Learn how to put allyship into action at next DEI workshop
Everyone has the right to feel safe and valued and to be their authentic selves at work. It is the responsibility of all employees to create spaces where that is possible, and to develop the skills needed to support colleagues from equity-deserving communities. On Jan. 12 (12:30 – 2 p.m. ET), Osayi Ogieva, DEI manager, will lead a workshop to provide employees and leaders with a deeper understanding of how to better show up for your colleagues and be the ally you want to be in the workplace. During Demonstrating allyship in the workplace, Osayi will demonstrate what allyship looks like in action, how you can build greater self-awareness around your power and privilege, and how you can become an active upstander in the workplace. Register before 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 11 to receive an Outlook invitation for this session.
New CPP and EI statutory deductions start today, Jan. 6
If you had reached the annual Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Employment Insurance (EI) maximums for the 2022 calendar year, you will begin this year with a lower net pay due to the restart of the statutory deductions for 2023. The CPP is a mandatory pension plan financed by contributions from employees, employers and self-employed individuals. It covers virtually all workers in Canada except Quebec. The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) announced that the 2023 EI premium rate will be $1.63 per $100 of insurable earnings which is an increase of $0.05 per $100. For more information about income tax, CPP or EI, visit payroll deductions on Connect or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
New and updated Live Learning sessions for January
The start of a new year is a great time to refresh how we work. This month, Tim Wehrle, employee adaptability analyst, introduces a new session to improve productivity through Viva insights as well as several updates to popular workshops. Take a look at the January schedule for details and dates. You can go directly to the booking site to register for sessions. Whether you’re a new employee or just looking for tips and tricks to improve productivity and collaboration, there are lots of sessions to help you manage and maintain a better way of working. If you are new to Live Learning, visit the Connect M365 Live learning section for more information.
Question of the day
If my site received free radio airtime, advertising space, or donor snacks from a local business, do I have to report that to anyone?
Yes, these gifts-in-kind are donations of tangible items and must be reported. Items such as printed signs/banners, newspaper ads, radio advertising, clinic space, snacks for clinics, etc. that Canadian Blood Services does not pay for but is of value to our organization are considered gifts-in-kind.
It’s important that staff who have received a gift-in-kind to Canadian Blood Services from a supporter, report it to the philanthropy department by emailing email@example.com by Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, in order for eligible donors to receive a 2022 tax receipt. We report on gifts-in-kind (receipted and non-receipted) to comply with CRA regulations and, importantly, to properly acknowledge these donors for their support.
Our gift-in-kind form makes it easy to report these donations — simply complete the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any associated receipts/invoices/quotes. If you have questions about reporting gifts-in-kind contact the philanthropy team at any time.