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Message from the Chief People Officer

1/9/20 3:51 PM

Tragic plane crash in Iran

We are saddened and devastated by the news of those who lost their lives in the plane crash in Iran. This unfortunate event led to the loss of many Canadians, and our hearts are with the victims, their loved ones and all those affected by this tragic event.

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. People are affected in their hearts and minds, which can undermine healthy communities and social relationships at home and at work.

Your EFAP’s caring, professional consultants can provide guidance, resources and support. Remember that the immediate and confidential Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) services are accessible 24/7/365 by calling 1-800-572-0039 or visiting workworkhealthlife.com. The website features additional information and tips on coping with trauma. Also, members of the Traumatic Event Support Team are available to support you and your family.

Crisis Support Line now open

While the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) help line is open for eligible employees, Morneau Shepell has also opened up a Crisis Support Line for anyone in the community in need of emotional support in relation to these events. The Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-866-885-6540. By calling, individuals will receive professional emotional support and/or referral to community resources. This resource is available to anyone and everyone, client or not.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if there is any additional support that I can offer.

Gemma Piemontese
Chief People Officer
January 9, 2020

Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crashed on January 8, 2020 killing all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.

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