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"Less than one in five Canadians (17%) are highly engaged, while 17% are disengaged. The vast majority fall into the massive middle that we call the moderately engaged. Improving engagement levels among this large segment of the workforce remains a significant challenge - and key goal - for many organizations."

Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study - Canada
2005

"With an aging workforce triggering higher costs for traditional retirement and health care programs, many organizations have been gradually scaling back their financial commitments to these programs in recent years. Yet competitive health care and retirement benefits rank high on the list of what older workers look for in an employer. Competing for talent in this environment may require a delicate balancing act."

Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study - Canada
2005

"there are 513,729 high or highest-risk drinkers and 343,301 moderate to high-risk users of illicit drugs (excluding cannabis) who are in need of brief counselling and monitoring or referral to treatment"

Alcohol and Drugs in Canada: Current Knowledge Future Implications
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse
October 17 2006

"66% of those offering wellness programs reported that their EAP was effective in reducing employee stress and 50% felt it was effective in reducing absenteeism."

Research Layer -Why Active Living at Work
Public Health Agency of Canada
2004

"As the working world becomes more stressful and employees are expected to work longer hours and stay connected to the job 24/7, organizations that can help employees find the right balance are likely to have a leg up in the recruiting wars."

Towers Perrin Global Workforce Study - Canada
2005

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