Mr. Mike Bonner reports
BMO EXTENDS WELLNESS SERVICES TO CANADIAN BUSINESS OWNERS AND ENTREPRENEURS
With the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns, business owners have experienced new stresses both professionally and in their personal lives. In support, Bank of Montreal is providing the wellness services offered to its team members to Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs across Canada.
"BMO has been a major proponent of championing mental health in the workplace, providing resources and support, and seeing it as part of someone's overall health," said Mike Bonner, head, Canadian business banking, Bank of Montreal. "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. 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 well-being including mental, physical, social and financial health. With the services, business owners and entrepreneurs can receive:
24-seven access to confidential, short-term counselling support and professional advisers for advice and work-life support by phone, on-line or mobile app;
On-line well-being resources with articles, toolkits and videos related to family, health, life, money and work;
Well-being assessment tools and interactive self-guided programs to help manage anxiety, stress, grief and relationships;
Exclusive on-line 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 between July 19, 2021, and Dec. 31, 2021, by visiting the bank's website.
About Bank of Montreal
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, the bank is a highly diversified financial services provider -- the eighth-largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $950-billion as of April 30, 2021, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, Bank of Montreal provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: personal and commercial banking, BMO Wealth Management, and BMO Capital Markets.
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