Past presentations

March 29, 2017 - Webinar #37 - Case Study Research Project – The findings are in!

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Description: Launched in 2014, the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) Case Study Research project followed over 40 organizations (representing over 250,000 employees) from various industries and sectors across Canada to determine promising practices as they implemented the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard).

  • Hear why participating employers decided to implement the Standard – their reasons might surprise you;
  • Learn more about the challenges and barriers these employers faced in implementing the Standard, and the nine most promising practices they recommend to ensure implementation success for your organization; and
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the top three actions you can take to implement the Standard in your workplace.

No matter the size or type of your organization, there are valuable lessons to be learned from these organizations. Join MHCC and our lead researcher as we unveil the key findings from the Case Study Research Project.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Merv Gilbert, PhD, RPsych
Co-Lead CSRP
Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University


February 22, 2017 - Webinar #36 - Supporting employee’s mental health – Linking substance abuse to a mental health strategy

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Description: During this webinar, hear from Leanne Dixon and Lyne Brun to learn how Emera created steps to address substance use issues in a safety sensitive environment while still providing support services to help employees improve their overall mental health.

Guest Speakers:

Leanne Dixon,
Senior Manager, HR & Health, Emera Inc.

Lyne Brun
Supervisor, Health & Wellness, Certified Peer Support Specialist, Emera Inc.


February 1, 2017 - Webinar #35 - Mental Health and Wellness : A Modern Solution for a 21st Century Challenge in the Federal Public Service

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Description: As the largest employer in Canada -employing more than 250,000 Canadians - the Federal Public Service has an essential leadership role to play in supporting the mental health of its employees. Addressing issues of mental health at work, where many adults spend most of their waking hours, is vitally important for all Canadians… But how can all key stakeholders in the federal public service, including employees, managers, senior leaders, and union leaders, work together to create a mentally healthy workplace? During this interactive session, Louise Chénier, Program Manager, Workplace Mental Health at the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) shares her insights on how all key stakeholders in the federal public service can promote and sustain mental health at work.

Guest Speakers:

Louise Chénier
Program Manager, Workplace Mental Health Mental Health Commission of Canada


November 30, 2016 - Webinar #33 - Building a Mentally Healthy Culture: The Royal Canadian Mint

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Description:Small Steps, Big Impacts. Talented people is a pillar of the Royal Canadian Mint’s vision. During this session Jennifer Richardson, Director, Corporate Health, Safety & Environment describes the Mint’s implementation of a mental health strategy, one step at a time. Jennifer also shares her insights on how they started an open dialogue to help break down the stigma around mental health and create a more supportive workplace for all employees.

Guest Speakers:

Jennifer Richardson
Director, Corporate Health, Safety & Environment Royal Canadian Mint

 

October 26, 2016 - Webinar #32 - Training to Promote Psychological Health and Safety

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Description: Knowledge is Power: Equip your Workplace with the Skills to Take Action

This month’s webinar features two training programs available through the Mental Health Commission of Canada: Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and The Working Mind (TWM). MHFA is a course that allows participants to gain the confidence and the skills to respond effectively to emerging mental health problems and crises. MHFA has been proven to reduce stigma, and increase confidence and willingness to help others. TWM focuses on stigma reduction, increasing resiliency skills and acquiring skills to manage stress. This course helps staff recognize signs of declining and poor mental health in themselves and in others.

Champion in this field, Nova Scotia’s Public Service Commission also discusses their strategy to train staff members in both programs.

Guest Speakers:

Carolyn Campbell
Senior Consultant- Psychological Health and Safety
Nova Scotia Public Service Commission

Amy Fogarty
Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health Commission of Canada

Sue Mercer
Opening Minds
Mental Health Commission of Canada

 

September 28, 2016 - Webinar #31 - Mindfulness in Action: Experience Less Stress, More Joy, Peak Performance

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Description: From the Globe and Mail to the cover of Time magazine, mindfulness is everywhere and it’s not surprising – this ancient wisdom tradition is now proven by neuroscience to do everything from improve mental health to reduce stress and to enhance performance.  

But what is it and how does it benefit the workplace?

