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Resilient Workplaces, Flourishing People

by CACEE, posted on October 29, 2015


Resilient Workplaces, Flourishing People

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta

The conversation about mental health on campus and in the workplace is growing.  Post-secondary institutions and employers are realizing that it is vital to implement best practices to build mental health resiliency in their communities. The Mental Health Commission of Canada states in a 2015 report Making the Case for Investing in Mental Health in Canada that “If gone untreated, mental illness will follow youth into the labour market.”  Mental health in young people has become an increasingly talked about issue and Canadian universities are taking action.

We want to help your organization learn practices to build mental health resiliency in your workplace by sharing with you what we are discovering about the mental health of post-secondary students.  The U of A promotes an environment that teaches resiliency among our community and we envision our students taking the skills learned on-campus into the workplace to become employees who flourish.

Learn how you can support your employees in building resiliency, managing setbacks, and creating a healthy work environment.

Highlights of this one day conference include:

  • Opening Keynote by Jonny Morris, Senior Director of Public Policy, Research and Planning, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Hearing from experts in the field, student service professionals, students, faculty, and employers
  • Facilitated group discussions focused on employer issues relating to mental health in the workplace
  • Access to student resource groups
  • Closing keynote Scott McKeen, Councilor, City of Edmonton
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as plenty of time for question and answer, discussion and networking

For more information visit the website at www.caps.ualberta.ca or contact Carey Castillo at carey.castillo@ualberta.ca.


Fee: $299.00 plus GST