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Morneau Shepell to host 5th annual summit on workplace mental health in Toronto and across the country

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Morneau Shepell to host 5th annual summit on workplace mental health in Toronto and across the country

New research to be presented to Canadian business leaders at Employers Connect

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - The link between stress, mental health and absence remains a significant challenge for many Canadian employers. Morneau Shepell's recent survey found that most employees who report mental health issues and symptoms of stress say it affects their work.

Morneau Shepell will present its in-depth research findings alongside Olympians and featured Canadian employers who will provide their insight on workplace mental health. The Company will provide an opportunity for business leaders to discuss practical actions, business implications and requirements for evidence-based solutions in workplace mental health.

Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend Employers Connect to be among the first to hear the new research.

Toronto Event Details


Employers Connect 2016, 5th annual summit on workplace mental health


Wednesday, January 27, 2016, from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. (presentations begin at 8:00 a.m.)


Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, Map


Employers Connect Toronto will feature the following speakers:   

  • Zahid Salman, Executive Vice President, Ontario Region, Morneau Shepell
  • Paula Allen, Vice-President, Research and Integrative Solutions, Morneau Shepell
  • Kate Tilsley, Director, North American Stores and Online Compensation & Canadian Benefits, Staples Canada, the Benefits Canada 2015 workplace mental health award winner
  • Jeremiah Brown, Canadian Olympic Rower and Medalist; Manager, Athlete Wellness at Canadian Olympic Committee

Employers Connect events are being held across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax. To join the conversation online, tweet us @Morneau_Shepell #EmployersConnect #MentalHealth.

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 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

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: or to RSVP, please contact: Heather MacDonald, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 647.725.2520 ext. 207,; Nathan Gibson, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2641,