Ceridian LifeWorks Launches First-of-its-kind On-line Divorce Toolkit in Canada

    MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Ceridian Canada Ltd., a leading Human
Resources solutions provider, today announced the launch of a bilingual,
on-line divorce toolkit - the first of its kind in the EAP (Employee
Assistance Program) industry.
    In 2003, the last year statistics were available, there were 70,828
divorces in Canada - 27,513 of those in Ontario. According to Statistics
Canada, almost one in four marriages will end in divorce.
    "Legally ending a marriage is often confusing, frightening, painful and
costly because most people don't understand the process and don't know where
to turn for help," said Louise O'Grady, director, LifeWorks Relationships
Management. "People need sound, impartial advice and emotional support
throughout what can be a very traumatic time. This resource helps users better
manage the emotional and legal aspects of divorce and ensure better outcomes
for themselves and for their families."
    The Divorce Toolkit includes two downloadable audio recordings featuring
Deborah Moskovitch, a Canadian divorce consultant, educator, and author of The
Smart Divorce: Proven Strategies and Valuable Advice from 100 Top Divorce
Lawyers, Financial Advisers, Counsellors and Other Experts. The first
recording focuses on the emotional aspects of divorce, the second on the legal
    The toolkit also includes downloadable articles that expand on the topics
discussed in the recordings and provide more practical advice and information.
These include Getting Your Finances in Order, Understanding Alternative
Dispute Resolutions, Finding Your Lawyer, The Parenting Plan, and Coping with
Feelings of Loss and Grief After a Divorce.
    "LifeWorks is committed to innovation and meeting the needs of a rapidly
changing Canadian workplace," said Sean Slater, Vice President, Ceridian
Canada LifeWorks. "Divorce is considered the second most stressful life event
after the death of a spouse and that kind of stress affects every aspect of an
individual's life - from their ability to parent their children to their
ability to function effectively at work to their interpersonal relationships.
This practical and supportive resource complements our 24/7 action-focused
counselling and meets the needs of employees and organizations in every sector
and every part of the country."

    About Ceridian

    Ceridian Canada is a Human Resources solutions provider that helps
clients optimize their workforce, reduce costs and save time by finding,
paying, developing and engaging their talent. A trusted partner to 40,000
Canadian customers, Ceridian offers a comprehensive range of HR solutions from
payroll services and recruitment and staffing, to Employee Assistance Programs
including health and wellness, learning and development, and time and
workforce management. Recognized repeatedly for best practices, Ceridian was
again counted among the 50 Best Employers in Canada, The Top 100 Employers,
the Best Workplaces in Canada and the Global 100 Outsourcing Companies for

For further information:

For further information: Valery Vollenweider, Director, Communications,
Ceridian Canada Ltd., Tel. (905) 947-7251, Email:
valery_vollenweider@ceridian.ca; or Moira Potter, Client Communications
Specialist, Ceridian Canada Ltd., Tel. (905) 947-7474, Email:

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