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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line to support those affected by Toronto's Danforth shooting

Company's 24/7 free crisis hotline available now to those in need: 1.844.751.2133

TORONTO, July 23, 2018 /CNW/ - As a result of the tragic shooting that occurred in Toronto's Greektown neighbourhood on Sunday, July 22, Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support hotline to help anyone affected by the traumatic event.

"Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the individuals who lost their lives, and our thoughts continue to be with the Greektown community as they cope with yesterday's tragic event," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer, Morneau Shepell. "The Danforth, and all communities across Toronto, should be a place where people feel safe to enjoy an evening with friends and family. As a part of this vibrant city, we're devastated by the recent spike in gun violence and are committed to helping those affected. As such, we have opened our free 24/7 bilingual crisis hotline and encourage those seeking support to reach out."

A crisis or traumatic event can trigger overwhelming emotional responses. Morneau Shepell's national 24/7 crisis support line offers professional emotional support to anyone in crisis. When calling the crisis line, individuals receive crisis counselling support and/or referral to community resources. Anyone affected by the incident in Toronto can reach the free crisis support line at 1.844.751.2133.

The Company's employee assistance program is also available to existing clients through the designated toll-free number or by visiting workhealthlife.com.

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated 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. As a leader in strategic HR consulting and innovative pension design, the Company helps clients solve complex workforce problems and provides integrated productivity, health and retirement solutions. Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 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.   

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For further information: Heather MacDonald, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2625, hmacdonald@morneaushepell.com; Catherine Snider, Kaiser Lachance Communications, 416.419.8333, Catherine.snider@kaiserlachance.com