Dr. Geoff Soloway, a PhD in mindfulness and Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer at MindWell-U, will discuss the science of mindfulness, the evidence base behind it, and how and why it has progressed to the workplace.

Dr. Soloway has worked with a number of prestigious organizations in developing and implementing mindfulness and mental health strategies including WestJet, Coca-Cola, and the NBA. In this webinar, learn how UBC also benefited from MindWell’s work as Miranda Massie, health promotions coordinator from UBC  shares their experience of mindfulness training and how it had a positive impact in their workplace by building personal resiliency skills for their staff and faculty.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Geoff Soloway, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer
MindWell-U

Miranda Massie
Health Promotions Coordinator
The University of British Columbia
 

June 29, 2016 - Webinar #30 - Take care of those providing care: Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Healthcare Settings

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Description: Mentally Healthy Workplaces Benefit Patients and Healthcare Workers Alike

Our country’s healthcare providers are essential to ensuring the efficient, effective and safe delivery of healthcare services to all Canadians. 

Did you know that healthcare workers are 1.5 times more likely to be off work due to illness or disability than people in all other sectors? Healthcare settings can be particularly challenging environments. Many healthcare workers have heavy workloads, significant pressures and a lack of time and resources to adequately do their jobs. Stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, compassion fatigue and substance misuse are common workplace-related conditions.  

Ensuring the wellness of this workforce is critically important to ensure quality and safety care. What can organizations do to help address mental health and wellness in this unique work setting?

This month’s webinar outlines the unique challenges this sector faces and some of the innovative programs that are being implemented across the country. The Mental Health Commission of Canada and HealthCareCAN discuss some of the emerging evidence, and useful tools to help organizations on their journey.  Additionally, representatives from Michael Garron Hospital (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital) share their journey in using the National Standard to create mentally healthy workplaces with impressive results.

Guest Speakers:

Jennifer Kitts 
Director, Policy and Strategy
HealthCareCAN

Wolf Klassen
Vice President, Program Support
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network

Christine Devine
Wellness Specialist
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network


May 25, 2016 - Webinar #29, School is in: Helping those who educate

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Description: Learn about breaking down stigma and starting the conversation on mental health

Workplaces must play a key role in promoting mental health and preventing mental injury of their employees across all sectors and industries. This is particularly true in the education sector, where educators are not only dealing with their own mental health problems and work stresses, but also the mental health of their students.

Janet Hicks, Senior Manager, Human Resource Services, York Region District School Board  outlines the challenges and tactics involved in developing and executing the school board’s mental health strategy. Also, hear about their anti-stigma campaigns, resources in support of mental wellness for employees, and the school board’s next steps in further developing and sustaining a mentally healthy workplace. 

Guest Speakers:

Janet Hicks
Senior Manager, Human Resource Services
York Region District School Board

 

April 27, 2016 - Webinar #28 - Don’t isolate those working in isolation

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Description: Companies of all shapes and sizes can have employees who feel isolated, needing more support from employers

Workplaces, no matter the size or industry, have a key role to play in promoting and supporting the well-being of its employees.  But what happens when the workplace is not clearly defined within four office walls or filled with a team? What happens when employees are working on their own in isolation?

The trucking industry, where the boundaries of a typical workplace don’t apply, is one of many sectors that faces such challenges. Typical conditions for transport drivers put them at greater risk of and increased exposure to psychological harm without the proper supports to prevent or address it. Trucking HR Canada outlines the issues and challenges faced by truck drivers while being on the road, as well as strategies to address to promote and protect the mental health of those working in isolation.

Guest Speaker:

Kim MacLaren,
Project Manager, Trucking HR Canada


March 30, 2016 - Webinar #27 - Mentally Healthy Workplaces in the Legal Sector

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Description: Hear from lawyers championing the promotion and protection of mental health in the workplace.

Lawyers and other professionals in the legal sector are often at greater risk for mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicide.

Learn about a new groundbreaking online program, Mental Health and Wellness in the Legal Profession. It gives lawyers, judges, and law students information about mental health and addiction issues, their causes and symptoms, as well as treatment options. This program increases awareness around the importance of mental health.

