Barrie, Canada, September 30, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Aspiria Corp. is partnering with Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka to announce the launch of a new service called OnCallogic. A free webinar will be held on October 20th to explain the program and show organizations how they can incorporate this new service in their workplace.
When an employee is diagnosed with cancer, it can impact the entire organization. Over 60% of people diagnosed with cancer are of working age, and of that group, 40% are found to have clinically significant levels of psychological distress, like depression or anxiety. OnCallogic’s goal of providing organizations with mental health support for those affected by cancer is accomplished through a series of specialized counselling sessions, ensuring no one has to face a cancer diagnosis alone.
Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka CEO, Kristen Dawson, knew the partnership with Aspiria would create long-lasting results for organizations dealing with a cancer diagnosis. “We live with cancer in our workplace. This innovative partnership and unique employee assistance offering will further expand upon Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka’s commitment, vision and promise in ensuring no one faces cancer alone.” OnCallogic is Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka’s first social enterprise, and as they are funded by community donations, they hope that OnCallogic will create much needed sustainability funding in addition to providing a much-needed service.
Partnering with Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka offers Aspiria an opportunity to expand their philanthropic initiatives while providing their existing client base with oncology support. “We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of employees and family members who access our EAP services for cancer,” says Aspiria’s Founder & CEO Charles Benayon, “In our quest to address the range of extreme emotions that employees and family members experience when newly diagnosed with cancer, we came across the great work Gilda's Club was doing for cancer support in the U.S. and Canada. Together, we believe we now have the expertise to provide a valuable counselling and resource support service to the workplace to address this insidious disease.” The OnCallogic webinar will begin at 2 p.m. on October 20th.
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About Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka: Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka is a cancer support community providing a free comprehensive program of social and emotional support for all whose lives have been impacted by cancer.