Shepell-fgi Board Chair to receive honourary doctorate from Wilfrid Laurier University

    Allon Bross honoured for his long-standing contribution to mental health
    in Canada

    TORONTO, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - For over 26 years, Allon Bross has worked
tirelessly to improve treatment and support for the millions of Canadians
suffering from mental illness, and today his work was recognized by Wilfrid
Laurier University.
    Allon Bross is the Chair of the Board of Directors at Shepell-fgi,
Canada's largest provider of employee assistance programs and workplace health
solutions. In addition to being granted an honourary Doctor of Laws, Bross
will be addressing Wilfrid Laurier's graduating class on October 26th.
    "Allon is one of the most distinguished Canadians in the health field,
and for us working with him every day is an honour," said Rod Phillips,
President and CEO of Shepell-fgi. "He has helped countless Canadians through
both his work with mental illness and trauma counselling. He also established
many of the practices that we use in our business that today supports over six
million Canadians. As one of Wilfrid Laurier's alumni (MBA, 1991), this for me
is particularly special."
    "Kitchener is my home town, and to be back to share some of my
experiences with the next generation is really special," says Bross. "It's
important that people find something they love, and I was lucky to find that
in this field. I'm also fortunate to have had such a great team working with
me for these years. I feel we really have improved the lives of Canadians and
their families, both at home and at work.

    Wilfrid Laurier University was founded in 1911 and is one of Canada's
top-ranked academic institutions. Earlier this month WLU was honoured by the
Globe and Mail with top marks for overall quality of education, atmosphere and
class size by the Globe and Mail's 2007 University Report Card. In addition to
excellence in Arts, the university is also noted for its business and economic

    About Shepell-fgi

    Shepell-fgi is Canada's leading provider of workplace health services,
including prevention-focused Employee Assistance Programs. The company
services over six million employees and their families across Canada, the
United States and internationally. Shepell-fgi helps organizations maintain
healthy employees and healthy workplaces.

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