Guest Speaker:

Karen KH Bell
Senior Director, Professional & Client Education McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Kenneth J Fredeen
General Counsel and Secretary to the Board Deloitte


February 24, 2016 - Webinar #26 - Understanding, Managing, and Preventing Workplace Bullying

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Description: Bullying behaviour can have an impact on fellow employees and the organization as a whole. You will learn specific, integrated, and easy‐to‐implement strategies that address the root causes of workplace bullying. Using these strategies will help create a more respectful, productive, and psychologically healthy work culture.

Guest Speaker: Donna Marshall, M.A., Counselling Psychology, Co-Founder and CEO, BizLife Solutions

 

January 27, 2016 - Webinar #25 - Accommodations that Support Success at Work Working towards Wellness: The Royal Canadian Mounted Police program, Division C- (QC)

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Description: Employers are increasingly concerned about the mental health problems of their employees. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), whose employees are exposed to highly stressful situations in the course of their duties, decided to take action by making a commitment to its employees’ health. More specifically, senior management of Division C (Quebec) has proudly promoted the “Working towards Wellness” program since 2009. Furthermore, in August 2012, Division C received the Healthy Enterprise – Elite certification and, since 2014, has implemented the voluntary National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

During this Webinar, the RCMP will share its best practices and success story to inspire employers from every quarter to take action!

Guest Speaker:
Julie Brongel, Sgt., Workplace Health and Wellness Program Coordinator, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Division C- (QC)

 

November 25, 2015 - Webinar #24 - Building Workplace Resiliency

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Description: Resilient individuals are able to adapt quickly and deal with a variety of difficult situations in a calm and rational manner. This is an increasingly important concept in today’s workplace because building and maintaining the mental resiliency of a workforce yields a more productive and successful workplace environment.

Hear from Karen Seward at SCM Health Solutions on resiliency and other strategies for improving workplace mental health.

Guest Speaker:

Karen Seward, President, SCM Health Solutions

 

October 28, 2015 - Webinar #23 - Promising Results of using the Standard

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Description: Now at its midpoint, the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) three-year Workplace Case Study Research Project provides some interesting early results of the over 40 organizations’ journey to implement the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

This webinar will highlight early observations and promising practices, including how the journey differs depending on an organization’s size. Join us to hear from the research team and a participating organization on what it’s like for a Canadian employer to use the Standard.

Guest Speakers:
Merv Gilbert
Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA), Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University

Jen Gorman
Employee Benefits Coordinator-Marketing, Belmont Health & Wealth

 

September 30, 2015 - Webinar #22 - Building a Psychologically Healthy Workplace

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Description: Mental illness is the leading cause of workplace disability in Canada. As a champion employer for workplace mental health, Bell Canada is committed to leading by example in their workplace – as early adopters of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Join Bell Canada, to gain deeper insight on how the Standard can be leveraged to build a psychologically healthy work environment. Bell has worked with corporate Canada and the healthcare community to develop and adopt mental health best practices in the workplace.

Hear how Bell Canada is:

  • Creating awareness to reduce stigma and engage employees
  • Offering mental health training for all employees, including the tailored Workplace Mental Health LeadershipTM certificate program
  • Applying principles of psychological health to their annual employee survey
  • Using metrics to measure and track progress and drive continuous improvement

Guest Speakers:

Marie-Helene Favreau, Director Workplace Health, Disability Management and Workplace Practices, Bell Canada

 

June 25, 2015 - Webinar #21 - Making Suicide Prevention a Workplace Priority

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Description: Every employee can promote mental health and help prevent suicide. Simple steps such as stress management or depression screening help employees maintain their own mental health. They can also use specific tactics to help promote the mental health and safety of others.

A comprehensive, evidence-based approach to suicide prevention and mental health promotion already exists. Hear from Sally Spencer-Thomas at the Carson J Spencer Foundation about a practical and cost-effective approach. By being “visible, vocal, and visionary” leaders, employers set the expectation that health and safety are a priority and that mental health promotion and suicide prevention are a critical part of it.

Guest Speakers:

Sally Spencer-Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder, Carson J Spencer Foundation

 

May 27, 2015 - Webinar #20 - Accommodations that Support Success at Work

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Description: Accommodation strategies that support productivity can also encourage the success and wellbeing of employees living with a mental health problem or illness. Employers developing a return-to-work or stay-at-work plan to accommodate affected employees often don’t know where to start.

