David Agosti

Hello APSA members,

Welcome back to a New Year at SFU! I hope that you had a restful week off and are ready for 2020 (he says… during the first week of classes and budget prep).

For many of us, the New Year is an opportunity for new beginnings. Or at least resolving to make new beginnings. As APSA members, we all have access to EFAP (Employee Family and Assistance Program) and in addition to counselling services, your EFAP plan includes access to Life Smart Coaching. You can get coaching on:

  • nutrition
  • wellness
  • quitting smoking and losing weight.
  • parenting
  • family and elderly care
  • relationships
  • finances
  • legal issues
  • career planning
  • pre-retirement

So if you’re thinking of setting a goal in any of the above areas, and think you'd like some support with achieving that goal, keep EFAP in mind. It's free for APSA members and a way to support you in achieving your goals, improving your work life and life in general.

I also know that while the Holidays are a time of celebration for many, they can also bring on hardship, depression, and other struggles. Never forget that the counselling component of EFAP is available for mental health or life-challenging situations. I encourage you to take advantage of these services whenever you or your family have need.



EFAP stands for Employee AND FAMILY Assistance. So if you have a 10-year-old who refuses to eat vegetables you could take advantage of life smart coaching on nutrition for them… just sayin’.