With the increasing impact of COVID-19 in Canada, the health and safety of our conference delegates, staff, and partners comes first. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the Mental Health Workshop Series; Charting Progress Navigating psychological safety in the workplace. We are working to identify a future date for this event, and we will communicate any updates directly to all registered attendees and exhibitors.

Check back for future updates of the event.

Workplaces across Canada have built a business case for workplace mental health, only to face challenges when trying to make it a reality.

It’s time to make workplace mental health a priority. Join our workshop and learn how to move from “best evidence” to “measurable impact.”

In our fifth year of mental health workshops, we’ll guide you through developing an action plan to being able to measure and communicate the impacts of the plan to your senior or executive leadership teams.

You’ll learn how to leverage and implement the CSA Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in your workplace. Experts will help you navigate psychological health and safety management system (PHSMS) audits and lead you through the creation of a powerful roadmap that will help shape your employees’ day-to-day experience.

At this workshop you will:

  • explore elements to consider in psychological health and safety management system audits
  • review the connection between psychological safety and employee experience
  • work through a three-phased approach for improving psychological health and safety and the employee experience
  • learn the 5 steps to set up a powerful management system
  • network with peers at different stages in their journey toward a psychologically healthy workplace
  • design a strategy to improve the employee experience with a tangible plan of action
  • leave with a workbook full of exercises to benchmark your organization’s strategies against your peers’

Professionals in the following areas should attend:

  • employee benefits
  • employee and labour relations
  • disability management
  • health and safety
  • learning and leadership
  • people leadership
  • talent management
  • wellness


8:30 a.m.
Welcome, breakfast, and ice breaker
9:00 a.m.
  • Learn how psychological safety is connected to the employee experience
  • Get introduced to a psychological safety framework and learn how to adapt it within your own organization
  • Understand how employees and employers share responsibility to create a psychological safe workplace
10:30 a.m.
Networking break
11:00 a.m.
  • Examine your organization’s workplace mental health typology
  • Develop metrics for reporting based on level of program maturity
  • See how your mental health strategies compare against peers, including those in the room with you
12:00 p.m.
Networking lunch
1:00 p.m.
  • Build a business case for your mental health strategy that speaks to senior leaders
  • Move past the design phase towards implementation with real results
  • Audit your strategy
2:30 p.m.
Networking break
3:00 p.m.
  • Learn about new advancements in technology that can better support employee mental health
  • Imagine new scenarios that will shape the mental health strategy of the future
  • Understand how governments and workplaces can harness and implement enhanced workplace supports
4:00 p.m.
Wrap-up and adjournment

Previous workshops highlights

In our previous workshops, then titled Operationalizing Workplace Mental Health, we focused on how to enhance your workplace’s priority on mental health. Here are some highlights:

  • 210 past attendees
  • Overall satisfaction rating of 4.7/5.0

Attendees by job functions:

WMH - Jobs by function Unknown Multiple Policy Human resources Education Economics Operations & manufacturing

Attendees by job title:

wmh_jobs-by-title Technical Manager Director Admin. Vice-President CEO Board


March 11, 2020

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