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Mental Health Coverage: Lessons from Starbucks

Mental Health Coverage: Lessons from Starbucks

Starbucks is not just leading the country in coffee, but also in employee mental health support! We are sure many of you have read recently that Starbucks announced improvements to their mental health insurance coverage for all employees and their families! 

Canada's Top Employers - call to action

Canada's Top Employers - call to action

If you follow workplace news, you are well aware of the Canada's Top 100 Employer's List that came out this week. Congratulations to all the winners! What an amazing accomplishment! 

It is truly amazing to look through the list of Canada's top employers and see the inspirational stories of influential employers, the benefits they offer their employees, and the contributions they make to give back to their communities. We know that employee mental health is impacted positively by the comfort of a supportive corporate culture and having good health benefits...

Taking Back Your Vacation Days

Taking Back Your Vacation Days

When was the last time you went on a vacation? According to a TD bank survey, “93% of Canadians think vacations are important to be ‘happy’ but only 43% report using up all of the days they are entitled to” (Marr, 2014).  As the third last nation in terms of mandated vacation days (CBC News, 2013), it is a little embarrassing that we cannot even make use of the very few days that we are allotted.

Publicly funded Psychotherapy - the Future?

Publicly funded Psychotherapy - the Future?

According to this recent article in the Globe and Mail, a report published in Quebec is highlighting the long-lasting benefits that psychotherapy can have on symptoms of depression and anxiety. The article mentions how psychotherapy is more cost-effective and long-term than medications, yet, medications are the first line of treatment offered to many Canadians when they are experiencing mental health challenges.