Morneau Shepell to announce new research findings at its 6th annual workplace mental health summit in Toronto

Employers Connect 2017 will be held in cities across the country on January 25

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Canadian employers are increasingly aware of the importance of managing employee stress and mental health. Morneau Shepell's latest survey on workplace mental health found that there is an increased likelihood for employees to take sick leave following an organizational change, such as job re-design, team restructuring or downsizing/layoffs.

At the Employers Connect events, Morneau Shepell will reveal its in-depth research findings, discuss new therapies in mental health care, including pharmacogenomics – the relationship between genes and a person's response to medication – and provide insights from leading Canadian employers and Olympians on how organizations can best manage workplace stress and support employee mental health.

Morneau Shepell invites members of the media to attend Employers Connect to be among the first to hear the new research.

Toronto Event Details


Employers Connect 2017, 6th annual workplace mental health summit


Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. (presentations begin at 8:30 a.m.)


Arcadian Court, Simpson Tower, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor, Toronto, Map


Employers Connect Toronto will feature the following speakers: 

  • Alan Torrie, President and CEO, Morneau Shepell
  • Paula Allen, Vice President, Research and Integrative Solutions, Morneau Shepell
  • Sonia Boyle, Vice President, Human Resources, GE Canada
  • Ruslan Dorfman, Founder, CSO & CTO, Geneyouin
  • Bill Wilkerson, Executive Chairman, Mental Health International
  • Rachelle Viinberg, Canadian Olympic Rower and Medallist

Employers Connect events are being held across the country in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax on January 25, in Edmonton on February 15 and in Montreal on February 22. To join the conversation online, tweet us @Morneau_Shepell #EmployersConnect #MentalHealth.

About Morneau Shepell's Workplace Mental Health Services and Expertise
Morneau Shepell has been a leader in workplace mental health for more than 30 years developing fulsome, innovative strategies and solutions that help management teams improve the productivity and performance of their organizations by creating psychologically healthy workplaces. With mental health being the single most significant driver of disability absence costs, Morneau Shepell offers best-in-class absence and disability management solutions and is currently offering consulting services to support leading organizations implement the new National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, introduced in 2013. Morneau Shepell is the Canadian or global first to market within a number of areas including a global expatriate EAP, mental health in the workplace training for managers, return-to-work facilitation and workplace harassment solutions, among many others.

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrative 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. 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 approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations in North America. With almost 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



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For further information: For additional information or to RSVP, please contact: Heather MacDonald, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 647.725.2520 ext. 207,; Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416.355.5632,


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