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CFLPA and Morneau Shepell partner to provide LifeWorks, total well-being platform, for CFL players

CALGARY, November 22, 2019 – The Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) and Morneau Shepell, the leading provider of technology-enabled HR services, today announced a partnership to launch LifeWorks for CFL players. Morneau Shepell’s LifeWorks platform is a total well-being solution that supports its users to achieve mental, physical, social and financial well-being.

CFLPA Executive Director, Brian Ramsay said, “Whole-player health and well-being means providing CFL players the tools they need to address their physical, mental and emotional wellness – while they’re playing and as they transition from the game. The CFLPA is excited to deliver this program to players alongside Morneau Shepell, a leading global partner in the workplace well-being space.”

Morneau Shepell’s LifeWorks platform is a complete and convenient online program for CFL players and their families. Provided as part of the CFLPA Academy, which already offers a number of career transition programs including job training and financial literacy, players now have access to enhanced mental health and wellness services for up to three years after their final playing contract.

Norah Joyce, Chief Commercial Officer, Canada and Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell said, “We are pleased to work closely with the CFLPA to ensure the players are supported on and off the field. We’re confident that the LifeWorks platform can help tackle the genuine challenges of professional football players by providing a total well-being solution.”

The platform provides several benefits including confidential wellness assessments, and resources that include helpful videos, live chats and overall wellness support and assistance. Players’ spouses and dependants will also have access to the full platform, and the CFLPA will begin to recruit “player champions” to make it easy for all CFL players understand and use the platform.

 

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell is the leading provider of technology-enabled HR services that delivers an integrated approach to well-being through our cloud-based platform. Our focus is providing everything our clients need to support the mental, physical, social and financial well-being of their people. By improving lives, we improve business. Our approach spans services in employee and family assistance, health and wellness, recognition, pension and benefits administration, retirement and benefits consulting, actuarial and investment services. Morneau Shepell employs approximately 6,000 employees who work with some 24,000 client organizations that use our services in 162 countries. Morneau Shepell is a publicly traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit morneaushepell.com.

About the CFLPA

The Canadian Football League Players’ Association (CFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Since 1965, the Association has worked to establish fair and reasonable working conditions while protecting the rights of all CFL players. In addition to negotiating and enforcing the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the CFLPA provides a variety of member services, builds corporate and community partnerships and works diligently for the betterment of its membership. Find us online at cflpa.com

For further information: Jason Langvee, CFLPA Office, j.langvee@cflpa.com, 1-800-616-6865; Heather MacDonald, Morneau Shepell, media@morneaushepell.com, 855-622-3327