Substance Use in the Workplace: Implications and Recommendations

     
Join our Upcoming Webinar  
Substance Use in the Workplace: Implications and Recommendations  
 
Join the Mental Health Commission of Canada and the Centre on Substance Use and Addiction as we discuss current workplace policies and practices in Canada.
 
Employers are increasingly challenged with difficult decisions on how to address issues of substance use in the workplace, including balancing public safety, employee productivity, human rights compliance, and providing effective and appropriate employee support among others. Proposed legislation to legalize cannabis has created an area of uncertainty as employers and employees attempt to discern between medical and recreational use and the impact on fitness for duty.

In response to increased demand from employers, practitioners, and other stakeholders wanting more information on, and knowledge of how to address, substance use affecting the workplace, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) conducted a broad study to better understand the issue and make recommendations.

This webinar will set the context of substance use and the workplace. The CCSA presenters will then discuss the findings from the study, which included an environmental scan of current policies, national survey, and key informant interviews. The discussion will finish with suggestions on how to apply some of the knowledge gained from the study in the workplace and ways to move forward.

 
 
  REGISTER HERE  
 
 
State of Workplace Policies and Practices in Canada: Implications and Recommendations

     
 
Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET
 
 
  Guest Speakers:

Bryce Barker
Knowledge Broker, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
 
Shawna Meister, M.A.

Research and Policy Analyst, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

 
 
 
 

This workplace webinar is ideal for business owners, organizational leaders, occupational health and safety managers, human resource professionals, managers, employees, and others who are currently on their journey – or interested in – implementing the Standard in your workplace.

This webinar will be presented in English. A recording and copy of the presentation will be available on the Commission’s website.

 
 
NEXT MONTH’S WORKPLACE WEBINAR:
Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

For more information:
Please visit the MHCC website or join the conversation on Twitter.

MHCC Webinars
webinar@ mentalhealthcommission.ca

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Working towards Recovery: Lessons on employment supports from CMHA Ottawa

 
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET

Guest Speakers:
Jason Platts
Program Manager, CMHA Ottawa

Ken Wright
Employment Case Manager, CMHA Ottawa

Charlene Moysey, Employment Case Manager, CMHA Ottawa

CMHA Ottawa Clients

Join the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we discuss an innovative community project, led by the Canadian Mental Health Association, that aims to increase employment opportunities for individuals living with a mental illness.
The unemployment rate of people with serious mental illness can be as high as 90% in certain segments of the population and many more people with mental illness are thought to be significantly underemployed or precariously employed.   These statistics are particularly disturbing since productive work has been identified as a leading component in promoting positive mental health and in paving the way for a rich and fulfilling life in the community.

To assist people with mental illness in finding meaningful competitive employment, and addressing the stigma they often face, the Canadian Mental Health Association has implemented the “At Work/Au travail” program, a national collaboration delivered in 13 communities across Canada. This recovery-oriented program provides supported employment related services to individuals who have complex service needs related to a mental health illness and who want to find competitive employment in the catchment areas of the Agencies. The Program supports rapid placement, competitive employment opportunities, participant choice and retention services to assist in securing and maintaining employment, improving mental health, improving physical health, reducing hospitalization, increasing financial well-being, expanding positive social networks and integrating the community.

Join CMHA Ottawa’s Jason Platt, Ken Wright, and Charlene Moysey as they provide an overview of CMHA Ottawa’s services and programs, client success stories, and the activities they are undertaking to build relationships with employers and help support clients in their job search and retention.  In addition, hear from two clients of CMHA Ottawa’s At Work program who will share their challenges and successes in their employment and recovery journey.

  REGISTER HERE

Webinar – Social Enterprises: an innovative approach to creating employment opportunities for people with mental illnesses

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm ET
Guest Speakers:
Moderator:
Dr. Norman Greenberg
Panelists:

  • Lily Lok, Manager,
    The Cleaning Solution
  • Mathew James Snyder, 
    Occupational Therapist and Client
  • John Hartling, 
    Manager, Stonehearth Bakery
  • Lori Edgar,
    Director, Affirmative Industries
  • Steve Hunter and Cynthia Leung,
    Managers, Switchback Cyclery 

This webinar is ideal for individuals and organizations interested in learning more about the role of social enterprise in eliminating barriers to employment for people with mental illness including job seekers and employees, employers, employment agencies, and policy makers.

