Health & Wellness Trust

 Welcome to the Saint Mary’s University Health and Wellness Trust Group Benefits Plan. This plan is administered by the Saint Mary’s University Faculty Union Health and Wellness Trust.  

For any additional claims and benefits information, please contact Cheryl Gill, Canadian Benefits Consulting Group at 1-800-268-0285 or via email at: [email protected] (2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4P 1E4).

Counselling Support for Members

  • Members of the SMUFU Health and Wellness Trust who are less than 65 years of age, can obtain a prescription from a physician or psychiatrist and the cost of the prescription, less the co-pay will be covered by the plan.
  • In addition, if members see a registered psychologist, social worker, or counsellor, 75% of the costs will be covered up to $1500/year. If members do not know whom to call, then their physician is a good place to start. Other than one’s physician, public information in the form of online directories such as Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology – for psychologists, can also be helpful.

Faculty Representatives – 2023 – 2024

  • Robert Konopasky, Chair 
  • Francis Boabang, Trustee 
  • Nicole Conrad, Trustee 
  • Cindy Harrigan – Alternate 
  • James O’Brien – Alternate