Webinar Series

Plan members – consider watching this month’s Heartbeat Webinar Series – Continuing the Conversation: Returning to Work in a World With COVID.

 

CAMH

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) website shares resources for people struggling to cope at this time and helps us remember that “no matter where you are or what you’re going through, you don’t have to go through it alone.”

 

Access EFAP Support

To access support from Shepell, your EFAP provider, you may visit their website or call their Care Access Centre for support at 1-800-387-4765. Please click here for more information on how to access mental health support through Shepell and Manulife and get started wherever you are.

GSI’s Ongoing Response to COVID -19

GSI continues to be available for our plan members, to answer your questions and discuss your concerns. Feel free to call us at 1-877-352-4247 or send an e-mail to info@elcicgsi.ca.

Plan Member Resources

Our Employee and Family Assistance Plan (EFAP) provider, Morneau Shepell, offers support to Group Health Benefits plan members in a variety of ways:

  1. Uninterrupted services and continued online and phone support,
  2. Online resources with topics such as: Family & Children, Staying Safe, Impact on Work and Mental Health & Wellbeing.
  3. Library of complimentary webinars related to COVID-19 issues including information on working remotely, talking to your children, and emotional wellbeing.

Message from the GSI Board

These are challenging times for all of us. Please know that the GSI Board understands how stressful it is for our plan members. The Board continues to diligently monitor and review the ever-changing conditions and we are engaging with our consultants for their expertise. While there are no easy solutions, GSI will do what is prudent going forward.

The GSI staff is focused on maintaining service and support for members. If you have any questions regarding your pension and benefit programs, please contact the office.

GSI Office COVID-19 workplan

August 2020

Recently, Manitoba has been slowly opening up and GSI has returned to a normal work schedule at the office. While we are enjoying some vacation in a beautiful warm Manitoba, someone is always at the office to assist you. If we missed your call, we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Take care and stay healthy. We will advise should the situation change again.

April 2020

Please note that in Manitoba, non-essential businesses have closed. GSI is considered essential under item 34 on the essential businesses list as “A business that provides pension services and employee benefits services”.

To maintain physical distancing, we are working in shifts at the office, combined with working from home. We will respond to phone messages and emails as quickly as we are able and continue to support you in the weeks to come. 

COVID-19 Bulletin for Pension Plan Members (March 27)

Our COVID-19 Bulletin for March 27, 2020 includes:

  • Supporting our Pension Plan Members
  • Information to Help Manage Financial Stress
  • Investment Update
  • Government of Canada COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
  • 2019 Annual Report

COVID-19 Bulletin for Group Health Benefits Plan Members (March 20)

Our COVID-19 Bulletin for March 20, 2020 includes:

  • Supporting our Plan Members and ELCIC Employers
  • Manulife Resources
  • Morneau Shepell Resources
  • Short-term Disability (STD) – questions you may have
  • Consider Your Health – best practices