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April 21, 2021

Morneau Shepell’s New Microsite is Coming Soon!

On May 3rd, 2021, for Mental Health Week and Mental Health Awareness month, Morneau Shepell is launching their new Microsite- Building Your Self-care Toolkit, to bring recognition to this vital aspect of your total wellbeing. The site goes live on Morneau’s Heartbeat Hub.

The Microsite will feature articles, an infographic and a video which will explore:

  • The importance of self-care
  • How to set up a self-care action plan
  • Why sleep is an important part of self-care
  • How meditation can help

Be sure to check out the live link in our Pandemic Wellness Toolkit on May 3rd.

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March 16, 2021

Canada Life’s GroupLine notice: March COVID-19 Group Benefits update

Canada Life wishes to assure its valued members that receiving the Covid-19 vaccine will not affect your individual or workplace life, health or disability insurance benefits. 

Please note that when a COVID-19 vaccine has been given by an authorized health professional, side-effects or complications from the vaccine would not limit someone’s eligibility for group benefits. 

Government-approved COVID-19 vaccinations are tested to make sure they’re safe and effective and while some people have reported side effects after being immunized with a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada, those side effects aren’t necessarily related to the vaccine.  

The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) has also released their position on the vaccine as it relates to insurance coverage 

Canada Life stays committed to the financial, physical and mental well-being of its plan members. 

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February 8, 2021

February is Black History Month!

Article by Adele Halliday (Anti-Racism and Equity Officer, United Church of Canada). Published on February 7th, 2021

While the lives, stories, histories, and experiences of Black peoples can be featured throughout the year, February provides a unique opportunity to offer a particular focus on the stories and histories of people of African descent in church and society. It can be a time to focus on anti-Black racism.

This year, there are several resources available for learning and engaging.

United Church Resources

From the United Church, there are a variety of resources that can be explored:

Morneau Sheppell

Morneau Shepell is also offering some resources:

​​​​​​​We hope that you will take some time to explore these, and other resources, to engage in Black History Month!

 

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January 21, 2021

Government Pension & Benefits statistics 2021

Learn more about the Government of Canada Pension & Benefits statistics for 2021. 

Please note that this Government of Canada Pension & Benefits summary is for information purposes only but provides details of key minimum and maximum values from government sources in one central resource that supports payroll. 

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October 6, 2020

Morneau Shepell mental health microsite is now live!

Morneau Shepell are proud to launch their new microsite! Depression and the pandemic: a deep dive.

Through articles, an infographic and a video, the microsite explores:

  • The relationship between COVID-19 and depression
  • How to deal with financial insecurity and debt stress
  • How physical activity can help with depression during the pandemic
  • Facing loneliness during the pandemic.

Available in both English and French.

Click here to access the English microsite.

Click here to access the French microsite.

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October 5, 2020

Love the ease of online claim submission? Act now so you don’t miss out.

When we can combine faster service with an environmental upside, it’s a no-brainer. With that in mind, Green Shield Canada (GSC) will be moving to a fully digital experience for claim payments later this year.

As of December 2020, in order to submit claims electronically on GSC’s Online Services site, you must have registered for direct deposit for your claim payments. Cheque payments will no longer be issued for claims submitted online. With this “greener,” contactless approach, you’ll receive your money from GSC faster, with payments conveniently deposited directly into your bank account. And you can rest assured that your personal banking information is totally secure.

To sign up for direct deposit, log into your Online Services account and follow these four steps:

  1. Click “Direct Deposit” on the left-hand menu
  2. Enter your banking information
  3. Confirm whether you want to receive emails to let you know that a statement is available
  4. Click “Submit my banking information”

Or click here to watch the video on how to register for direct deposit with GSC

It’s really quick. And it’s very easy. So, don’t wait! Sign up today.

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September 21, 2020

Supporting an uncertain Back-to-School during COVID-19

As we head into the second week of school and the weather gets colder, each day could pose new challenges for what our days could look like for school, work, and life routines. Morneau Shepell have developed the following free resources to help parents deal with the potential bumpy road ahead. (more…)

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September 14, 2020

A reminder to practise good mental health and wellness.

As we continue to work from home and deal with the effects of this pandemic, it is completely normal to feel anxious. In these times of high anxiety and stress, it is more important than ever to look after your mental health.

Here are some tips for practicing good mental health and wellness. (more…)

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September 11, 2020

Back to School Resources

This year many families are facing a lot of uncertainty with back to school with concerns ranging from getting used to new school routines and in-person interactions with teachers and peers. Our benefits partners want to provide as much support as possible during this time to help you and your families cope with the fear and anxiety associated with going back to school. (more…)

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September 10, 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10

With individual’s increasing struggles with mental health concerns, this year more than ever it’s important to recognize World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, 2020 to encourage greater awareness and conversation on the warning signs of suicide risk. These are challenging times we’re living in therefore Morneau Shepell has developed the following tip sheets for you to share with your family and friends. (more…)

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