The Mental Health Commission of Canada estimates that half of Canadians live with mental
illness, either as a patient or a caregiver. In 2017, Johnson & Johnson became the first
U.S. employer to launch an employee resource group (ERG) for employees living with mental
illness, thereby identifying and organizing a new group of employees not widely considered part
of diversity and inclusion strategies. The ERG is a voluntary, employee-led group that focuses
on shared identities/affinities and experiences and looks to apply those perspectives to
initiatives that create value for all of Johnson & Johnson.
In his presentation, Craig Kramer, Johnson & Johnson’s Mental Health Ambassador, will
outline why the company made this move, why mental health is so important for employers, its
connections with diversity and inclusion, and how leading companies can collaborate to help
reduce stigma, foster healthier workforces, and build a more accepting and inclusive working
Discover how Johnson & Johnson is helping to lead the transformation of mental health care
in Canada and feel empowered to be a leader in your own family and community.
Mental Health Ambassador
Johnson & Johnson