Learn about an accommodation tool that helps managers assist an employee’s transition back to work and back to productivity. This tool provides a step-by-step process to help facilitate greater collaboration between employer, employee, and healthcare professional.

Guest Speakers: Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, Dr. Ian Arnold, Occupational Health Physician, and Laura Lozanski, Occupational Health & Safety Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers

 

April 29, 2015 - Webinar #19 - Depression and Anxiety in the Workplace

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Description: Depression and anxiety disorders are the most common mental health problems in Canada and the fastest growing category of disability costs for Canadian employers. These disorders affect the individual, their family, friends and co-workers. Beyond the human cost, unaddressed mental health problems and illnesses in the workplace have a significant impact on productivity and the bottom line.

What can employers do to create mentally healthy workplaces and support their employees? Hear from Julie Holden at SEB Benefits & HR Consulting Inc. about the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety, the impact of these conditions on workplace productivity, and the promising practices and strategies that workplaces can adopt to address these issues.

Guest Speaker: Julie Holden, Senior Vice President, Central and Atlantic Canada, SEB Benefits & HR Consulting Inc.

 

March 25, 2015 - Webinar #18 - Workplace Peer Support – It Works!

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Description: Peer support is an effective way for people living with mental health problems and illnesses to improve their quality of life with the encouragement and guidance of others with similar lived experiences. Through a commitment to social and emotional support, peer supporters help others through the recovery process by promoting hope and optimism and by offering day-to-day support in the community, clinic, or workplace. Peer support can be provided in both group and one-on-one settings with the goal of fostering health and recovery over illness and disability.

Peer support works. Learn about NAV Canada’s innovative approach to improving the psychological health of its employees with their Light the Way peer support program, which helps employees cope with mental health problems and illnesses and find a path to recovery.

Guest Speaker: Lyne Wilson, Director, Human Resources and Employee Relations, NAV Canada, Ottawa

 

February 25, 2015 - Webinar #17 - Supporting Grieving Employees in the Face of a Tragedy Impacting the Workplace

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Description: Find out how the Pickering Public Library supported their employees following the sudden death of a colleague. Learn how the adoption of the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace helped their WorkWell Committee members address the psychological health of staff following the tragedy. Also, hear a leading expert and educator discuss best practices for employers to manage and support grieving employees.

Guest Speakers:
Cathy Grant, CEO, Pickering Public Library
Tanya Sinclair, Director of HR, Pickering Public Library
Kim Affeldt, Senior Administrative Assistant, Pickering Public Library
Colleen Bolin, Manager of Client Relations, Pickering Public Library
Pam Fitzgerald, Registered Nurse and Director, The Canadian Centre for Bereavement Education and Grief Counselling

 

January 28, 2015 - Webinar #16 - Implementing the National Standard: The Legal Case and Perspective from a Small Canadian Business

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Description: Find out what motivated Bernardi Human Resource Law to participate in the Mental Health Commission of Canada case study research project. Also learn about their journey to implement the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace as well as the legal case for employers.

Guest Speaker:
Lauren Bernardi, Lawyer and HR Advisor, Bernardi Human Resource Law LLP

 

November 26, 2014 - Webinar #15 - Learn Successful Implementation Practices from Mental Health at Work® Pros!

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Description: Excellence Canada Mental Health at Work® participants share insights from their own experiences as they seek to cultivate psychologically healthy and safe work environments and improve the lives of their employees. Mental Health at Work® has its own certification process through Excellence Canada and its prestigious awards program.

Guest Speakers:
Catherine Neville, VP Excellence Canada
Chris MacDonald, AVP, Wellness, Absence and Disability Solutions, Group Benefits, Manulife
Meg Petkoff, Respectful Workplace Advisor, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board
Rhona Dunwell, Director of Human Resources, North York General Hospital

 

October 29, 2014 - Webinar #14 - Respect Matters

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Description: Know where to start when working toward building a culture of respect in the workplace.

