To All Canadians,
In this time of a significant and society altering crisis, it is the responsibility of Canadian companies and organizations to support
their fellow citizens. We, the undersigned companies and organizations, have come together in this moment of national mobilization and, in the spirit of public service, to support Canadians through a free collection of resources, called WellCan (www.wellcan.ca)
WellCan provides Canadians with the supports they need to navigate the challenges brought on by COVID-19, to build resiliency and to develop healthy coping mechanisms for the future. The mobile app and website, created by Morneau Shepell, offer everyone in this country easy access to an extensive range of free resources to support their mental health.
The COVID-19 virus is feared as a physical illness, for its financial impact and its potential to overwhelm the Canadian health-care system. The toll on the mental health of Canadians is also expected to be severe, both now and in the coming months, and potentially for years to come.
In Morneau Shepell’s monthly The Mental Health IndexTM that surveys Canadian workers, there has already been a significantly negative change in the mental health of Canadians arising from COVID-19.
As Canadians, we’re proud of how our governments, health-care workers, and community organizations are putting the health and safety of Canadians first in grappling with COVID-19. By launching this mental-health initiative through WellCan, our hope is to make an ongoing contribution to a critical yet under-served dimension of this crisis that affects all of us.