Acquisition of one of province's largest EAP providers significantly expands EAP services for Quebec organizations
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell Inc., the leading
provider of Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in Quebec and
nationally, today announced that it has acquired one of the largest EAP
services providers in the province, Quebec-based Jacques Lamarre &
Associates and Parcours d'enfant. Together we will offer a broad
portfolio of EAP solutions that complements Morneau Shepell's existing
suite of EAP counselling, work/life and child-focused services. Through
this acquisition, Morneau Shepell will serve over 900 clients and more
than 1.4 million employees and their families in Quebec. The
acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to Morneau Shepell.
"Today's acquisition represents a strategic commitment to significantly
expand both our EAP presence and our solution portfolio in the province
of Quebec," said Julien Ponce, Executive Vice President, Quebec/East
Region, Morneau Shepell. "As the largest EAP provider in Quebec, we are
strengthening our EAP capabilities to better meet the health and
well-being needs of Quebec's public, para-public and private sector
organizations and their employees."
Stephen Liptrap, Executive Vice-President, Morneau Shepell and General
Manager of Shepell-fgi added that, "Sylvain Authier, President of
Jacques Lamarre & Associates, and his leadership team bring to our
organization, extensive knowledge of the Quebec market. This expertise
further builds on our EAP leadership across Canada, and gives Morneau
Shepell the ability to deliver a broader suite of EAP solutions to both
current and future clients in Quebec".
Sylvain Authier, DBA, sees this merger as a major step forward for
Quebec's EAP market. "Joining with Canada's EAP leader will enable our
clients to leverage Morneau Shepell's expertise and experience in
developing and delivering not only innovative EAP services but also a
broader range of services."
The EAP solution portfolio provided by Jacques Lamarre & Associates
includes a full range of support services to address the health,
well-being and productivity needs of individuals and organizations.
Parcours d'enfant offers a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to
identifying, assessing, and assisting children and adolescents as they
grow and develop. It has a deep understanding of issues that can affect
all aspects of a child's development: cognitive, language, motor,
social and/or emotional.
About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell Inc. is the largest Canadian based human resources
consulting and outsourcing firm focused on pension, benefit, employee
assistance programs and workplace health and productivity solutions. We
offer solutions to assist employers in supporting the financial
security, health and productivity of their employees. With
approximately 2,500 employees in offices across North America, we
provide services to organizations across Canada, in the United States
and around the globe.
About Jacques Lamarre & Associates
Jacques Lamarre & Associates, with approximately 50 employees and a
network of 1500 counselors, specializes in assistance programs, crisis
management and organizational intervention. Jacques Lamarre &
Associates offers a variety of EAP programs to promote prevention of
personal work-related problems that can impact an employee's health,
psychological balance or performance at work. The Parcours d'enfant
team takes a multi-disciplinary approach to help identify, assess and
assist children and adolescents as they grow and develop. The team also
works with parents and families, private and public schools, early
childhood centres and child care facilities, health networks and
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