Erin Mills

Director, Workplace Health


Erin Mills is the Director of Workplace Health in the Human Capital Focus Area at The Conference Board of Canada. In this role, Erin provides leadership to the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness and the Centre for Health and Safety, as well as guidance for advancing workplace health-related research and programmes.

Past Work Experience

Prior to joining the Board, Erin held progressively senior roles with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council as the Director of Labour Market Information and HR Research and Seneca College as the Director of Institutional Research.

Erin has over 20 years of research experience related to health, employment, and education. Having taught social research methods at the university level for several years, she has substantial knowledge and experience using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies.

Academic Background

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Carleton University
Master of Arts in Sociology, Carleton University
Doctorate of Sociology (ABD), Carleton University


The importance of workplace mental health cannot be overstated and there is no one size fits all solution or quick fix. Our clients rely on us to get the information that they need to make informed and often complex decisions—really comes down to providing key insight and innovations into what matters using an evidence-based approach.

Get to Know Erin

What brought you to the Conference Board?

I joined the Conference Board in November 2020. I was attracted to the role because I am passionate about mental health in the workplace. Having studied identity, gender and employment and providing workforce planning analytics for organizations for more than two decades—it is very clear that creating adaptable and resilient workers is key to building a strong economy—but resiliency goes well beyond skills.

What impact do you hope to see from your work?

Life is challenging for us all and being able to provide workplace solutions to improving mental health is an opportunity. COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of strong mental health and the intersection between home, work and the community. I am hoping that my work will help to support leaders in their efforts to create resilient organizations and employees.

What do you do when you’re offline?

When I am not working, I am busily renovating a 120 year old home, gardening or spending time with family and friends and my constant companion, Daisy, my 4 year old Pug.