Employee Wellness

Mental Health in the Capital 2020

Disability claims for mental health issues have become a top concern for Canadian employers. Organizations have adopted mental wellness strategies to help employees thrive and to protect psychological safety … but how effective are these strategies?

Conference | March 31–April 1, Ottawa

Let’s get deliberate about corporate culture

As the working world continues to evolve, corporate culture remains an important focus area for many organizations. Workplace culture can have a significant impact on organizational performance, employee engagement, and the ability to retain and attract talent.

Kim Parsons, October 16, 2019 | Report

On any given day, 500,000 Canadians are unable to work due to mental health related challenges. In our Healthy Brains at Work research, the numbers provide an even more precise look of mental health in the workplace.


Mental health and mental illness are not interchangeable

What comes to mind when you think of mental health? Many think of it through a mental illness lens. Employers play a major role in supporting employees’ mental health, but they must be clear on what mental health is and how it links to mental illness.

Dr. Bill Howatt, October 9, 2019 | Blog

Facilitating a safe and respectful workplace

Despite the compelling evidence, not all employers are fully engaged in preventing harassment (including bullying and sexual harassment) and workplace violence.

Dr. Bill Howatt, May 21, 2019 | Op-ed

Finding the gaps in your company’s mental health programs

Employers want to improve their workplace focus on mental health and create a psychologically safe workplace, but many just don’t know where to start.

Dr. Bill Howatt, July 24, 2018 | Op-ed

How fatigue can prevent your full potential How many hours of sleep do you get before a typical day of work? Too many people is show up to work fatigued because of a lack of sleep. Beyond feeling tired and sleepy, a person who is....


Dr. Bill Howatt, June 4, 2019 | Op-ed

Canadian workers’ perspective

At a time when Canadian employers are striving for a more comprehensive and integrated approach to workplace health and safety, it is essential to know how workers assess these key features of their workplace.

Graham Lowe, March 12, 2019 | Webinar

Managing cannabis in the workplace

The impact of cannabis on workplace productivity is unknown. Risks to safety & organizational culture need to be managed, but the extent of employer liability risks has not yet been fully understood.

Dr. Bill Howatt, April 23, 2019 | Webinar

Health & safety professionals

There has been a growing trend of creating psychologically safe workplaces in Canada. This has led to changes in legislation in some provinces.

Dr. Bill Howatt, April 23, 2019 | Webinar

Workplaces made better with storytelling

Understand what makes a compelling story and why you need more storytelling in your organization. This webinar will showcase storytelling in action to address loneliness and mental health.

Jordan Bower, Marissa Korda & Jean-François Claude, April 18, 2019 | Webinar