Member and Family Assistance Program

As a CPA Manitoba member, you and your family have access to a completely confidential Member and Family Assistance Program free of charge through Homewood Health - a Canadian leader in mental health and addiction services with over 130 years of experience. 

Your Member and Family Assistance Program is a professional, confidential, and proactive service to support you with a wide range of personal, family, and work-related concerns.

What Benefits Are Available to Me?

Your Member and Family Assistance Program is here for you whenever you need it, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

Within a confidential environment you can receive counselling for any challenge — whether it’s a first step in facing a possible addiction, depression, anxiety or managing day-to-day stress.

Homewood Health is a trusted company with years of experience delivering the best possible support for CPAs in Manitoba. Everyone is guaranteed confidentiality within the limits of the law. You won’t be identified to anybody — including your employer or CPA Manitoba.

People frequently use a Member and Family Assistance Program for personal challenges such as: relationship concerns, family or parenting issues, anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, coping with health issues, or work-related challenges.

Homewood Health will match you with a counsellor who suits your needs and provide you with short-term solutions.

If you are identified as requiring additional, longer-term treatment or specialized support, counsellors will refer you to community-based resources and programs which suit your unique needs.

Access the full Life Smart Catalogue and Organizational Wellness Catalogue. 

How Does the Counselling Program Work?

Counselling services can be offered face-to-face, over the phone, through video, or online. Offices are local and appointments are made quickly, with your convenience in mind. If you have a preference for location, gender, or appointment time, they'll do their best to accommodate your preferences.

When you need to speak with someone, simply call Homewood Health — staff will ask you for some basic information (to establish your eligibility for this benefit) and help set up an initial appointment at a time that is convenient for you. An experienced counsellor will assess your concerns and help you develop practical solutions.

Life Smart Coaching

Life Smart Coaching is a suite of telephonic services that offers assessments, coaching, and resources; each service has been developed to allow you to take a proactive approach to managing everyday challenges. A Life Smart intake counsellor will contact you within 72 hours to offer you an appointment with an appropriate specialist. 

Life Smart Coaching Services include three major components with service options for each area:

Life Balance Solutions

  • New Parent Support
  • Childcare and Parenting
  • Elder and Family Care
  • Relationship Solutions
  • Financial Coaching
  • Legal Advisory Services
  • Grief and Loss

Health Smart Coaching Services

  • Nutritional Coaching
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Jumpstart your Wellness
  • Smoking Cessation

Career Smart Coaching Services

  • Career Planning
  • Workplace Issues
  • Pre-Retirement Planning
  • Shift Worker Support

Online Services – Homeweb

Homeweb is part of your Member and Family Assistance Program. You can access Homeweb on your phone, tablet, or desktop. Homeweb offers you the ability to create an individual profile, receive personalized content recommendations, and access lots of helpful resources — anywhere, anytime.

Access Homeweb for interactive tools, health and wellness assessments, child and elder care resource locators, and a library of health, life balance, and workplace articles.

i-Volve: Online CBT
i-Volve is an online, self-paced treatment program for depression and anxiety using the best practice treatment approach, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

This innovative treatment program will guide you through exercises that examine and test how you interpret and perceive external stimulation. These insights will help you change and adapt the ways in which you think, feel, and react in various situations. i-Volve will help you to identify, challenge and overcome your anxious and/or depressive thoughts, behaviours and emotions.

How do I register for Homeweb?

  • Step One: Visit the Homeweb website and click ‘Sign Up’.
  • Step Two: Enter information into the required fields, choose an email and password, and click ‘Next Step’. Then, type in your company name and click ‘Find it!’ Select the correct company from the list provided. If you do not see your company listed, check the spelling and try again.
  • Step Three: Let Homewood know how you are covered, (through CPA Manitoba), and let them know your relationship to the organization (e.g. member, spouse or dependent of member). Submit the additional information required and click 'Sign in.'