This free webinar will be presented in English. It will be hosted through the Adobe Connect platform which can be accessed with an internet connection. No special software needs to be installed on your computer, but you may be prompted to install an add-in to view the webinar in your browser.

A recording and copy of the presentation will be posted on the MHCC’s website in the weeks following the live session.

For more information:
MHCC Webinar Team
webinar@
mentalhealthcommission.ca

613-683-3755

To access previous webinar videos and PowerPoint presentations, or to learn more about our upcoming webinars, visit the MHCC webinar home page.

Inspiration for a mentally healthy workplace

Join our Upcoming Webinar
Inspiration for a mentally healthy workplace

Learn how the Federal Public Service is making a difference

During this webinar hear from Jean-François Claude, a manager at Natural Resources Canada, who courageously shares his personal experience with mental illness and stigma. Jean-François will talk about his journey to recovery following an unexpected and sudden leave of absence from work, the importance of workplace support, and how public servants are stepping out of the shadows and sharing their stories to stomp out stigma.

Jean-François will be joined by colleague Jennifer Hollington who will discuss her efforts in creating healthy and respectful workplaces. Hear about the Changing our Organization through Respect (COR) initiative that she implemented while at Natural Resources Canada, as well as the work she is now involved in doing at Health Canada.

Jean-François and Jennifer will inspire you to take action and make a difference in your workplace.

MHCC hosts free workplace webinars on the last Wednesday of every month at noon ET. Sign up today to discuss psychological health and safety in the workplace.

REGISTER HERE

Inspiration for a mentally healthy workplace

English presentation with bilingual (English, French) Q&A

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
12 -1 p.m. ET

Guest Speaker:

Jean-François Claude
Co-Founder and Speaker
Federal Speakers’ Bureau on Mental Health

Jennifer Hollington
Assistant Deputy Minister
Health Canada

Workplace webinars are for business owners, organizational leadership, occupational health and safety managers, human resource professionals, managers, employees and others.

This webinar will be presented in English. A recording and PowerPoint presentation will be available on the MHCC’s website in February 2017.
For more information:
Please visit the MHCC website or join the conversation on Twitter
#workplaceMH | #StandardCda

Tina Kouri
Program Manager, Workplace
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office: 613-683-3944
tkouri@
mentalhealthcommission.ca

For previous webinar videos and PowerPoint presentations, please follow this link.

Free Training in Refugee Mental Health

Refugee Mental Health Online Course  

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Refugee Mental Health Project and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) are pleased to invite health, settlement and social service providers to register for the Refugee Mental Health online course and related project activities.

REGISTER HERE

To date, 3,500 service providers in Ontario have participated in this award-winning course. This online training is now available free of charge for 300 service providers outside of Ontario through funding from the MHCC*.

There are two self-directed online courses:
1) course for health care professionals, and

2) course for settlement and social service providers
*Spaces are limited and have been divided up by region in an effort to provide equitable representation.

The Refugee Mental Health online course presents the fundamental concepts of refugee mental health with a focus on the determinants of mental health, mental health problems and illnesses affecting refugees and best practices for treatment and support.  A panel of experts in the area of refugee mental health is available to answer your questions, provide practical knowledge and offer practice information.

This interactive, self-paced course is held under the auspices of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

An online Community of Practice, webinar series, resource toolkit and monthly newsletter provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and continued learning during and after the course.

The Refugee Mental Health Project aims to build health, settlement and social service providers’ knowledge and skills regarding refugee mental health and promote inter-sector and inter-professional collaboration. We hope this initiative will help contribute to an informed, sustainable network of service provision.

For more information about this project, please visit the Refugee Mental Health Project website (http://bit.ly/refugeemh) or email us at: RMHproject@camh.ca.

Mindfulness in Action: Experience Less Stress, More Joy, Peak Performance

Mindfulness in Action: Experience Less Stress, More Joy, Peak Performance

From the Globe and Mail to the cover of Time magazine, mindfulness is everywhere and it’s not surprising – this ancient wisdom tradition is now proven by neuroscience to do everything from improve mental health to reduce stress and to enhance performance.

But what is it and how does it benefit the workplace?

