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First Nations Employee & Family Assistance Program is paid benefits that support employees and their immediate families to overcome personal and work-related challenges.

The program offers confidential, short-term counseling as well as a wide range of helpful information, self-help courses, and other wellness services.


What Are Your Company Goals?

  • Maintain and promote a positive work environment?
  • Decrease substance usage and absenteeism?
  • Increase employee productivity and engagement, and reduce medical claim costs?

If employees have access to counseling and support, everyone wins.

According to researchers, EFAP lowers sick days and disability claims, and increases work morale and productivity


What Are The Goals of the Employee & Family Assistance Programs (EFAP)?

Some employers add EFAP to their wellness management because it is the right thing to do. For these companies, EFAP directly ties in with their employee benefits program and human resources management philosophy.

The Advantages of Employee and Family Assistance Programs

  • Enhance health, wellness and work-life balance of employees and their dependents by encouraging them to receive services that they need,
  • Provide advice and consultation to managers, supervisors and plan administrators,
  • Promote healthy work-personal life balance for everybody.


Employee And Family Assistance Programs (EFAP) are here to assist your employees and their families to overcome personal and work-related challenges.

How can Employees Access EFAP?

The programs can be initiated over the phone, by personal appointment, secure video chat, email and self-guided resources depending on the comfort level of the employee.


How Can Your Organization, Managers and Plan Administrators Benefit from EFAP?

  • In addition to counseling, EFAPs often provide access to;
  • Educational services and programs such as health and wellness presentations and tools,
  • Supervisor and Plan Administrator training,
  • Guidance on referring employees to EAP and with their return-to-work and work accommodation needs,
  • Assistance on supporting employees with personal and work-related issues.
Counselling, Support, Coaching Counsellors with First Nations sensitivities are available in person, by telephone or online for a variety of life balance and wellness issues including:

  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • On-site crisis management
  • Relationship issues
  • Career planning
  • Smoking cessation
  • Domestic abuse
  • Workplace conflict
  • Managing anger
  • Parenting
  • Work-life balance
  • Marital issues
  • Nutritional counselling
  • Mental health
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Problem gambling
  • Traumatic experiences
  • And much more