Shepell-fgi Senior Vice President Karen Seward Named a Who's Who In Workplace Health by Working Well Magazine

    TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - Senior Vice President of Business Development
and Marketing, Karen Seward, has been named this year's Who's Who Provider of
Workplace Health by Rogers Media. This is the first time Rogers has given an
award for this category.
    "We are really proud of Karen for everything she has achieved in helping
working Canadians lead healthier lives," said Rod Phillips, President and CEO
of Shepell-fgi. "This award affirms that the hard work Karen and the
Shepell-fgi team dedicate themselves to every day is truly improving people's
lives, getting them help when and where they need it."
    Working Well magazine's first annual Who's Who in Workplace Health Awards
honours individuals who have made significant changes in the design or
management of an employee health benefits program, or have otherwise
contributed to improvements in workplace health.
    Karen's nomination came from her leadership in workplace health and
productivity, treating the health issues of employees as a strategic issue.
Shepell-fgi helps companies develop and implement programs to build a well
workplace and maintain wellness through all aspects of the employee's
    "It's that approach that really makes our company stand out," adds
Phillips. "Traditional health related benefits only come into play once an
employee becomes unwell. Our approach not only creates a structure that
encourages wellness, but also has management training for early detection and
programs that empower employees to take an active role in their own health.
Employers in turn save money as their workforce is more productive, and
disability costs are better contained."
    Karen credits her team with her success. "It's an honour, but one I have
to share with my team. I'm really fortunate to have some of the brightest and
most creative people in the industry working with me every day. Each employee
is critical to our success, and we would not have achieved this today if it
weren't for their hard work and dedication."

    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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For further information: Rosalind Robertson, PR and Events Manager,
Shepell-fgi,, (416) 355-5424

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