  Opportunity equity is the practice of providing all workers with equal access to opportunities for employment, development, and career advancement. That’s irrespective of gender, race/ethnicity, age, and other personal attributes. It aims to dismantle…

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