Respect Matters:  Educate your team. Prevent negative behaviours. Empower your employees. Lead the charge with Respect. Respect Group shows us how to get started, and the University of Calgary teaches us how to keep it alive on an ongoing basis.

Guest Speakers:
Brad Blaisdell, Managing Director – Workplace Programs, Respect Group
Marcia Buchholz Associate Vice President, Human Resources, University of Calgary

 

September 24, 2014 - Webinar #13 - The Working Mind: Reduce Stigma, Increase Resiliency, and Promote Workplace Mental Health and Wellness

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Description: Each year, one in five people experience a mental health problem or illness. The stigma often associated with mental health problems and mental illnesses prevents many people from getting the help they need. This webinar focuses on The Working Mind, an anti-stigma and mental resiliency workplace program for a wide array of workplace sectors.  

Guest Speakers: Laura Smith, Workplace Health Promotion Coordinator, Capital District Health Authority, Claudia Canales, Manager-Workplace Projects, Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada and Andrew Szeto, PhD, Research Scientist, Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary 

Disclaimer: Respecting intellectual property rights, the Working Minds video has been removed. Questions should be directed to Jayda Wiebe- Department Coordinator, Opening Minds. (jwiebe@mentalhealthcommission.ca)

 

August 27, 2014 - Webinar #12 - Mental Health First Aid and the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: A Lesson in Implementation

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Description: One of the most commonly asked questions about the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace is about options for training and building the confidence of staff and management in support of the recommendations of the National Standard. This webinar focuses on successful implementation of Mental Health First Aid at workplaces throughout Ontario as a model for companies and organizations across Canada.
 
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Research shows that MHFA training leads to a decrease in stigmatizing attitudes as well as an increase in confidence to provide help. Since 2007, more than 100,000 Canadians have taken the course. This webinar covers the content and impact of the MHFA program, and options for course delivery. Participants also learn how Humber College became a leader among Ontario colleges, inspiring administrative and academic staff to take the course and become more effective and confident when speaking about mental health.

Guest Speaker: Maureen Carnegie, Mental Health Aid Project Facilitator, Humber College and Sjors Reijers, Manager, National Program Promotions and Business Development, Mental Health First Aid Canada 

 

June 25, 2014 - Webinar #11 - Implementing the Standard at MHCC

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Description: This workplace webinar features guest speakers Lisa Lueken and Erika Wahlstrom, who are both Human Resources Advisors with the MHCC. Various organizations have asked what the MHCC is doing to ensure a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. Lueken and Wahlstrom provide an in-depth look at what the MHCC is doing related to implementing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.

Guest Speaker: Lisa Lueken, HR Advisor, MHCC and Erika Wahlstrom, HR Advisor – Health, Safety and Wellness, MHCC 

 

May 28, 2014 - Webinar #10 - Reviewing the psychosocial factors

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Description: This workplace webinar features guest speaker Julia Kaisla, Director of Community Engagement for the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), B.C. Division. Participants in past webinars have asked for concrete examples of the 13 factors of PH&S in the workplace outlined in the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and identified by Guarding Minds @ Work. Julia Kaisla takes an in-depth look at the 13 factors and connects each one to a real-life workplace situation.
 
Kaisla also presents highlights and outcomes of the 11th annual Bottom Line Conference, an event promoting workplace mental health hosted by CMHA, B.C. Division in March 2014. The conference brought together over 300 delegates to share practical approaches to improve mental health in Canadian workplaces. Webinar participants learn more about how outcomes of this conference feed into future work with CMHA and its partners

Guest Speaker: Julia Kaisla Director of Community Engagement, Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division 

 

April 30, 2014 - Webinar #9 - The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, the “Work/Life Balance” Standard, and the “Healthy Enterprise” Standard: How To Find Them and How To Choose Among Them?

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Description: Employers today looking to adopt a management framework that positively impacts workplace mental health have choices they can make. For example, frameworks available include:
 

  • The National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Healthy Enterprise Standard
  • Work-Family Balance Standard

Do employers have to choose one standard over another? Is it possible to implement more than one? This webinar examines and compares the National Standard with the two others, helping to identify similarities between the Standards and determine which to apply given a particular context.

