Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division is pleased to announce that Ontario Minister of Labour Laurie Scott will speak at our 2019 workplace conference.
Scott will offer remarks to open Day 1 of the two-day event set for May 13-14 in Toronto.
Scott, the member of provincial parliament for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, has represented her constituents at Queens Park since 2003 and was appointed Minister of Labour June 29, 2018. A registered nurse before her political career, Scott has been recognized with awards for her advocacy work in support of children and youth, and victims of human sex trafficking.
Roadmaps to Resiliency: Investing in Mental Wellness for Ontario’s Workplaces will focus on resiliency and how to build it and manage it in the workplace. Hosted by Mental Health Works – a national social enterprise led by CMHA Ontario – this conference will bring together leaders, managers, employees, researchers and experts in the field to discuss emerging best-practices and practical, on-the-ground skills that will develop resiliency.
Keynote speakers will include trauma psychologist Dr. Jonathan Douglas, experienced leader in workforce productivity Dr. Bill Howatt, mental health awareness non-profit The Brainstorm Revolution Troupe, and disability management and mental health expert Addie Greco-Sanchez.
The first day of the conference will also feature separate employee and employer panels. The employee panel will feature representation from first responders, military, health care, journalism and unions, with each member bringing unique perspectives and experience promoting, receiving and advancing mental health in the workplace. The employer panel will include leaders from mental health care, policing, financial services and public service who will discuss the evolution of mental health supports in the workplace and the role of management and leaders in further advancing psychological health and safety.
To register for the conference, or to learn more about the agenda, speakers, panels, group sessions, accommodations and travel, sponsors and exhibitors, and more, visit the conference page at www.mentalhealthworks.ca.