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Mental Health in the Capital 2018

Wednesday May 9 2018 Shaw Centre Ottawa, Ontario

Conference Overview

Canada’s top conference focusing on workplace mental health comes to the nation’s capital.

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The Conference Board of Canada has been hosting the Workplace Mental Health Conference for the past 10 years. In that time, it has become a well sought-after event for workplace wellness leaders and human resources professionals.

With a strong societal shift to focusing on mental health, there is need for a local event addressing workplace mental health in the National Capital Region. You can expect to discuss the latest trends in workplace mental health and learn about organizations leading successful mental health initiatives.

Not just for the public service

This event includes both public and private sector perspectives. Mental Health in the Capital will provide a forum where leaders from both private and public sector organizations can discuss the latest trends in workplace mental health and learn from one another.

This event covers the foundational pieces for creating mentally healthy workplaces and so much more. It will introduce you to innovative ways to implement mental health initiatives in your workplace.

We’ve tailored this event to cover issues that matter to you. The topics discussed will enable you to implement change in your organization, allowing it to become a psychologically safer place to work.

We promise you many insightful moments as you participate in wide-ranging discussions on issues such as:

  • Reducing stigma
  • Creating a psychologically safe culture
  • Great leaders pushing for mental health initiatives
  • Reducing absenteeism and facilitating return to work
  • Building resiliency and mindfulness in the workplace
  • Addressing stress and anxiety
  • Workplace civility
  • Lessons learned by organizations implementing mental health initiatives
  • Voices from the front lines – learning from experiences of those facing mental health challenges

Meet innovative leaders and hear about their successful workplace mental health initiatives.

Meet The Authors

Two of our plenary presenters have recently published books, there will be opportunity to meet the authors:

Kevin Judge

Kevin Judge
Author, Speaker, Business Coach and Consultant
Ridgehouse Consulting Inc

Kevin is speaking in plenary session 3, Leadership Matters: Fixing a Bad Boss. Kevin will teach how you can safely get bad bosses to take the blinders off, see the damage and alter their approach.

 Stéphane Grenier

Stéphane Grenier
Founder and Principal Innovator
Mental Health Innovations

Our Closing Keynote Speaker: Stéphane Grenier is a well-known and respected thought leader on mental health issues, and the author of After The War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture.

Stéphane is available for book signings over the lunch hour and after his 3:45 p.m. closing keynote presentation. The book is available for purchase on-site or online.

Building on Success

The Conference Board of Canada is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. Its events attract respected experts and innovators, and provide an insightful and enlightening learning experience for all conference participants.


We’d like to thank our generous sponsors for their contribution to this event.

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Optional Workshop

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