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Elite Canadian athletes partner with Morneau Shepell to launch Getting to Your Gold™

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Elite Canadian athletes partner with Morneau Shepell to launch Getting to Your Gold™

Morneau Shepell provides Canada's only total workplace health and wellness program led by Olympians and Olympic hopefuls

TORONTO, July 13, 2016 /CNW/ - Today Morneau Shepell Inc. (TSX: MSI), a leading provider of employee and family assistance programs (EFAPs), human resources consulting and technology, and the Mental Health Partner of the Canadian Olympic Team, announced the launch of its Getting to Your Gold™ program.

Through Canada's only total workplace health and wellness program led by elite athlete ambassadors, Getting to Your Gold™ provides organizations the exclusive opportunity to be coached, motivated and inspired by Canada's Olympians and Olympic hopefuls. Ambassadors are partnered with Canadian employees to cheer them on through motivational videos, blog posts and regular updates.

"With this year being our 50th anniversary, we are proud to mark such an important milestone in our Company's history with the launch of Getting to Your Gold™," said Patrick Cerullo, ‎ Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Employee Support Solutions, Morneau Shepell. "By having an elite athlete as a workplace health ambassador, organizations have a unique opportunity to enhance their wellness programs and establish exciting relationships between employees and the Canadian sport/athlete community."

The Getting to Your Gold™ interactive online portal hosts Olympic-themed total wellness challenges, athlete videos and health and wellness polls. The online platform also allows employees to set individual and team goals; track steps, calories, diet and weight; and obtain expert advice through motivational messages, a library of articles with health tips.

"It's fantastic to have Morneau Shepell as the Mental Health Partner of the Canadian Olympic Team," said Chris Overholt, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee. "Not only is Getting to Your Gold™ important for employees, but it also provides incredible opportunities for Olympians to have first-hand exposure to business experiences outside of their career in competitive sport." 

Morneau Shepell also announced today that it is providing the Getting to Your Gold™ program to the CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO), which officially launched the program to its employees on June 22, 2016.

"We are excited to be the first company to use Getting to Your Gold™, the program complements our existing wellness efforts quite nicely," said Mary Duncan, Vice President, Human Resources, CAA SCO. "With our employees already so engaged in improving their health and well-being, Getting to Your Gold™ is the natural next step in helping us reach our professional and personal goals."

Through Getting to Your Gold™, employees are now being provided with unprecedented insight from Canadian Olympians and Olympic hopefuls into healthy living advice on physical activity, nutrition, rest and managing stress.

About Morneau Shepell Inc.

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, as well as the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. Through health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions, Morneau Shepell helps clients reduce costs, increase employee productivity and improve their competitive position. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States, and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit

About CAA South Central Ontario

For over a hundred years, CAA has been helping Canadians stay mobile, safe and protected. CAA South Central Ontario is one of nine auto clubs across Canada providing roadside assistance, travel, insurance services and member savings for our 2 million members.

About the Canadian Olympic Committee

The Canadian Olympic Committee leads the achievement of the Canadian Olympic Team's podium success and advances Olympic values in Canada. Independent and predominantly privately funded, the Canadian Olympic Committee delivers resources that Canada's elite athletes need to perform at their best and give their everything every day. The backbone of Canada's Olympic movement, the Canadian Olympic Committee works with National Sport Federations to prepare the Team for the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Pan American Games. By sharing our athletes' stories, we inspire all Canadians through the power of sport: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416.355.5632,; Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Consultant, CAA SCO, (905) 771-3194,; Heather MacDonald, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 647.725.2520 x207,