The Co-operators supports new Center for Resilience, Learning and Growth at St. Joseph’s Health Center Guelph

Gift of $250,000 provide resilience and wellness strategies and supports to healthcare workers

GUELPH, ON, February 16, 2022 /CNW/ – A new Center for Resilience, Learning and Growth, sponsored by The Co-operators and led by Saint Joseph Health Center Guelph, will create a central point of access to support the personal and professional resilience, well-being and growth of physicians, nurses and entire teams of care providers and support staff, ensuring that ‘they have the resources they need as they continue to deal with the professional impacts inherent in a highly stressful and trauma-prone job.

(Left to right) Emily Saunders and Nancy Gibbs-Keithlin, two members of the St. Joseph’s Health Center Resilience Task Force (CNW Group/The Co-operators Group Limited)

“The entire healthcare industry is facing unprecedented stress, burnout and staff shortages. We have gone through rapid change and uncertain times that have left our people feeling stretched, stretched and drained. retaining a resilient, empowered and empowered workforce is essential to our mission to provide compassionate, person-centered care to those we are privileged to serve,” states Sandra Ramellivice president of people and strategy at Saint Joseph. “We are very grateful to The Co-operators for recognizing the importance of investing in the human side of healthcare, because we know that when our employees feel supported, holistically – mind, body and spirit, they are at in turn better equipped to provide care for each other and for our patients, residents and clients.”

The new Center for Resilience, Learning and Growth, sponsored by The Co-operators, will focus on integrating resilience, learning and development strategies to support mental health and wellbeing as well as personal and professional growth at all levels of the organization. This multi-year project will initially be developed and implemented in Saint Joseph Health center and available to all doctors and staff. As tools are developed and strategies are designed, support from the Center will grow and expand to support other institutions within the Saint Joseph of the health system and health care partners of the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team.

“We are truly honored to partner with Saint Joseph to establish the innovative Center for Resilience, Learning and Growth to provide unique support to healthcare providers in our community,” says Lisa Guglietti, Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, P&C Manufacturing at The Co-operators. “The Co-operators recognizes that to continue building resilient communities, we must provide our healthcare workers with the personal wellness and mental health resources they need to meet today’s challenges and the tools to develop professionally and better equip them to meet the challenges of the future.”

“The Co-operators has been an essential partner in Saint Joseph Guelph Health Center for many, many years,” shares Sera Filice-Armenio, CEO of the Saint-Joseph Foundation. “It is such an honor to partner with an organization so committed to supporting the resilience, mental health and development of our care teams who give so much to this community. Thanks to this remarkable donation, the Center for Resilience , learning and growth will support our physicians and staff as they continue to respond and adapt to the rapid change, ambiguity and flux that we will navigate for many years to come.”

On Saint Joseph Guelph Health Center & Foundation

Saint Joseph Guelph Health Center is a leader in providing exceptional health care and support to the patients and residents, families and the broader community we serve. Its programs and services support people of all ages who need rehabilitation care, complex medical care or long-term care. Saint Joseph also offers community outreach programs that help people, including those with dementia or frailty, manage their condition while remaining active in the community. Saint Joseph The Health Center Foundation works with the Guelph community to raise funds to improve the exceptional care that Saint Joseph Health Center Guelph is privileged to provide.

About The Co-operators

The Co-operators is Canada’s leading financial services cooperative, providing personalized insurance and investment products, services and advice to help Canadians build financial strength and security. The company has more than $61.5 billion in assets under administration. The Co-operators has been providing trusted advice to Canadians for 76 years. The organization is well known for its community involvement and commitment to sustainability. By reaching carbon neutral in 2020, the organization has committed to net zero emissions in its operations and investments by 2040 and 2050, respectively. The Co-operators is also named one of the Top 50 Corporate Citizens by Corporate Knights in Canada and is one of the best employers in Canada by Kincentric. For more information, please visit:

SOURCE The Co-operators Group Limited



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