Guest Speakers: Claudine Ducharme, Partner, Health and Benefits Consulting, Mario Messier, MD, Workplace Health/Health Promotion and Scientific Director, and Samuel Breau, Program Director, Mental Health in the Workplace

 

March 26, 2014 - Webinar #8 - Family caregivers in the workplace

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Description: This workplace webinar features guest speaker Ella Amir, Executive Director, AMI-Québec. This grassroots organization is committed to helping family caregivers manage the effects of mental health problems or illness through support, education, guidance and advocacy. Amir discusses the impacts on family caregivers that should be considered by employers who are implementing the Standard, the benefits of offering flexibility at work, information and assistance, as well as emotional and other supports to employees.
 
Carol Plathan, who works at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, shares her experience juggling the responsibilities of work and other aspects of life while providing care to an adult son who lives with a mental illness. Employers or employees are encouraged to join the online conversation and share their own experiences.

Guest Speakers: Ella Amir, PhD, MBA Executive Director, AMI‐Québec and Carol Plathan Academic Scheduler, Concordia University

 

February 26, 2014 - Webinar #7 - Building civility and respect into your organization's DNA

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Description: Hear from guest speakers Sharone Bar-David, a leading expert on workplace incivility, and Emma Pavlov, Senior Vice President at Canada’s largest health care organization. Both share their enlightening perspectives on Civility and Respect, identified as key to creating healthy work environments in the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Our guests share indispensable information, fundamental dilemmas and best practices related to workplace incivility (those seemingly insignificant rude behaviours that exist in every workplace) and other essential respect-related issues.​

Guest Speakers: Sharone Bar‐David, LLB MSW President, Bar‐David Consulting and Emma Pavlov, MBA Senior Vice President, HR and Organizational Development University Health Network 

 

January 29, 2014 - Webinar #6 - The Standard: One Year Later

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Description: This workplace webinar celebrates the impact of the Standard one year after its launch. We also highlight how extensively the Standard has been adopted in workplaces across the country and discuss the response that we have seen in Canada. Webinar participants find out more about the key resources designed to protect and promote PH&S in the workplace. Additionally, everyone can learn and share with other organizations that are at different stages of their journey. 

Guest Speakers: Louise Bradley, Mental Health Commission of Canada and Charles Bruce, Nova Scotia Public Service Long Term Disability Plan Trust Fund

 

November 27, 2013 - Webinar #5 - Taking the First Steps: The National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

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Guest Speakers: François Legault, MSW, RSW, Partners for Mental Health and Catherine Baril, Lundbeck Canada

 

October 30, 2013 - Webinar #4 - Building your Database for Moving Forward

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Description: The Building your Database for Moving Forward workplace webinar outlines how organizations can utilize the sample audit tool and other planning strategies provided in the voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety. The sample audit tool can be used by organizations to conduct internal audits. It can be modified to suit the size, nature, and complexity of the organization. The audit tool may also function as a “gap analysis” tool to highlight those areas that require further work to meet the requirements of the Standard. Other key planning strategies are discussed.

Guest Speakers: Ian M.F. Arnold, Health and Safety Consultant, Ottawa, Ontario, and Morgan Craig-Broadwith, Canadian Mental Health Association, Calgary.

 

September 25, 2013 - Webinar #3 - Evaluating the Workplace

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Description: This webinar outlines how organizations can evaluate their workplace, and more specifically, introduce a unique and free set of resources called Guarding Minds @ Work. These tools allow employers to effectively assess and address the 13 psychosocial factors known to have a powerful impact on organizational health, the health of individual employees, and the financial bottom line. Participants can find out more about the key resources designed to protect and promote psychological health and safety in the workplace. Additionally, everyone can learn from other organizations that are at different stages of their journey. 

Guest Speakers: Merv Gilbert, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University; Principal, Gilbert Acton Ltd., Organizational Health Consultants

 

August 28, 2013 - Webinar #2 - Communicating the Message

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Guest Speakers: Alida Fallavollita, Bell Canada and Chris MacDonald, Manulife Financial Group Benefits

 

July 31, 2013 - Webinar #1 - Where Do I Begin?

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Guest Speakers: Linda Brogden, University of Waterloo and Mary Ann Baynton, Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace