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MEDIA ADVISORY - Morneau Shepell to announce research findings on workplace mental health at its 6th annual summit in Montréal

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MEDIA ADVISORY - Morneau Shepell to announce research findings on workplace mental health at its 6th annual summit in Montréal

Employers Connect 2017 will reveal findings on workplace mental health on February 22

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian employers are increasingly aware of the importance of managing employee stress and mental health. Morneau Shepell's latest survey on workplace mental health found that there is an increased likelihood for employees to take sick leave following an organizational change, such as job re-design, team restructuring or downsizing/layoffs.

At the Montréal Employers Connect event, Morneau Shepell will present its in-depth research findings, discuss new therapies in mental health care, including pharmacogenomics – the relationship between genes and a person's response to medication. The Company along with a guest Olympian will also share insights on how organizations can best manage workplace stress and support employee mental health.

Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend Employers Connect to hear the new research in person.

Montréal Event Details


Employers Connect 2017, 6th annual workplace mental health summit


Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 7:30 – 9:45 a.m. EST (presentations begin at 8:15 a.m.)


Club Saint-James, 1145 Avenue Union, Montréal, Map


Employers Connect Montréal will feature the following speakers:

  • Sylvain Authier, Vice President Employee Assistance Program Quebec and Atlantic region, Morneau Shepell
  • Michèle Parent, Principal, Health Consulting Services, Morneau Shepell
  • Julie Belanger, Senior Director, Human Resources, Air Transat
  • Joannie Rochette, Canadian Olympic Figure Skater and Bronze Medallist


Employers Connect events were held in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax on January 25 and Edmonton on February 15.

About Morneau Shepell's Workplace Mental Health Services and Expertise
Morneau Shepell has been a leader in workplace mental health for more than 30 years developing fulsome, innovative strategies and solutions that help management teams improve the productivity and performance of their organizations by creating psychologically healthy workplaces. With mental health being the single most significant driver of disability absence costs, Morneau Shepell offers best-in-class absence and disability management solutions and is currently offering consulting services to support leading organizations implement the new National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, introduced in 2013. Morneau Shepell is the Canadian or global first to market within a number of areas including a global expatriate EAP, mental health in the workplace training for managers, return-to-work facilitation and workplace harassment solutions, among many others.

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, 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 approximately 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

SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Corporate

For further information: For additional information or to RSVP, please contact: Josée St-Pierre, 514 392-7862, Morneau Shepell,