Workplace Mental Health 2016
InterContinental Toronto Centre •
Be part of the solution! Participate in one of Canada’s leading events on mental health in the workplace.
Meet the thought leaders and innovators, and hear how they’re succeeding with their workplace mental health initiatives.
This year’s agenda features organizations that have invested in workplace wellness and have seen the results in reduced absenteeism, greater employee engagement and improved performance. You’ll learn from their experiences how you too can create a wellness program that has a positive impact on performance, while it helps employees become healthier and happier.
Why your attendance matters
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, mental illness accounts for about 30 per cent of all short-term and long-term disability claims in Canada and it is has been estimated that the value of these claims ranges from $15 to $33 billion annually.
A 2012 Conference Board of Canada report estimated that mental illness costs Canada $20 billion annually due to lost labour force participation and due to absenteeism and presenteeism.
As an employer, it is essential that your provide resources for those suffering from mental health conditions. But why focus only on those who are ill? Why not turn your mental health initiatives into efforts to optimize the mental well being of all your employees? What would the results be then?
Be among the first to hear about the Board’s latest research on workplace wellness.
This year's event will feature the 2nd of four reports in the Board’s Healthy Brains Series. Healthy Brains at Work: Employer-Sponsored Mental Health Benefits and Programs sets out to discover the prevalence of employer-sponsored benefits and programs that address mental health conditions in Canada.
The opening session will review the results of past research, highlighting the most important facts about mentally healthy workplaces and the strategies that build them.
Applying evidence based approach—and reaping the benefits
The key to increasing performance is by optimizing the mental well being of your employees is to take an evidence-based approach. This conference will feature of range of options available that can make a real difference to the mental wellbeing of your workforce.
We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.
The details of this event are subject to change. Please revisit this page periodically for updated information.