September 17, 2018 to September 18, 2018
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
16615 109 Avenue NW
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’s mental health as it is 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 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 a depressed employee 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, learn about the signs and symptoms of depression, review available resources, and discuss the practicalities of workplace accomodations.
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 dealing with 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?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
16615 109 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8
September 17 & 18, 2018 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Early Bird: (Register before June 01, 2018) $500
Regular Fee: (Register after June 01, 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.