Professional Learning Program: CIRHR and Lancaster House present Mental Health at Work - Meeting legal obligations, providing effective support

When and Where

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 9:00 am to Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:00 pm
The Westin Edmonton
10135 100th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7


In a 12 month period, one in five Canadian adults will develop a serious mental health problem. Mental health problems are rated one of the top three drivers of both short and long term disability claims by more than 80% of Canadian employers.

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto and Lancaster House, a leader in practice-oriented training, have designed this program to provide labour relations professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote mental well-being in the workplace, compassionately and responsibly support employees who are mentally unwell, and fulfil their legal obligation to accommodate employees experiencing mental health problems.

You should attend this session if you want to

  • Understand the medical/psychological concepts of mental health, mental illness and substance dependence as well as the legal concept of mental disability
  • Promote mental well-being in the workplace
  • Better understand stigma and know how to combat it
  • Approach employees about their mental health in a helpful, non-threatening way
  • Support and accommodate employees with mental health disabilities
  • Help employees in crisis
  • Develop effective, legally-compliant accommodation and return to work plans
  • Effectively request medical/psychological information needed for accommodation
  • Protect employee privacy

Following attendance at this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Toronto's Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources (CIRHR).

See the Lancaster House website for the full program agenda and for detailed registration information, including an early bird rate available until March 22nd.


Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Lancaster House


10135 100th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0N7