Introducing LifeWorks by Morneau Shepell

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By Guest Author

Welcome to LifeWorks!

We are pleased to announce that as of September 1st, 2020, Unison members will receive an invitation to the new LifeWorks digital platform. LifeWorks is a confidential assistance program and innovative well-being resource offering support and guidance for you and your colleagues in the Canadian music community.

LifeWorks is available any time by phone, online, or by mobile app – all at no cost to you, as defined by your benefits plan. LifeWorks has support and services for your mental, physical, social, and financial well-being.


Every day brings changes and challenges. LifeWorks can support you and your dependents with almost any issue, whether related to health, family, money, work, or anything in between. If you have questions about handling stress, maintaining relationships, dealing with changes at work, parenting and childcare, managing your money, caring for an older relative, or health issues like losing weight or giving up smoking, you can turn to LifeWorks for answers.  You can speak confidentially to one of their trained consultants – they have the knowledge and experience to offer support and strategies for work-life issues.  They can connect you to counselling, set up consultations (legal, financial, parenting, eldercare, etc.) and refer you to helpful agencies and organizations in your community.

Watch this video for more information on the Life section of LifeWorks


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 3 Easy Ways to Connect with LifeWorks:

LifeWorks makes it easy. Call them, go online, or download their app to access information and resources.

1)     Online at Access hundreds of articles, recordings, eBooks, and online toolkits.

2)     By free mobile app for iOS or Android: Access support and resources on the go from your smartphone. Look for the cursive “blue L” when searching LifeWorks in the App Store or on Google Play. Need to connect with a consultant? With the app, you can call us with just one tap!

3)     By toll-free number: You can call LifeWorks any time, 24/7, 365 days a year, to speak with an advisor. A caring, professional member of the team will help you talk through your concerns and help you find solutions.

Find answers, Fast!

As with any new program, there are bound to be questions. Be sure to visit for answers to your questions, technical support and the ability to submit a request to the LifeWorks Customer Support Team.


Additional COVID-19 Support Resources from Morneau Shepell:

Helping your kids adjust to going back to school after lockdown

The lockdown has been a challenging time for families as children and their parents have had to work out how to balance school, work, and play while dealing with anxieties and worries about the pandemic. Similarly, returning to school presents its own challenges and adjustments for the entire family. Click this article to learn more about how you can help your child make the adjustment into their school routine and ease them into any changes that it may bring.

Preparing to go back to the workplace again after self-isolation lifts 

Whatever the measures you’ve followed during the COVID-19 pandemic, eventually government guidelines will allow you to return to workspaces. As you re-enter your workplace, you might find that the transition back is a difficult one. Click this article for practical tips and resilience-building strategies for heading back to the workplace, whether your children are headed back to school or not.

Transitioning back to school

Whether your child is starting school for the first time or returning after the summer break, the start of the school year brings a great deal of excitement, together with some anxiety and stress. A little planning and preparation can ease a lot of the uncertainty and help make the first day of school an enjoyable experience for everyone.Click this article for a general guide on a return (or start) to school from Morneau Shepell’s Children Support Solutions team. 

Talking to your kids about life after the pandemic 

If you are a parent, the period of self-isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have been a difficult adjustment for your children. Similarly, the idea of going back into the world might leave your kids feeling anxious at the idea of another big change, or they could be looking forward to things going back to “normal” only to find that life still isn’t quite as they remember it.


Morneau Shepell have recorded a number of short complimentary webinars on relevant topics and continue to make those available to all. Check out their recordings of ‘An introduction to working remotely‘ and ‘Talking to your child about COVID-19‘ now!