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Women aren’t always getting the care and treatment they need. This is the gender health gap, and it's becoming a growing concern.

To dive deeper into this issue, we've partnered with Ipsos on our latest research report - The gender health gap: its impact on working women in Canada. This report provides insights on how to identify health support gaps and their effects on women's health.

Read our Bright Paper to learn more

The survey examined a variety of women's health-related issues, needs, challenges and expectations of workplace supports. The report analyzes subgroups of women within different life stages. This helped us understand where their health needs lack support and potential solutions that can help.

Did you know:

  • 60% of women said that their health issues could affect their career advancement abilities.
  • Most women (85%) felt they still bear a greater burden of household and childcare responsibilities than men.
  • There is a lack of awareness regarding many benefits for women's health, such as contraceptive coverage, fertility treatments and menopause support.

Women want care and balance in many areas of their lives. By directing awareness to this important topic, you can lead the conversation with your Clients.

Providing you insights on important workplace issues is part of our commitment to deliver you and your Clients the Best in Health.

Guide your Clients on important workplace health issues

Your Clients look to you as their strategic guide to help build and evolve their benefits plan. Support for women's health in the workplace is a key driver of job satisfaction. Job satisfaction leads to higher productivity and employee retention which translates to healthy business growth.

Help your Clients learn and take action by:

  • recognizing how women's health is a growing issue in the workplace,
  • raising awareness among your Clients,
  • identifying ways to support women through better policies and practices, and
  • helping Clients implement potential solutions in the report to see positive results.

Good health isn’t just the absence of illness or disease. It's a state of good physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and financial well-being. Read the report and help your Clients champion for change!

Available resources

Share these resources with your Clients to get them started in understanding women’s health and its importance.

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We’ll send Focus Updates to Sponsors on May 30, 2024.

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Please contact your Sun Life Group Benefits representative.