World-renowned counselling service supports Unison
Toronto, Ontario – December 5, 2011 – One of the prime objectives of the Unison Benevolent Fund is to offer counselling services to the music community in Canada. With that goal in mind, Unison is pleased to announce a partnership with Shepell-fgi, a Canadian leader in providing professional counselling and assistance programs to employees and family members. This news locks another important puzzle piece into place and brings Unison one step closer to providing assistance and relief support for those in the Canadian music community who may be experiencing personal hardship.
With the assistance of Shepell·fgi, the Unison counselling services will be available 24/7, coast to coast to coast in 147 languages. The music community will have access to a network of dedicated professionals who are available to provide assistance for a variety of personal and emotional issues. Shepell·fgi counselling services range from In-Person and Telephonic to E-Counselling and Video Counselling that will allow Unison members to receive professional help anytime, anywhere and any way. With Unison’s $1million fundraising goal in sight, these services will be available in early 2012.
“Shepell·fgi is pleased to partner with Unison Fund to provide the very best in counselling services to members and their family. Confidential and convenient, our services will provide the much needed support to those in the music industry,” says Neil King, MBA SVP, Sales & Account Management, Shepell·fgi.
For close to 30 years, Shepell·fgi has been recognized as Canada’s pre-eminent assistance provider. The firm was founded with the mandate to help employees and their families resolve work, health and life issues that can interfere with their well-being and productivity. This vision has become a reality for over six million employees and family members. All Shepell·fgi assistance programs and services deliver an exceptional quality of care and the highest professional standards in the industry. Visit www.shepell.com for more information.
The Unison Benevolent Fund – created and administered by the music community, for the music community is a registered charity established in 2010 and is designed to provide discreet relief to music community personnel in times of personal hardship and crisis. Visit www.unisonfund.ca for more information.
Those who are interested in: learning more about the Unison Benevolent Fund, making a donation, finding out how to help the cause, or accessing Unison’s services are encouraged to visit www.unisonfund.ca and register. Although registration is not required for services, it will expedite the process should an emergency funding request be made, and will also allow Unison to keep registrants up to date on discounts and benefits on offer.