Mental Health at Work: New from CIRHR and Lancaster House

March 4, 2019 by Anonymous

Registration is now open for Mental Health at Work: Meeting legal obligations, providing effective support, a two-day program offered by the CIRHR and Lancaster House on May 28-29 in Toronto and June 18-19 in Edmonton.

In a 12 month period, one in five Canadian adults will develop a serious mental health problem, and 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 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.

Lancaster House Professional Learning Programs are presented in conjunction with institutions renowned for training and educating Canada's labour relations leaders, and provide labour relations professionals with the critical skills and knowledge necessary to be effective in this ever-changing field. With sessions including "Responding to Crises," "The Duty to Accommodate," "Privacy and Medical Information," and more, Mental Health at Work prepares labour relations professionals to promote mental well-being in the workplace and support and accommodate employees with mental health disabilities. 

Upon completion of this program, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Toronto's Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources.

The full program agenda is available from the Lancaster House website (Toronto, May 28-29; Edmonton, June 18-19) along with registration information, including an early bird rate available until March 22nd.