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Morneau Shepell offers counselling support to anyone affected by recent attack on Muslim community

Feb 1, 2017

Company opens national 24/7 support hotline - 1.844.751.2133 - for anyone coping with effects of traumatic event in Quebec City

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Morneau Shepell, a global leader in employee and family assistance programs and trauma event support, has established a 24/7 support hotline that can be used, at no cost, by anyone impacted by the act of terror at a Quebec City mosque on Sunday evening.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by the violence that took place in Quebec City," said Stephen Liptrap, Chief Operating Officer, Morneau Shepell. "Such a traumatic event has a huge impact on the families, friends and communities directly affected by this needless loss of life. In this time of heightened tensions, we want to make sure everyone has the right support, which is why we established the support hotline."

The largest provider of employee and family assistance programs in Canada, Morneau Shepell has client organizations in the community where the tragedy occurred and has been providing trauma support to its clients, as needed, whether or not the people have been directly impacted by the killings.

"Anyone having coping problems as a result of the tragedy should not be afraid or ashamed to reach out for help," said Julien Ponce, Morneau Shepell's Executive Vice President, Eastern Canada, and National Leader of the Consulting Practice. "These types of reactions can be expected."

Morneau Shepell's trauma support team has provided assistance after many traumatic events – from the Fort McMurray wildfires, 9/11, the Haiti earthquake, shootings, floods, fires, to death and accidents in the workplace.  The Company's Children's Support Solutions also has specialized therapists who provide trauma support for children.

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 morneaushepell.com.

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

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For further information: Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416.355.5632, media@morneaushepell.com; Josée St-Pierre, Morneau Shepell, 514 392-7862, media@morneaushepell.com


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