Where do you keep your critical files?

Day to day, we usually don’t have to access our critical files. But when we do need them, it’s important to have current, accurate information available. With that in mind, the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has introduced the Virtual Shoebox, an interactive tool created to help people track important personal, family and financial documents.

Loving, Healthy Relationships

Many people celebrate love and romance with flowers, dinner out, jewelry and candy. These tokens and gestures have become symbols that our modern culture associates with expressions of love. While they offer an instant feel-good boost, it’s also important to have perspective that the feelings they generate can be fleeting.

How Taking Care of your Finances can Reduce your Stress Level

Financial stress can affect more than your wallet; it can have a ripple effect, impacting your health and relationships. The relationship between mental health and finances in some instances are dynamically linked. Experiencing difficulties with your mental health may contribute to financial difficulties, and vice versa, as an example, failing to meet your financial obligations due to challenges with anxiety or depression or alternatively experiencing anxiety or depression due to mounting financial debt.

Fraud prevention

Every year, millions of people in Canada and around the world fall victim to scam artists. Recently, these criminals have been posing as the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). They say they’re collecting outstanding tax debts, but their goal is to steal banking information and deplete their victims’ accounts. You’ve worked hard for your money. We don’t want you to lose it so we’re sharing this information from the CRA to help protect you against fraud.

Proud to be Canadian and serve Canadians

As Canada marks its 150th, it’s fitting that we also pause to reflect on the pride we feel in being a Canadian company. We are more than 600 friendly, caring people who are interested in helping protect our fellow Canadians. Every day we’re grateful for the opportunities and freedoms we enjoy in Canada.

You Shared Your Canada – It’s Spectacular

To help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Equitable Life invited people from coast to coast to participate in a photo contest, Share Your Canada. We asked Canadians to send us their favourite images of our glorious country. The subject of the photo was entirely up to you - a landscape, cityscape, family, friends or selfie – whatever images represented your part of the country.

10 Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance

The term work-life balance is often misunderstood to be the attainment of perfect equilibrium between our work obligations and personal lives and commitments. In actuality, work-life balance is a philosophy where we determine the required time needed to properly prioritize the efforts put towards career and ambition against the energy and activities dedicated to lifestyle, including family, leisure and pleasure.

Holiday Stress and Anxiety Prevention

Are you approaching winter celebrations with apprehension? We have practical tips on how you can find fun in your function!

Youth, Teens and Mental Health

It’s no secret the emotions and actions of youth and teenagers can be a dizzying array of ups, downs, quirks and contradictions. But, where mood swings, tantrums, and dramatic phases do constitute what have always been accepted as a normal part of growing up, there are notable instances when shifts in mood and behaviour may be indicators of a larger, more daunting issue: mental illness.

The Impact of Money on your Mind

Recent studies have found that money is the leading source of stress for Canadians and that it’s literally making us sick. Financial stress can cause headaches, stomach aches, and even heart attacks. But it’s the impact on our minds that can be the most damaging.

Technology and Relationships

The digital revolution has given us new tools to meet people and stay in touch. It’s also changed the way we relate to each other - at home and at work.

When someone you care about has Alzheimer’s or Dementia

​When living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, either as the person experiencing brain changes, or as someone in the role of caregiver, it’s important to try to anchor yourself in the present as much as possible.

Employees as Caregivers

Caregiving by its nature is not usually something that can be added on top of your daily activities in a neat, stress-free package. It must be integrated with your many other responsibilities, and for that you must acquire new knowledge and a different set of skills.