A message from our CPCO, Lauren Davey
Our just now site was created to help our associates, family and friends find resources on the issues that impact their overall well-being. Our hope is that this collection of resources from trusted sources will help us foster dialogue, become more informed and break the barriers of stigma associated with mental health.
The genesis of just now was a personal one for me; the tragic loss of a dear friend to suicide - she used the lower case initials “jn” as her signature. Following her passing, I felt an urgency to create and nurture a supportive environment for everyone, starting with our Compass family. The initials jn, turned into just now, because there is no time like the present to make a difference. I knew that there was a unique opportunity to impact the thousands of people we employ across the country and the millions of guests we connect with every day. Together with the Compass Group Canada leadership team, we embarked on a journey to create a space for our associates to feel supported, informed and welcome.
The spirit of just now continues to evolve, as we explore the many facets of mental health and wellness, including a sense of belonging, inclusivity and physical wellness, along with mindfulness and emotional well-being. We know that pushing for change and supporting diversity and inclusion is a critical aspect of supporting the overall well-being of our people and the communities we serve. As a company, we have committed to listen, learn and act when it comes to the racial inequalities faced by those in the BIPOC communities and have dedicated space on this site to encourage dialogue and support education on these important issues.
Everything we’ve done to bring this program to life has been done with heart and purpose. Our just now logo is a visual representation of what we hope to accomplish with this initiative – a total connection of heart, mind, body and the ability to freely discuss these topics without stigma. Our goal is to inspire everyone to make inclusion and well-being a priority – not tomorrow or the next day, but just now.
We sincerely hope that this site provides you with resources that are helpful and informative. If there is anything else you’d like us to include, please send us a message. Most importantly, if you’re struggling, please reach out to someone you trust or a professional and ask for help. You are not alone.
Lauren Davey, CPCO Compass Group Canada and ESS North America