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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line to support those affected by B.C. wildfires

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Morneau Shepell opens crisis line to support those affected by B.C. wildfires

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

VANCOUVER, Aug. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - As a result of the devastating wildfires blazing throughout British Columbia, Morneau Shepell has opened its 24/7 bilingual crisis support line to help anyone affected by the natural disaster.

"Our sympathies are with all of the communities that have been impacted by these wildfires and the residents who have been displaced from their homes as a result of the destruction. We also extend our heartfelt thanks to the brave members of the BC Wildfire Service and other firefighting communities who have tirelessly fought to protect our communities," said Stephen Liptrap, president and chief executive officer. "With more than 500 wildfires burning throughout the province, we know that many communities are looking for support through this difficult time. We are here to help and have opened our free 24/7 bilingual crisis line for anyone seeking emotional support."

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. By calling the crisis line, individuals can receive counselling support. Anyone affected by the wildfires in British Columbia can reach the free crisis support line at 1.844.751.2133.

The Company's employee and family 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 well-being, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell is a total well-being solution that combines employee assistance, wellness, recognition and incentive programs. As a leader in strategic HR consulting and innovative pension design, the Company also helps clients solve complex workforce problems and provides integrated productivity, health and retirement solutions.  Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 24,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 4,500 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations 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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