In response to overwhelming trauma in the area due to the wildfires, Morneau Shepell rapidly deployed the largest trauma support intervention ever seen in Canada to the people in and around Fort McMurray. The Company worked closely with emergency response organizations and clients in the area as its counsellors responded to calls that came into its Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) care access centres and set up operations on the ground. Because of the severity of the situation and the community need, Morneau Shepell also opened up support to the community at large with a 24/7 national crisis line for any Canadian affected by the fires.
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