Dr. Geoff Soloway, a PhD in mindfulness and Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer at MindWell-U, will discuss the science of mindfulness, the evidence base behind it, and how and why it has progressed to the workplace.

Dr. Soloway has worked with a number of prestigious organizations in developing and implementing mindfulness and mental health strategies including WestJet, Coca-Cola, and the NBA. In this webinar, learn how the University of British Columbia (UBC) also benefited from MindWell’s work as Miranda Massie, health promotions coordinator from UBC,  shares their experience of mindfulness training and how it had a positive impact in their workplace by building personal resiliency skills for their staff and faculty.

We are pleased to announce that all webinar attendees will be gifted a complimentary registration for two in MindWell-U’s evidence-based 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge. More on the Challenge and its proven benefits can be found at www.mindwellu.com/challenge.

Thank you in advance for completing a short survey during the registration process.
*Registrants must be in attendance at the webinar to redeem complimentary registration to MindWell-U 30 Day Mindfulness Challenge.

MHCC hosts free workplace webinars on the last Wednesday of every month at noon ET. Sign up today to discuss psychological health and safety in the workplace.

REGISTER HERE
Mindfulness in the Workplace
(presented in English)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
12 -1 p.m. ET

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Geoff Soloway, PhD
Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer
MindWell-U


Miranda Massie

Health Promotions Coordinator
The University of British Columbia

Workplace webinars are for business owners, organizational leadership, occupational health and safety managers, human resource professionals, managers, employees and others.

This webinar will be presented in English. A recording and PowerPoint presentation will be available on the MHCC’s website in October 2016.

For more information:
Please visit the MHCC website or join the conversation on Twitter
#workplaceMH | #StandardCda

Tina Kouri
Program Manager, Workplace
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office: 613-683-3944
tkouri@
mentalhealthcommission.ca

For previous webinar videos and PowerPoint presentations, please follow this link.

Webinar: Take care of those providing care: Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Healthcare Settings

   
Join our Upcoming Webinar  
   
 
Mentally healthy workplaces benefit patients and healthcare workers alike.
 
Our country’s healthcare providers are essential to ensuring the efficient, effective and safe delivery of healthcare services to all Canadians.

Did you know that healthcare workers are 1.5 times more likely to be off work due to illness or disability than people in all other sectors? Healthcare settings can be particularly challenging environments. Many healthcare workers have heavy workloads, significant pressures and a lack of time and resources to adequately do their jobs. Stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, compassion fatigue and substance misuse are common workplace-related conditions.

Ensuring the wellness of this workforce is critically important to ensure quality and safety care.  What can organizations do to help address mental health and wellness in this unique work setting?

Join our webinar this month to hear the unique challenges this sector faces and some of the innovative programs that are being implemented across the country. The Mental Health Commission of Canada and HealthCareCAN will discuss some of the emerging evidence, and useful tools to help organizations on their journey.  You will also hear from Michael Garron Hospital (formerly the Toronto East General Hospital), who will share their journey in using the National Standard to create mentally healthy workplaces with impressive results.

MHCC hosts free workplace webinars on the last Wednesday of every month at noon ET. Sign up today to discuss psychological health and safety in the workplace.

 
 
  REGISTER HERE  
 
 
Take care of those providing care: Psychological Health and Safety in Canadian Healthcare Settings
(presented in English)

     
 
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
12 -1 p.m. ET
 
 
     
 
Guest Speakers:
Jennifer Kitts 
Director, Policy and Strategy
HealthCareCAN
 
Wolf Klassen

Vice President, Program Support
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
 
Christine Devine

Wellness Specialist
Michael Garron Hospital, Toronto East Health Network
 
 

Workplace webinars are for health leaders, business owners, organizational leadership, occupational health and safety managers, human resource professionals, managers, employees and others.

This webinar will be presented in English. A recording and PowerPoint presentation will be available on the MHCC’s website in July 2016.

 
 
Our webinar series will resume again on September 28, 2016 at noon ET.

For more information:
Please visit the MHCC website or join the conversation on Twitter
#workplaceMH | #StandardCda

Tina Kouri
Program Manager, Workplace
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office: 613-683-3944
tkouri@
mentalhealthcommission.ca

For previous webinar videos and PowerPoint presentations, please follow this link.