Mental health issues are among the most common causes of absences in the workplace. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, mental illness accounts for about 30 per cent of all short-term and long-term disability claims in Canada and it is has been estimated that the value of these claims ranges from $15 to $33 billion annually.

 

Participate in one of Canada’s leading events on mental health in the workplace

Each year delegates hear from wellness leaders about what’s working best in their organizations. Like you, these leaders recognize that workplace wellness is not just an important tool to reduce costs and improve performance, but also a key differentiator in the competition for top talent.

We’ll feature organizations that have invested in workplace wellness and seen the results in reduced absenteeism and greater employee engagement. You’ll learn from their experiences how you too can create a wellness program that has a positive impact on performance, while it helps employees become healthier and happier.

What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?

Having put in place robust programs to address mental health issues and tackled the pervasive and persistent challenge of stigma, it’s time to focus on issues that some still dismiss as “soft”.

Take mindfulness as an example—what is “soft” about a practice that has existed for thousands of years and that recent research demonstrates has a measurable impact on well being and performance? What is “soft” about a practice that helps you focus in an environment characterised by distraction and constant connection? What is soft about a practice that helps develop compassion in a workplace defined by diversity?

The same could be said about the growth of interest in happiness as work, or gratitude. And we will explore these issues not as some nice to have aspects of the workplace but as characteristics that have a demonstrated positive impact on performance.

Meet the thought leaders and innovators, and hear how they’re succeeding with their workplace mental health initiatives.

Building on success.

The Conference Board is Canada’s most respected independent research and conference development organization. Its events attract respected experts and innovators, and provide an insightful and enlightening learning experience for all conference participants.

 

 

When: Monday June 13 – Tuesday June 14 2016

Where: InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto, ON

Contact and Information: http://www.conferenceboard.ca/conf/workwellness/default.aspx

 

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