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Morneau Shepell partners with Défi Challenge Québec 800

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Morneau Shepell partners with Défi Challenge Québec 800

MONTREAL, Nov. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell is proud to announce its partnership with Défi Challenge Québec 800 for the third annual relay race, which will be held May 17-20, 2018.

The Défi Challenge Québec 800 is a relay race that takes place throughout various locations in Quebec, covering a total distance of about 800 kilometres, to raise funds for to the Fondation Jeunes en Tête. The foundation supports teens contending with mental health issues through its awareness-building program called Solidaires pour la santé mentale (Partners for Mental Health).

"At Morneau Shepell, we provide support to people of all ages because we know that mental health issues can affect anyone at any time in their life," said Julien Ponce, executive vice president, Eastern Canada at Morneau Shepell. "As a leader in mental health, our objectives of promoting a healthy lifestyle among our employees and clients align with the Défi Challenge Québec 800. We are proud to be a leading partner of this incredible event."

"This partnership with Morneau Shepell shows that we can combine health and teamwork by pushing oneself to the limit while doing something good for the community," said Réjean Fournier, president of Fun Training and founder of the Défi Challenge Québec 800. "Through a collective effort, we want to inspire hundreds of young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build the Quebec of the future."

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated 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. As a leader in strategic HR consulting and innovative pension design, the Company helps clients solve complex workforce problems and provides integrated productivity, health and retirement solutions. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 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 Fun Training
Fun Training is a company that specializes in managing and producing philanthropic sports events. It coaches participants through the entire process, from initial preparations to the achievement of final objectives. Challenges are custom designed, based on the values of surpassing personal limits, having fun, respecting oneself and others, and commitment. 

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For further information: Josée St-Pierre, Morneau Shepell, 514-392-7862,; Réjean Fournier, Fun Training, 450-572-1741,