Premières en Affaires magazine honours exceptional female business
TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell is pleased to announce that Claudine Ducharme, Health
and Benefits Consulting partner for eastern Canada, has been named one
of eight influential businesswomen in Quebec by Premières en Affaires
The magazine recognizes eight women business leaders or
"Incontournables" that stand out in their field. Ducharme was selected
by an advisory committee composed of influential business
personalities. The award, which recognizes Ducharme's exceptional work
in employee workplace health, will be given out at an evening gala
event held on November 28 in Montreal that brings together over 300
"It's a great honour to receive such recognition from Premières en
Affaires magazine and the business community at large," said Ducharme.
"I am very humbled to be recognized by my peers and to be in the same
company as these exceptional women."
"I am delighted to see that Claudine is being recognized as an
outstanding businesswoman," said Alan Torrie, President and Chief
Executive Officer of Morneau Shepell. "The award is a testament to
Claudine's exceptional contribution to the field of workplace health
across Canada and is being celebrated by her colleagues at Morneau
Shepell across the country."
Ducharme helps Morneau Shepell clients develop and implement
organizational health programs such as disability management, return to
work and workplace wellness. She also coaches HR professionals on
comprehensive health management that encompasses human capital
management, mental health prevention, work/life balance, and the
prevention of organizational risk factors.
Outside of her work at Morneau Shepell, Ducharme has played an
instrumental role in developing the workplace Healthy Enterprise
standard for the Bureau de Normalisation du Québec (BNQ). She is a
member of BNQ's Auditor Qualification Committee, and was recently asked
to join the Technical Committee to develop a new and innovative
national standard for psychological health and safety in the workplace.
She also authored the Audit Protocol Workplace Health Promotion and Wellness for a Healthy
Organization. The protocol was used to develop the Healthy Enterprise standard, and
help organizations implement employee health and wellness programs.
This award also compliments Ducharme's Benefits Canada lifetime
achievement award she received in 2012, which recognized Claudine's
more than 30 years' experience in occupational health management,
including prevention and health promotion in the workplace.
About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Morneau Shepell is the largest company in Canada offering human
resources consulting and outsourcing services. The Company is the
leading provider of Employee and Family Assistance Programs, as well as
the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans. 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 more than 8,000 clients, ranging from
small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations
in North America. With approximately 3,300 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 morneaushepell.com.
SOURCE: Morneau Shepell Inc.
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