Dedicated mental health supports on the way for region's hospitality and tourism workforce

Carmen Groleau | CBC News | May 31, 2021  

Waterloo region's hospitality and tourism workforce will soon have access to dedicated mental health resources and supports.

A six-month pilot program will allow workers in those sectors to connect with staff trained in financial planning and mental health therapy. 

"We knew we had to do something extra for the hospitality and tourism group because not only would it be mental health challenges, but there would be financial challenges as well," said Lisa Akey, director of counselling at Carizon Family and Community Services, the organization that will run the program starting June 1.

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