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Employee and Family Assistance Programs – Do they work?
Episode 926th May 2022 • The HQ • CHA Learning
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Many in healthcare have heard of or even utilized an Employee Assistance Program, often expanded to Employee and Family Assistance programs, or EFAPs. In this episode of The HQ, we talk with Steve Ashton, Vice-President, People & Organization Development at the IWK Health Centre, about EFAPs. What are EFAPs? Where do they come from? Do they truly make a difference – both to employees (and their families) and to the employer? Do they need to change, especially in a post-COVID health system? Tune in as we tackle these questions and more!

About Steve Ashton


Steve Ashton, is the Vice-President of People & Organization Development at the IWK Health Centre. IWK serves women, children, and youth in Atlantic Canada. Prior to the IWK, Steve held senior HR leadership roles with Bell Aliant, where he helped develop a multi-year Learning Strategy, as well as Leadership Development & Succession programs.  He was previously a Partner with Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette working in executive search and career transition. 


Steve has a wealth of education that includes a bachelor’s in psychology, an MBA, and is a graduate of Harvard’s program on Leading Change and Organizational Renewal.  


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