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Media advisory – Morneau Shepell reveals research on Canadians’ mental health at 10th annual workplace summit

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Media advisory – Morneau Shepell reveals research on Canadians’ mental health at 10th annual workplace summit

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Tessa Virtue joins leading Canadian organizations for virtual panel on trends in workplace mental health

Ongoing economic instability and pandemic-related anxieties, in both work and personal life, continue to negatively affect the mental health of Canadians. Over the past year, Morneau Shepell has followed several critical trends and patterns in its Mental Health Index™ and on January 28, the company will present its findings. With so much uncertainty and change throughout 2020, Morneau Shepell’s research shows the mental health of working Canadians has declined significantly, in large part due to a sharp increase in burnout and worsening isolation, optimism and psychological health.

At Employers Connect 2021, Morneau Shepell’s in-depth analysis will feature workplace mental health and explore the pandemic’s impact on Canadians’ wellbeing. A range of panellists will share their personal perspectives, offer insight on how to approach issues, discuss the need for mental health support in today’s turbulent climate, and examine trends and strategies organizations can implement to support their employees’ overall wellbeing.

Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend Employers Connect.

Virtual event details




Employers Connect 2021, 10th annual workplace mental health summit




Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET




Virtual event, sign-in link to be provided to registered attendees prior to event




Employers Connect Canada will feature the following speakers:




  • Stephen Liptrap, President and Chief Executive Officer, Morneau Shepell
  • Paula Allen, Global Leader and Senior Vice President, Research and Total Wellbeing, Morneau Shepell
  • Idan Shlesinger, Executive Vice President and President, Financial Wellbeing and Retirement Solutions, Morneau Shepell
  • Cara Beck, Vice President, Partner Resources, Starbucks Canada
  • Joel Scales, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Jamieson WellnessInc.
  • Tessa Virtue, Olympic and World Ice Dance Champion

This event is open to media and Morneau Shepell clients by invitation only.

Employers Connect Canada will also be held in French on February 11, and in global markets including the United Kingdom on February 10, the United States on February 11 and Australia on February 23. To join the conversation online, tweet us @Morneau_Shepell #EmployersConnect2021 #MentalHealth.

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell is a leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that deliver an integrated approach to employee wellbeing through our cloud-based platform. Our focus is providing world-class solutions to our clients to support the mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing of their people. By improving lives, we improve business. Our approach spans services in employee and family assistance, health and wellness, recognition, pension and benefits administration, retirement consulting, actuarial and investment services. Morneau Shepell employs approximately 6,000 employees who work with some 24,000 client organizations that use our services in 162 countries. Morneau Shepell is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit


For more information and to RSVP, please contact:
Heather MacDonald
Morneau Shepell

Source: Morneau Shepell