BMO today said that it plans to offer “wellness services” its own employees can access to Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs until the end of the year as a result of the professional and personal stresses the pandemic and resulting lockdowns have caused.
“We saw the challenges and strain that the pandemic was putting on clients and recognized that, in order to help businesses thrive, we needed to do more than just support them financially,” said Mike Bonner, head of Canadian business banking at BMO Bank of Montreal.
“We’re providing our wellness services to our clients to support Canada’s main street businesses more holistically.”
The services, provided by LifeWorks, offer resources for overall wellbeing including mental, physical, social, and financial health, a release said.
With the services, business owners and entrepreneurs can receive:
- 24/7 access to confidential, short-term counselling support and professional advisors for advice and work-life support by phone, online, or mobile app
- Online Wellbeing Resources with articles, toolkits and videos related to family, health, life, money, and work
- Wellbeing Assessment tools and interactive self-guided programs to help manage anxiety, stress, grief, and relationships
- Exclusive online offers from leading brands to help save on things like fitness, nutrition, health, and beauty
Business clients will be able to access the wellness services and resources until Dec. 31 by visiting bmo.com/lifeworks.