Plan Member Resources

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

  1. Continued online and phone support,
  2. Provision of online resources for dealing with issues specific to the current crisis including  Tips for coping with the Coronavirus outbreak, and an online toolkit for individuals , and
  3. Offering a  webinar on how to protect our emotional health and gain practical skills to cope with anxiety Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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 e-mail to

Information on maintaining ELCIC Pension and Benefits during COVID-19 salary/wage reductions or temporary lay-off is found on the eligibility chart.

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

GSI Office COVID-19 workplan

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. 

A 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.

We will get through this. Please remember to show patience and kindness for all those around you and continue to pray.

John Wolff, President (on behalf of the GSI Board)