Canadian Human Resources Benchmarking: Health and Safety

The Conference Board of Canada, April 6, 2022
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This ongoing series examines the HR practices and metrics of Canadian organizations, specifically around turnover, engagement, diversity and inclusion, absence, and health and safety.

Document Highlights

  • At the end of the 2020 fiscal year, 1.6 per cent of employees were on short-term disability leave, and 1.3 per cent were on long-term disability leave.
  • Nearly one quarter of organizations do not have a short-term disability program in place for their employees.
  • Mental health dominated inquiries to Employee Assistance Programs and Employee and Family Assistance Programs (EAP/EFAP) in 2020, with 92 per cent of calls involving some aspect of mental health.

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