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Workplace Mental Health

7725 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Location: Golden Boy Foods at 7725 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby (View Maps)


Mental illness is the largest category of disability worldwide. In 2019, the World Health Organization classified burnout as an “occupational phenomenon.”  This begs the question: what falls into the category of mental illness and how do workplaces impact overall health and wellbeing? This session will explore the determinants of mental health, the psychosocial factors that impact mental health in the workplace and ideas for creating positive change. You will leave with tools that you can implement in your workplace right away.


9:30 AM Doors open with refreshments

10:00 AM Welcome and introductions

10:10 AM Presentation on Workplace Mental Health, with Kristin Bower

  • Psychological Safety
  • Unconscious Bias and Stigma
  • Determinants of Mental Illness
  • Common Mental Disorders
  • The National Standard on Psychological Health & Safety
  • Accommodations
  • Creating positive change

11:10 AM Peer to Peer break out groups and discussions on mental health

11:50 AM Next topics for meetings: What's keeping you up at night?

12:00 PM Adjourned 


Meet our speaker: Kristin Bower

An award-winning diversity and inclusion professional, Kristin brings her two decades of experience to a wide variety of clients through her Diversity & Inclusion consulting business, Kristin Bower Consulting.

Kristin has led work in the areas of diversity & inclusion strategy development, intercultural competency and unconscious bias training, workplace culture, Reconciliation and Indigenous history, disability and inclusive employment programs and mental health awareness and training and worked in industries as wide-ranging as hospitality to finance. She has studied Human Resources Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and Diversity & Inclusion at the University of British Columbia.



This event is sponsored by Farm Credit Canada

“The Canadian food industry is one that is dynamic and growing, offering many exciting opportunities. But there are times when things don’t go as expected and problems are compounded by exhaustion, a sense of isolation and not knowing where to turn for help. We care about our customers and support mental health initiatives to help them through challenging times so they know they are not alone.  Our commitment goes well beyond ensuring our customers have the financing to grow their business.”

– Doug Wilson, FCC Senior Director, Corporate and Commercial


For questions, please contact [email protected] or call us at 604-371-4245.

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Workplace Mental Heath