Ottawa, ON - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will release the findings of its three-year Case Study Research Project, which followed 40 organizations from various industries and sectors that implemented the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard). A global first, the Standard is a “made in Canada” voluntary set of guidelines, tools and resources to assist organizations in promoting mental health and preventing psychological harm at work.

Participating organizations report that the guidelines can help improve an organization’s productivity, financial performance, risk management, recruitment and retention.

Leaders representing four of these organizations will discuss the individual outcomes of implementing the Standard in their respective workplaces during a panel session. Media are invited to attend.

A panel discussion on implementation of the Standard and release of the final study results, drawing on the experiences of 40 Canadian organizations.

Hon. Michael Wilson, P.C., C.C., Chair of the Board, MHCC
Louise Bradley, President and CEO, MHCC

Inspector Richard Burchill, RCMP – C Division (Quebec)
Joan Jessome, Past President, Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union
Wolf Klassen, Vice President, Program Support, Michael Garron Hospital
Kathy McIlwham, Vice President, Wellness, Disability and Life, Manulife

Thursday, March 16, 2017   9:30 a.m. ET

St. James Cathedral Centre
65 Church Street
Toronto, ON


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