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Living with depression or burnout: Specificities of diagnostics and issues for workers and employers

Description: This webinar will discuss depression and burnout in the workplace. Participants will learn about:

  • The rise in absences from work due to depression or burnout in Québec and Canada
  • Past and present: Suffering because of work – physical and mental overexertion
  • Reining in the growing impact of work – worker and employer-led initiatives
  • Stigma when returning to work after taking time off to deal with depression or burnout

Guest Speaker:  

Laurie Kirouac, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, and Researcher at the Centre d’action en prevention et réadaptation de l’incapacité au travail

This webinar was presented in partnership with Groupe entreprises en santé (GES) as part of a French webinar series on mental health in the workplace.

Today’s Students - Tomorrow’s Workforce!

Description: As the importance of addressing psychological health at work gains traction – through efforts like the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) – it follows that protecting and promoting the mental wellness of tomorrow’s workforce is equally crucial. Join the MHCC and a panel of experts to shine the light on key issues faced by students and opportunities to further shape Canada’s landscape to promote and protect psychological health and safety of post-secondary students. 

Guest Panel:
Shifrah Gadamsetti,
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations

Verity Turpin, MEC, CPA
AVP, Student Affairs, Dalhousie University

Take 5: How to put Mindfulness-in-action for Resilience, Collaboration and a Psychologically Safe Workplace

Description: Learn about ‘mindfulness-in-action’ and how Take 5 can positively contribute to a psychological healthy and safe work environment by helping busy professionals be focused, engaged, and less stressed in the middle of whatever they’re doing.

Guest Speaker:
Geoff Soloway, PhD
Founder, MindWell-U

Harassment in the Workplace: It’s our responsibility to act

Description: The #MeToo movement has made people aware of the scale and impact of harassment in the workplace. Be it sexual or psychological, harassment has devastating effects on people, teams, organizations and society. The Mental Health Commission of Canada and Groupe Enterprises en Santé present this webinar to help participants learn more on how to improve harassment prevention practices and promote healthy and safe workplaces.

Guest Speaker:
Manon Poirier,
CRHA, director general, Ordre des conseillers en ressources humaines agréés du Québec


Webinar #48 – Protecting the Psychological Health and Safety of Volunteers

Protecting the Psychological Health and Safety of Volunteers

Description: Volunteers come from all walks of life. This means a percentage of them will have lived experience with addiction, trauma or mental illness. Others will be struggling with personal, financial or health issues. Join MHCC and Mindful Employer Canada to explore strategies that can be used to improve the psychological health and safety of your organizations volunteers.

Protecting the Psychological Health and Safety of Volunteers was developed through the contributions and feedback of 27 not-for-profit organizations participating in Mindful Employer Canada’s “Building capacity to promote and protect Psychological Health and Safety in the not-for-profit sector” case study. This two-year case study was made possible by the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Health and Safety Prevention and Innovation Program.

Join us to learn more about the strategies and resource sin the toolkit to support volunteers within your organization.

Guest Speakers:
Sarah Jenner, Executive Director
Mindful Employer Canada

Mary Ann Baynton, Program Director
Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace

Webinar #47 – Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and promoting the wellbeing of first responders

Proactive Peer Support: Protecting and promoting the wellbeing of first responders

Description: During this webinar presentation, York Region Paramedic Services will highlight key features of York Region’s Paramedic Peer Support Team including the use of a dedicated peer support vehicle. Specifically, participants will learn about why organizations should consider implementing a peer support program as a proactive way of supporting employees that may be struggling. Hear about practical on the ground experiences in implementing a peer support program, including:

  • key benefits;
  • success factors and challenges; and
  • tips for other organizations looking at implementing a similar model. 

Guest Speaker:
John Anderson, ACP
Superintendent, York Region Paramedic Services

Webinar #46 – Social Enterprises: a progressive approach to solve Canada’s unemployment and underemployment issues

Description: In this webinar, you will hear from our panel of social enterprise experts who will contribute their unique perspectives and experiences working in this sector. 

Through the panel discussion, participants will gain a better understanding of:

  • social enterprises as an effective approach to assist people with mental illness in finding and maintaining meaningful employment; and
  • key supports and accommodations available to social enterprises and social entrepreneurs

Guest Speakers:
Ethel Côté,
Social Enterprise Institute CCC Ltd.

Chantal Lessard,
Director of Administration
Groupe Convex

François Vermette,
Director of Operations and Development
Chantier de l'économie sociale

Webinar #45 - The duty and benefits of accommodating employees with disabilities

Description: This webinar will discuss what employers need to know and do to support their employees in realizing their potential and contributing to their workplace and broader community.

Guest Speakers:
Muneeza Sheikh,
Partner, Levitt LLP

Sal Cavaricci,
Director of the Mental Stress Injuries Programs, WSIB

Jenny Winter,
Vice President, Human Resources, CGI

Webinar #44 - Why Buying Social is Good for Business: Leverage Your Purchasing to Create Greater Value ( January 31, 2018)

Why Buying Social is Good for Business:  Leverage Your Purchasing to Create Greater Value

Description: In this webinar you will learn about social procurement and why businesses should consider it as part of their purchasing strategies.  Stephanie Pronk will share information on tools, resources and an online community available to businesses through the Social Enterprise Institute online learning platform.  David Lepage, of Buy Social Canada, will take a closer look at what social procurement is, how to influence its growth in your sector and how to implement it in your organization. Don Palmer, Executive Director of Causeway Work Centre, will use a landscaping social enterprise as an example to demonstrate how businesses can support social enterprises as part of their purchasing strategies.

Guest Speakers:
Stephanie Pronk, Director of Operations,
Social Enterprise Institute CCC Ltd.

David Lepage, Director and Managing Partner,
Buy Social Canada

Don Palmer, Executive Director,
Causeway Work Centre

Webinar #43 - Myths and facts: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace (November 29, 2017)

Myths and facts: Suicide Prevention in the Workplace

Description: Suicide prevention is everyone’s business.  Preventing a death by suicide does not always need an expert; it is something we all can do. We can all learn skills to help promote life and help someone struggling with thoughts of suicide. Join the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Centre for Suicide Prevention as we discuss suicide prevention in the workplace.

Guest Speakers:

Robert Olson, B.A., M.LIS
Librarian, Writer, Centre for Suicide Prevention

Hilary Sirman, B.A.(Hons.)/B.Ed, MPA
Director of Impact and Engagement, Centre for Suicide Prevention