Give firms EAP tax credits, Senate told

Firms offering employee assistance programs are shouldering the load of mental health treatment: EAP provider
By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/09/2003

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rganizations that offer employment assistant programs are increasingly shouldering the burden of mental health treatment, and should be compensated with tax credits, an influential EAP provider proposes.

Rod Phillips, CEO of leading EAP provider Warren Shepell Consultants Corp., recently brought the proposal to the Senate’s Social Affairs, Science and Technology Committee, also known as the Kirby Committee. This is the committee that issued a report last October on the future of health care in Canada.