EY Canada has become the latest company to significantly enhance the mental health supports it provides to employees and their dependants.
The company announced on Dec. 5 that it will cover 100% of mental health services for staff, up to $5,000 annually.
EY Canada joins other leading companies like Starbucks Canada ($5,000 in coverage) and Sun Life ($12,500) in expanding the amount allocated to mental health benefits.
“EY wouldn’t exist, let alone thrive, without our people,” said Stephen Shea, EY Canada Managing Partner, Talent, in a company news release. “And we believe it’s our responsibility to support them and help them live their best professional and personal lives. That means offering meaningful mental health benefits that allow them to take care of themselves and their families.”
According to a study by Morneau Shepell, one-in-three working Canadians report having, or having had, a mental health condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder.
To address on-the-job mental health concerns, CMHA offers Mental Health Works, a social enterprise which builds mental health awareness, teaches organizations how to respond to challenging situations and collaborate to create healthier, safer workplaces.