Manulife has entered into a three year sponsorship as the Mental Health at Work® Champion of Excellence with Excellence Canada to help improve the mental health of Canadians within the workplace.  Manulife will work with Excellence Canada to further promote and administer the program for organizations across Canada.

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, more than 6.7 million people in Canada are living with a mental health problem or illness today.  There is strong evidence that improved management of mental health in the workplace, including prevention and early action to combat stress and identify problems can significantly decrease productivity losses.

“By creating further awareness about tools and resources that are easily accessible, Canadians will have the ability to adequately deal with mental health issues within the workplace”, said Kathy McIlwham, VP Group Life and Disability at Manulife. “In addition to sponsoring this program we are proud to be participating in the program as well, helping Manulife to be a healthier workplace for our employees.”