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Substance Use and the Workplace: Understanding Impairment

Description: When developing or amending impairment policies, it is important to keep a balance between the employees’ needs and the employers’ need, as well as to ensure the physical and psychological health and safety of all employees. Listen to this webinar to gain a better understanding of comprehensive Fit-for-Duty (FFD) / Impairment policies, and best practices.

Guest speakers:

Bryce Barker, PhD,Knowledge Broker
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

Shawna Meister, M.A., Research and Policy Analyst,
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)


Note: Due to technical difficulties, the first minute of the recording is inaudible. We apologize for the inconvenience

Stressors and Management Practices that Impact the Mental Health of Workers

Description: Individual characteristics, personal life, events, environmental factors, working conditions… It is sometimes difficult to identify the cause of workers’ mental health problems.

This webinar discusses the Salveo study, one of the largest Canadian studies of mental health in the workplace. Learn more about:

  1. The physiological response to stress exposure and impacts on mental health
  2. The work, non-work and individual factors that influence mental health; and
  3. Human resource management practices that promote lower rates of claims for mental health problems.


Guest Speaker:

Alain Marchand, PhD
Professor and Researcher, Université de Montréal

Caring for Healthcare: LEADing Change in Psychological Health and Safety

Description: Regardless of profession or sector, protection and promotion of psychological health and wellness in the workplace is imperative. However, healthcare settings can be particularly challenging environments. Creating psychologically healthy workplaces not only benefit staff engagement, wellbeing and satisfaction, but also translates to safer and more effective patient care. A major factor—either enhancing or mitigating the creation of psychologically healthy workplaces—is the quality of its direct leadership.  It takes a courageous leader to change workplace culture to value psychological health and safety. 

In partnership with HealthCareCAN, the MHCC leads the By Health, For Health Collaborative. The Collaborative has a vision for healthcare workplaces to be leaders and role models in providing psychological healthy and safe work environments for all Canadians. Join this webinar to hear from the member co-chairs, Sandy Coughlin and Matt Snyder, as they discuss Collaborative and the initiatives undertaken to achieve this vision.

Also hear from Dr. Graham Dickson as he discusses the parallels between the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.

Guest Speakers:
Sandy Coughlin,
Director, Occupational Health and Safety, Providence Health Care

Matthew Snyder,
Chief Human Resource Officer, Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Dr. Graham Dickson,
Principal, LEADS Change Inc.

Supporting Mental Health in a Non-Traditional Work Environment

Description: The world of work is vastly different than it was a decade ago. New ways of doing business have not only shifted the way we collaborate but have also deeply transformed what a workplace looks like. How do we support employee mental health in a work environment that now transcends the office?

Guest Speakers: 

Sandra Koppert,
Director, Programs and Priorities, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Abdullah Snobar,
Executive Director, Ryerson University’s DMZ

Denis Trottier,
Chief Mental Health Officer, KPMG

This MindsMatter webinar was presented in partnership with CivicAction and the Mental Health Commission of Canada.

Recruiting, Accommodating and Retaining Employees Living with Mental Health Problems or Illnesses

Description: Learn why recruiting aspiring workers makes good business sense. The term Aspiring Workforce describes those people who, due to mental illness, have been unable to enter the workforce, or who are in and out of the workforce due to episodic illness, or who wish to return to work after a lengthy period of illness.  The Aspiring Workforce are an untapped source of labour who can play an important role in addressing urgent business needs and skills shortages.

Guest Speaker: 

Hélène Sultan-Taïeb, PhD
professeure agrégée au Département d’organisation et ressources humaines de l’École des sciences de la gestion à l’UQAM

Mélanie Ladner, Chef,
stratégie santé et avantages sociaux chez McKesson Canada

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.

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