Arthritis Awareness, Inclusion Benefits, and Workday Wellness!

Throughout the year, our community member Arthritis Society Canada works tirelessly towards helping the over 6 million Canadians living with Arthritis. With September being #ArthritisAwarenessMonth, now is the perfect time to explore what initiatives the Arthritis Society has been working on this month.

Call for Research 

Research is such a big part of what the Arthritis Society does and they have opened a call for abstracts for the 2023 Canadian Arthritis Research Conference#CARC2023.

2x Donations 

Donations also help the Arthritis Society greatly, and for the month of September, any donations will be MATCHED by a generous donor.

Arthritis Awareness Event

The organization held a #FashionOnFire fashion show helping raise awareness about this misunderstood disease! It was an incredible show where fashion and philanthropy took centre stage, and people living with arthritis modelled fashions from Hudson’s Bay fall line, Hudson North.

Arthritis Walk

Lastly, the organization also held a #StepUpForArthritis walk, where they invited employees and other supporters to walk in solidarity. You can participate in the walk from home by walking locally and tagging your photos with the hashtag, @arthritissociety and @BenchmarkCanada.


With Inflation at 7.0% and employment peaking in May after regaining the pre-covid level in December 2021 now is the time to look at “What’s Next?”.
If your organization hasn’t considered well-being, personalization, and diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) in its benefits, NOW is the time to do so! Here’s what companies should consider in employee benefits going into 2023:

1) Offering skill improvement opportunities and increased accessibility to mental health support services

2) Customizing benefits plans to specific employee segments is important for retaining your best employees

3) Understanding what your employees need most; is it access to financial planning, greater matching of funds in a savings vehicle, or providing debt counselling?

To customize benefits plans for your employees, talk to one of our Benefit Expert today!

Phone: 416-560-0551




Benchmark is a firm believer of Workplace Wellness. When we make healthy food choices, it reflects in our productivity and performance at work and at home.

While we have our own Canadian dietary guidelines in ‘Canada’s Food Guide’, we thought it would be interesting to explore guidelines from around the world, to see if there are any tips we can incorporate into our everyday lives.

Today we are talking about the Mexican food guidelines: Built around ten key messages and one main premise for the general population: “Be physically active and eat properly to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent diseases, by following these recommendations:”


1) Take your time to eat and enjoy your meals by sharing them with family and friends whenever possible.

2) Include the three food groups: fruits & vegetables, cereals & legumes, and animal source foods in your breakfast, lunch and dinner.

3) Eat whole grains like tortilla, oatmeal, amaranth, rice, bread & pasta; and legumes like beans, lentils and green beans, daily.



To get customized or traditional health benefit plans for your employees, contact one of our Experts today!
Phone: 416-560-0551