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Charles Benayon

Founder & CEO of Aspiria Corp.

Charles is the Founder & CEO of Aspiria Corp., now in its 13th year, empowering organizations and their people through Employee and Student Assistance Programs, and Specialized Health Solutions. With over 25 years of experience in providing direct mental health and consultative services to organizations in the public and private sectors, Charles brings a wealth of expertise, wisdom, and passion to lead Aspiria’s team in providing a quality and superior customer experience. Charles obtained his clinical training in the Crisis and Psychosomatic Medicine Units at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry as well as in the Regional Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Units of Sunnybrook Hospital, where he clinically assessed and treated a diverse patient population. From 1990 – 2002, Charles was employed at Warren Shepell Consultants, where he applied his program development skills to the area of trauma response and his business skills to the management of EAPs. At first a counsellor In Warren Shepell’s employ, Charles expertise in Critical Incident Stress programs led to the development of Shepell’s National Trauma Response Service. Charles’ growth within the company culminated in positions as Program Manager, Director of Program Management, Vice-President of Account Management, Vice-President of Sales, and, Executive Vice-President. Charles holds a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto (1987) and an Honours BA degree in Psychology from York University (1985). Charles has been a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, a Board member of the International EAP Committee out of Washington, and is currently a member at The Alternative Board (TAB). Charles takes an active role in the community volunteering his time to causes close to his heart, including the crisis line at Toronto East General Hospital. He is also the Co-Chair of Tourette Canada’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament and has been for the past 10 years, an active Board Member at Tourette Canada for 6 years, and, Manager of his son’s rep. hockey team for the past 8 years.