TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's life and health insurance
industry congratulates the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) on
the launch of its voluntary National Standard of Canada for
Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace in collaboration with
the Canadian Standards Association and the Bureau de normalisation du
"The life and health insurance industry is committed to supporting the
mental health of Canadian workers and we're pleased to see this
important project coming to fruition. It is another important step
towards supporting mental well-being and removing stigma in the
workplace," said Frank Swedlove, president of the Canadian Life and
Health Insurance Association.
In 2009, the industry adopted a set of principles that embrace standards
and best practices contributing to health and productivity in the
workplace. The new voluntary Standard is in line with the position the
industry has taken to encourage the development and promotion of best
practices and programs that address the needs and issues related to
mental health in the workplace.
"We believe that the life and health insurance industry is an important
player in addressing workplace mental health issues, and we look
forward to working with the MHCC to identify opportunities for the
implementation of this voluntary Standard among Canadian employers and
employees," added Swedlove.
About the CLHIA
The CLHIA is a voluntary association whose member companies account for
99 per cent of Canada's life and health insurance business. The
industry is the principal provider in Canada of individual and group
supplementary health benefit products and services and plays a
significant role in wellness, disease prevention and in supporting
SOURCE: Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Inc.
For further information:
Wendy Hope, Vice President, External Relations (613) 230-0031 or
Claude Di Stasio, Vice President, Quebec Affairs (514) 845-9004