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Morneau Shepell proactively manages your risk. We’re at the forefront of emerging trends and shaping industry perspectives in areas like workplace mental health and pension reform. We work with you to implement good governance practices, take proactive measures to avoid or reduce loss, and ensure legislative compliance.


Proactive Risk Management

At Morneau Shepell, we apply the expertise of our entire organization to provide an integrative approach to health, benefits, retirement, and employee assistance needs with a focus on reducing risk for our clients. We inform and educate your team, listen to your feedback and work together, creating a strategy that is both broad and deep to maximize your risk management.

Morneau Shepell helps to identify and assess HR risks to your financial returns and workforce retention, and then provides you with customized solutions. We monitor ongoing developments to ensure you’re up to date and able to make informed decisions to mitigate risk.

Here are some ways that we can help you lower your risk exposure.

Legal Consulting, Compliance and Governance Support 

We help you manage pension and benefit plan risk by developing documentation, policies and administrative procedures that comply with legislative requirements.

Asset and Risk Management

We offer independent and objective advice, along with innovative solutions such as  alternative investment approaches, to help you achieve your long-term strategic investment and risk management goals.

Pension Design

We share our thought leadership to help clients design or re-design pension plans that share risk more evenly between plan sponsor and members. We’re particularly proud of our role in helping the Province of New Brunswick develop its Shared Risk Pension Plan model, which has led to similar involvement with other jurisdictions.

Total Pension Outsourcing (TPO)

We work with you to provide actuarial expertise, administrative technology, and asset and risk management for your trust-based defined benefit pension plan.

Disability-Related Claims

Our solutions help you manage the risks associated with disability, enabling you to manage people and claims through our disability management services and offering support directly to employees through EFAP and training programs. With penalties for failure to accommodate disabilities topping $450,000 in Canada and 30% of disability claims now relating to mental health issues, disability management is a growing risk area.

Workers’ Compensation

As traditional concepts of a healthy and safe work environment expand -­­ for instance, with respect to bullying and harassment and mental health - we utilize the expertise of our entire organization to tailor a solution to fit your needs.


Morneau Shepell experts are ready to show you how you can proactively minimize your risk exposure.