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Building a Healthy Workplace 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Sutton Place Hotel, William Tomison Room
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB

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Building a Healthy Workplace 

Over the past 50 years we have seen the move from the industrial revolution to the information revolution.  Increasingly, organizations handle information as a commodity and as a result there has been the rise of the knowledge worker.   The other side of this change is that employees rely on their brain to contribute value and to provide for their families.  What happens when their brain fails them as a result of mental illness? 

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), mental illness will impact 1 in 5 Canadians.  Because of the impact on their families and communities this number can rise to 1 in 3. CMHA's defines a mental disorder as health conditions that are characterized by alternations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.

The last point is the reason for this important conference.  Impaired functioning results in: disability claims, absenteeism, and low productivity.  Some questions this conference hopes to explore include: 

  • What is the role and some of the challenges mental health poses in the workplace?
  • How can managers create environments where business needs are being met and employees flourish?
  • How can we deal proactively with our staff who are going through a challenging time and make sure they come out successful?
  • What happens if we or a member of family/social circle becomes mentally ill? What resources are available?

This session will examine the facts of mental health and provide tools for leaders to help manage the impact on the organization.

Speakers and Moderator:

  • Georgette Reed, City of Edmonton, Health & Wellness Coordinator, Fire Rescue Services: The stigma of mental health and myth busters.
  • Pamela Kollross, City of Edmonton,Health Promotion Consultant, Corp. Safety & Disability Management: The City of Edmonton's Psychological Health and Safety Pilot project.
  • Robert Manolson, Creator & Facilitator of Powerful Play Experiences: How to Live with Mental Illness. 
  • Linda Shaw (and Flynn), NAIT Student Counsellor and her therapy dog.
  • Scott Aylwin, Senior Director, Addiction and Mental Health, Covenant Health.
  • Isabel Henderson (Moderator), Senior Operating Officer Alberta Health Services, Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.

Additional Panelists: 

  • Laurel Kirchner, Wellness Advisor, Occupational Health and Safety, Covenant Health.

Price: $60 person

8:00 am - Registration, Breakfast and Networking
8:30 am to 11:30 am - Presentation & Questions

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Registration closes on May 13, late registrations cannot be accepted.

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Greetings from Marcia Nelson, Executive Council Deputy Minister. 

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