Brandie Weikle


Brandie Weikle is a writer and editor for CBC Radio based in Toronto. She joined CBC in 2016 after a long tenure as a magazine and newspaper editor. Brandie covers a range of subjects but has special interests in health, family and the workplace. She is currently the acting senior producer for CBC Radio's digital team. You can reach her at

Latest from Brandie Weikle

How the 'tax' on singles has people who live alone feeling the pinch

People who live alone have always had large costs to carry on their own. But the inflation Canadians have faced over the past year has meant nearly everything from groceries to gas to rent, or the rate of interest you pay on your mortgage and other debt, has gone up — and financial security has gone down.

Women are suffering needlessly through menopause transition, physicians say

Physicians say lack of information and poor access to doctors who have received specialized training on menopause have left most women without the tools they need to manage what can sometimes amount to debilitating symptoms.

You've heard of quiet quitting. Here's how to tell if you're being quietly fired

Much attention has been paid to the idea of quiet quitting, when employees remain in their jobs but stick to the bare requirements of the role. But a phenomenon called “quiet firing” can have the opposite effect — when employers subtly compel staff members to leave to avoid the messy business of firing them.

Why TikTok dads are hitting heartstrings during the pandemic

A group of content creators who made dad-themed videos on TikTok and other platforms have become viral sensations during the pandemic. "It cuts to the very core of what all human beings really need, especially now," says Natasha Sharma, who runs a Toronto-based therapy practice.

There's never been a better time for teens to land a job. So why aren't as many applying?

With unemployment at a record low and close to a million job vacancies, the time is ripe for teenagers to land their first jobs. But teens aren't as likely to apply as they once were.

You shouldn't have to wait 2 weeks to get paid, say proponents of new payroll system

Proponents of a new approach to payroll called “early wage access” say time’s up for the traditional model of getting paid once every two weeks.

Forget 9 to 5. These experts say the time has come for the results-only work environment

A management strategy known as the results-only work environment (ROWE) has seen a surge in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic, says one of the architects of the system.

Why smashing the taboo around menopause makes good economic sense

Women going through menopausal changes now are more likely than generations before to hold senior roles at work, making them difficult to replace, experts say. And they represent a lot of buying power for companies savvy enough to market products and services to them.

These people were able to take their big-city salaries to more affordable towns

A growing number of people have been able to relocate to smaller cities and towns in Canada, as remote work during the pandemic has made their jobs portable. But if you move to a more affordable place, should you be able to take your big-city salary with you?

Canada was already desperately short of nurses before COVID-19. Now nurses say they're hanging on by a thread

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened Canada’s already critical nursing shortage, and experts say it’s going to take strategic planning, incentives and a lot of effort to make work life more sustainable for nurses to build a bigger workforce.