September 17, 2018 to September 18, 2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
16615 109 Avenue NW
Registration is LIVE!
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Equipping Albertans for better workplace mental health
This September, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division is hosting a workplace conference designed to improve mental health outcomes in Alberta workplaces.
Working Stronger • Equipping Albertans for better workplace mental health is two days of networking, information exchange and dialogue that will advance our efforts to support healthier workplaces across the province. It brings together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and leaders in the field.
The conference – September 17 & 18, 2018 in Edmonton – will feature keynote speakers, workshops, panels, presentations, training opportunities, and exhibits.
This conference is ideally suited to organizations and individuals interested in learning more and becoming champions of workplace mental health in Alberta.
What Will Set This Conference Apart?
With a focus on organizational culture, depression in the workplace and law, policy and practice, mental health leaders, researchers, people with lived experience, employers, managers, and HR and OHS workers will come together to advance thinking and practice in mental health in the workplace.
This conference is offering a robust and stimulating program of keynote speakers, presentations, panel discussions, training, and excellent networking opportunities. The program, featuring three keynote speakers, will showcase successful programs and best practices. Delegates will have the opportunity to choose from 12 carefully curated workshops.
Workplace culture is what sets you apart as an organization. It’s what brings employees together and sets the tone for how work is done. Does your workplace culture support better mental health? Learn more about how culture shifts can make a difference from case studies, panels and presenters.This stream will inspire you to create a healthier, safer workplace.
Depression in the Workplace:
Is your workplace as attentive to staff mental health as to their physical health? Getting the best performance from your employees means making sure they’re getting the most out of their lives, at work, at home, and in their communities.
Depression is one of the leading causes of disability; it can manifest itself in the workplace as reduced productivity, decreased enthusiasm and difficulty making decisions. Often times depressed employees will not seek treatment because they fear the affect it will have on their job and they are concerned about confidentiality. Many employees are also unaware they have depression or they fear their insurance is inadequate to cover costs.
This stream will share stories of lived experience, educate about the signs and symptoms of depression, review available resources, and discuss the practicalities of workplace accommodations.
As an employee, learn about resources available to you and how you can help a coworker experiencing depression. As an employer, learn how to spot the signs and symptoms of depression in an employee, find out about available resources and how you can support a more mentally healthy workplace.
Law, Policy and Practice:
What are the practicalities of managing mental health issues in the workplace?
Sessions in this stream will:
- Showcase successful or emerging policies and practices being implemented across the province that support the mental well-being of Alberta’s workforce.
- Include discussions of challenges, successes and learnings helpful to participants’ learning experiences.
- Discuss current law regarding mental health in the workplace and its implications in the Alberta context.
- Weave other topics of interest into the discussion such as addiction, bullying, unions, etc.
Where and When is the Conference?
September 17-18, 2018 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8
Early Bird: (Register before July 31, 2018) $500
Regular Fee: (Register after July 31, 2018) $600
If your plans change after you have registered you may:
Designate a substitute to attend in your place, at no extra cost. Please notify us of the name of the person attending as soon as possible prior to the conference for which you registered. This will allow us to correct our records and minimize confusion at check-in.
We are happy to confirm that for the upcoming CMHA Events, we are able to offer 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel in and out of Edmonton, Alberta to and from anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed below. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.
Event name and City: CMHA Alberta – Edmonton, Alberta
Travel Dates: September 10 – 25, 2018
Coupon code: 15UX6AY
Promo code: *for call in reference only: WNR63
This a promotion code for the convention product. To book a flight with your promotion code, access aircanada.com and enter your promotion code in the search panel. To qualify for the Meeting and Conventions special fares a minimum of 10 delegates is required travelling from various origins to the same destination within Air Canada’s extensive North American and international network. Customers will benefit from an instant online registration and enjoy a ten per cent discount on eligible fares.
Promotion Code: 9AUBU771
- The booking is to be made to the following city: Edmonton, YEG (AB)
- The travel period begins Monday, September 10, 2018 and ends Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
- Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
- No discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. For International travel (destinations outside North America), discounts apply to all fares including Tango.
- However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.