About Arete


We’re in the business of making life easier. Whether you’re…

an individual
covered by one of our
programs who wants to
talk to someone who
will listen
an organization
interested in
reducing costs by
better supporting
one of our
counsellors or
with a
a group insurance
information and
an insurer or
third party administrator
looking for support,
flexibility and the
ideal solution

…we’re here to help.

What’s in a name?

Good question. Our name, pronounced Ah-reh-tay, refers to excellence and virtue in Greek. When we incorporated in 2009, we wanted a name that represented our goals and values, and Arete HR was born.

Because it sounds similar, Arete is sometimes mistaken for the French for “stop”: arrêtez. Don’t be fooled — we never stop.

We help Canadians live healthy, productive lives

We support Canadian insurers, corporations, organizations, associations and unions, and individuals by providing excellent employee/member, business, and management assistance programs. Services include psycho-social counselling, strategies for disability prevention, legal and financial advice for individuals and small businesses, plus education and support for managers.

One thing we know for sure is that one size does not fit all

You won’t find a standard employee assistance or business assistance program here. All our programs are built with a focus of getting to the true source of an issue, and to provide practical support to deal with those challenges.

Our mission is to consistently design and deliver
the most effective solutions possible for our clients.
If you need it, we can build it.

What You Can Expect

We aim to be recognized as the benchmark model and trusted provider of choice in the Canadian assistance program industry. We don’t need to be the biggest, but we want to be the best. This is what you can expect from Arete:



Collaboration and respect are the foundation of a long-term, sustainable relationship. We’ll work with you to achieve results, and give you great reasons to stick with us.



Ethics and trust are fundamental to success. You can expect the highest standard of integrity and know all our services are in accordance with applicable federal and provincial legislation, standards of practice, and codes of ethics.



When you need us, we’re here. You’ll get thoughtful, flexible and innovative solutions to specific issues, and up-to-date insight through ongoing research and development activities.



Regular reporting and measurement tools are built into all our programs, services and projects, and we operate with full transparency.



Your business is your business. All information received from or regarding our clients is treated in the strictest confidence and only used for the purpose of providing our services, in accordance with the applicable privacy legislation.


Research and Advocacy

With research-based solutions, statistical evidence, and custom reporting, our clients are given the tools to measure the success of all our programs.

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