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CAMH and Morneau Shepell announce the Presenting Partner for 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health

Apr 5, 2017

Morneau Shepell is pleased to take on a leading role for the special project to mark Canada's sesquicentennial launches this month

TORONTO, April 5, 2017 /CNW/ - The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Morneau Shepell today announced their joint effort to support 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health. Morneau Shepell will be Presenting Partner for the national program. Morneau Shepell has been a leader in workplace mental health for more than 30 years, creating strategies and solutions to help organizations develop more psychologically healthy workplaces.

Mental illness is a leading cause of disability in Canada. In any given week, at least 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to mental illness. The national program, 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health, celebrates those who have changed the course of mental illness through research, philanthropy, advocacy, social change or inspiration. Canadians are invited to nominate people they feel qualify. Nominations will open on April 7, 2017.

"We are thrilled to have Morneau Shepell as our Presenting Partner. Their commitment to mental health and national reach are ideal for bringing 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health to people in every corner of our country," said Jim Treliving, co-chair of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health.

Co-chair Sandi Treliving explains that the shared values between CAMH and Morneau Shepell make for an ideal partnership. "Morneau Shepell is exemplary in the business community to take on such a leadership role in the mental health space. It is truly a model for companies in Canada and around the world, looking to foster mental health in their employee and client base. The bar it has set is remarkably high, and together we hope we can bring this message to Canadians from coast to coast."

As Presenting Partner, Morneau Shepell will take an active leadership role in the program, hosting regional events across the country and providing support for a Thinkers Conference.

"Morneau Shepell has been shifting the narrative on stigma surrounding mental illnesses for many years, and this partnership takes us to a new level," said Stephen Liptrap, Chief Operating Officer, Morneau Shepell. "We are proud to partner with CAMH on this initiative and look forward to celebrating the achievements of Canadians who have contributed to the field of mental health."    

Nominations for 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health open on April 7 and the deadline to submit a nomination is July 1, 2017. From there, a national committee of 36 Canadians, including three nominating co-chairs and the nominations committee, will evaluate the nominations. Finalists of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health will be announced in December 2017. The 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health program will culminate with a Thinkers Conference and celebration gala on May 23, 2018.

Visit camhdifferencemakers.ca for more information.

About the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information, please visit camh.ca or follow @CAMHnews on Twitter.

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 pension 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. With approximately 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.

For further information: Karen Cleveland, CAMH Foundation, 416-729-8402, karen.cleveland@camh.ca; Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416-355-5632, media@morneaushepell.com


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