Mental Health in the Workplace Forum

Oct. 9, 2018 | Toronto + Live Webcast | Register by Oct. 1 to save 20%


The issue: Mental health is one of the biggest challenges facing employers – as the stigma fades, and workers feel more comfortable discussing issues and seeking help, costs are rising and many employers and front-line managers feel ill-equipped to respond properly and effectively.

The event: Join Thomson Reuters, Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Occupational Safety and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) as we bring together leading experts to discuss practical strategies to address and mitigate mental health issues in the workplace in a compact half-day forum.

The takeaways: Participants will have the opportunity to network with other leaders and will hear practical, real-life examples that they can implement immediately in their workplace to reduce costs associated with mental health and become an employer of choice.


There are 3 sessions being run for the “Mental Health in the Workplace Forum,” presented by Thomson Reuters, Canadian HR Reporter, Canadian Occupational Safety and Workplace Safety and Prevention Services.

Arrival/networking breakfast
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Remarks from the Conference Chair: Todd Humber, publisher/editor-in-chief, Canadian HR Reporter
8:30 a.m to 8:45 a.m.

Session 1 - Return to work
8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Description: This session will explore best practices – and what not to do – when an employee returns to work following a mental-health related leave.

Speaker: Jennifer Threndyle, AODA Specialist, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services.

Session 2 -  Prevention
9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Description: This session will provide leaders with practical tactics to prevent mental health issues, including warning signs, how to deal with rogue managers and the different tools available to employers.

Speaker: Bill Howatt, Chief Research and Development Officer for Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell

Networking Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Session 3 - Legal issues surrounding mental health
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Speaker: Lorenzo Lisi, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Description: Lorenzo will answer some of the most common – and complicated – FAQs employers face when it comes to dealing with mental health issues in the workplace. Topics covered include accommodation, questions you can (and can’t’) ask and a review of recent court decisions.

Register today!

Cost: $245 (Early bird rate of $195 if you register by Oct. 1.)

Location: Thomson Reuters Customer Centre
333 Bay St., 29th Floor

Can’t attend in person? Register for the live webinar.

For more information, contact Todd Humber
Canadian HR Reporter
(416) 298-5196


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