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We are living in a
a mental health crisis.

1 in 5

of us are trying to cope with at least one form of mental illness.


Canadians miss work each week due to mental health struggles.


is lost by businesses each year because of worker mental health issues.

Counselling is proven
to make a positive difference.


Starting sooner increases the chances of improving your mental health.


Boosts your overall health, your relationships and your outlook on life.


Tools and strategies to build your resilience for the next challenge.

Caring for your team
gets your company results.


Each $1 you spend on mental health support gives you a $4+ return.


Mental health support can improve productivity and reduce absenteeism.


Employees who access support often are more likely to stay employed.

We are a clinically-founded
social impact company that
inspires & guides positive change.

We remove the uncertainty and stress of finding the right therapist for your needs.

Our thoughtful matching process saves you time and guesswork as our Clinical Director handpicks the registered clinical counsellor best suited to your situation.

Our range of services include options for your business and your family.

Our compassionate therapists provide confidential mental health care for adults, couples, families, children and teens, as well as employees and work teams.

Every counselor on our team works from our resilience-based clinical philosopy.

Created by our Founder, psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts, our philosophy ensures clients receive care that is consistently welcoming, empowering and excellent.

Attract, Engage & Retain Talented Team Members

Our impact-focused Sparks Mental Health Program (MHP) goes above and beyond the typical EAP, demonstrating your meaningful commitment to your team’s mental health. It also has business benefits like increasing employee productivity, contentment and retention. Offering our MHP can also help you attract new talent seeking to work for a company that truly values them, their families and their mental wellness.

Mental wellness support
for your company's challenges ...

Beyond our Sparks Mental Health Program, we are also here for you with a slate of mental health services for companies, non-profits and charities. If you aren’t ready to commit to an monthly program, we offer pay-as-you-go counseling services charged by the session. We can also help you respond to mental health crises in the workplace, show you how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness in your team and support your leadership in building their own resilience.

We offer workshops, consultations and custom solutions to meet your company’s specific needs. The majority of these services are offered virtually as per provincial health regulations. Any in-person services are handled with the utmost care.

Integrating mental wellness into your workplace gives you an invaluable advantage, unlocking productivity, boosting employee engagement and empowering your company to excel together.

  • Pay-As-You-Go Counseling
  • Resilience Training for Leaders
  • Crisis Management
  • Mental Wellness First Aid
  • Webinar Presentations
  • Employee Coaching
  • Return to Work Assessments
  • Layoff Support
  • Psychological Consulting

Founded on clinical expertise.

FamilySparks founder, Dr. Jillian Roberts is a child psychologist, professor, author and mother. Now the Clinical Founder of Amira Health, her decades of research, clinical practice and experience continue to be the foundation of our programs and services.

Our happy customers

We've been using FamilySparks EAP for a year and have nothing but glowing reviews from our entire team. As the individual overseeing HR at Certn, I love knowing that our staff is supported and receiving help when they need it most. I would recommend the program to anyone that values the mental well-being of their team and looking to create a healthy work environment.

Owen Madrick, C3O, Certn

At Semaphore Solutions, we believe in creating the best possible environment for our employees to thrive and excel, both as professionals and individuals in the community. By partnering with FamilySparks, our employees' mental health is supported in a meaningful way that far exceeds the services provided through a typical EAP. The resulting benefit has been improved well-being for our employees and their families, which translates directly into a workplace that is positive and engaged.

Emily Litster, People Operations Lead, Semaphore Solutions

I can’t even put into words how much this service has helped me. This is by far the most valuable thing any company could ever provide for their employees.

Employee Assistance Program Client

Thank you for offering a service that truly has the clients’ needs at the forefront.

Employee Assistance Program Client

This changed my life. I was stuck in a dark place and I was finally able to heal and live fully again.

Employee Assistance Program Client

Thank you for doing the work to have trans* knowledgeable and queer counsellors, it makes a world of difference.

Employee Assistance Program Client

Thank you for the help. I was reluctant about counseling before accessing your service, but I'm so glad I did.

Employee Assistance Program Client

At Redbrick we aim to create a healthy and fun place to work. Partnering with the FamilySparks EAP and prioritizing both mental and physical health in our benefits offering will create a well-rounded experience for our team.

Nicole Lee, VP of People & Operations, Redbrick

I had my first session with FamilySparks, and they are wonderful. I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to access this great service.

Employee Assistance Program Client

[The EAP] has improved my outlook on life and my future career and has pushed me to pursue my goals.

Employee Assistance Program Client

Thank YOU so much. It was a terrific session. Best feedback I have ever received from and lunch and learn. First time I have had 3 VP's in a lunch and learn.

Leanne, Director of Human Resources

This service is amazing! This is such a fluid and easy process making getting help for mental health much easier than the typical process. Thank you so much!

Employee Assistance Program Client

I'm so appreciative that this service is available to me and my family. It is more valuable than any monetary supplement.

Employee Assistance Program Client

Therapist is very insightful and respectful, for the first time I have hope that things can change.

Employee Assistance Program Client

"Our school experienced a tragic loss of one of our students and a younger sibling, on Christmas Day ... This was an unspeakable trauma that no one ever anticipates having to go through. I am grateful to FamilySparks for their expertise, their compassion and their delicate handling of a complex situation."

Stuart Hall, Head of School, Christ Church Cathedral School

Dr. Roberts' way of introducing important but sometimes challenging topics in her books has really helped to frame constructive and productive conversations in our house. She strikes a wonderful balance between providing information and inviting curiosity and inquiry.

Meg, Mom of 2

Dr. Jillian Roberts shines a bright light on positive solutions and coping strategies for the challenges faced by parents in this rapidly changing, and often difficult to understand world. Her online articles, blog posts and tweets provide simple access to her healthy family expertise and help to normalize life circumstances that families struggle with.

Barbara, Grandma of 3

My own children have benefited from [Dr. Roberts'] gentle words and as well as students in the elementary school where I teach. I am so grateful to have this first step to give to the children in my life! Thank you FamilySparks!

Kiersten, Mom of 3 kids

Dr. Jillian Roberts books helped us during a difficult time by providing the perspective and framing that my daughters needed in order to understand our changing family constellation. Reading her books helped create opportunities to talk about these changes in a supportive, positive way.

Laurel, Mom of 2