Category Archives: ENCOMPASS News

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Medical Marijuana RX?

Doctors should think twice before prescribing medical marijuana: guideline . . . this supports the BC College of Physicians as well as the Mayo Clinic’s reports along with many industry leading professionals.  Are we prepared to consider the by-products of … Continue reading

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Breakfast Education Seminar – Save the date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Breakfast Education Seminar Providing insight and answers to changes in the group benefits world. Join us for an intriguing discussion as Organizational Solutions Inc. will be addressing disability management challenges. They will share how we can sustain these rising costs … Continue reading

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2018 – 2021 BC Minimum Wage Increases Announced

Thursday, February 8, 2018 11:15 AM – From the Office of the Premier British Columbia’s lowest-paid workers will earn a $15-an-hour minimum wage by June 2021, Premier John Horgan announced today, endorsing the recommendations of the Fair Wages Commission. The … Continue reading

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B. C. ruling adds further clarity to long-term disability saga

Jordan Fremont and Gabrielle Fortier-Cofsky | November 21, 2017 Does disability interfere with an organization’s right to terminate employment and employer-provided benefits? It’s a question that commonly arises when it comes to employees who have been away from work and in receipt … Continue reading

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February is Heart Month

How can YOU make a difference during Heart Health Month Wear red on National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 2nd to increase awareness of heart disease.  Then share a photo of you and your friends in your best red gear on social … Continue reading

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Meds to cost much less – The Canadian Press – Jan 29, 2018

CASTANET Jan 30, 2018 A new agreement will see the prices of nearly 70 commonly prescribed generic drugs discounted by up to 90 per cent of their brand name equivalents.The price discounts are to start on April 1 and will more … Continue reading

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January is . . . Alzheimer Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in Canada. It is a progressive and irreversible disease. Sadly, there is no cure – and just as troubling, the number of Canadians who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and related … Continue reading

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Addictions Programs and Overdose Rates

A recent article in the Vancouver Sun reported that drug overdoses in BC have more than doubled in 2017. The report states that most victims worked in trades, with a disproportionate number in the construction industry. Report findings show most of … Continue reading

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Top Wellness Trends for 2018

Benefits Canada highlights the top Canadian wellness trends we’ll see in workplaces in 2018.   Read the full article here Mindfulness  Research shows that practicing mindfulness can improve stress management and promote self-care, enabling employees to make better choices both … Continue reading

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Big White Ski Resort Contest – WInner Announcement

On Thursday, December 21st we were able to make this Christmas season very special for one remarkable student – David Hartley!   This year, one special way that we wanted to give back to our great community is to offer, … Continue reading

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