Mental Health in the Workplace: It need not be complicated!

June 18, 2020 3:00 PM to 6:00 PMTBD, Calgary, Alberta
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: In Person

Please join us on Thursday June 18, 2020, location will be announced soon!

While workplace mental health is a more common topic in most boardrooms than a few years ago, many employers are still finding it difficult to manage the landscape and prioritize what really matters for their business. The session will review recent findings on the prevalence of mental health issues and the impact on the workplace from an organizational perspective as well as an individual perspective. Using case studies, Sylvana will provide an overview of the options and resources available to employers to help develop a sustainable mental health strategy. Carmen will wrap up the session with tips and examples of evidence based interventions to help you  and your employees with difficult conversations that may arise on a day to day bases.

Cancellation Policy

 This session will be presented by:


Carmen Bellows

Sr. Consultant Mental Health

Sun Life   

Carmen is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology. She has extensive experience in the field of psychology, including community and workplace mental health. Her clinical experience includes working with survivors of torture and newly arrived refugees, critical incident response, large employee and family assistance programs, outpatient psychiatry departments and private practice.

Carmen prepares and delivers psycho-educational presentations on topics such as Depression, Caring for Aged Family Members, Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace and she is a presenter of workshops on Stress and Resilience and other topics relevant to workplace mental health. 

As Senior Consultant, Mental Health, Carmen is responsible for coaching and training the western regional disability management team to improve their case management skills on claims related to mental illness and mental health influencing factors to optimize duration and supporting our clients in driving better workplace mental health. This has a direct impact on the quality of support for disability claimants coping with mental illness and in turn has a positive influence on workplace mental health. She is also a contributor to the mental health strategy at sun life and member of the board of directors of the Canadian Psychological Association


Sylvana Leclerc

Organizational Health Consultant

Sun Life Financial 

Integrated Health Solutions (IHS) is a dedicated business area designed to support the workplace health objectives of Canadian organizations. As Consultant, Sylvana is part of a high performing team who delivers strategic consulting and insight to help Sun Life clients with their healthy workplace objectives.


Prior to joining Sun Life in January 2017, Sylvana was Consultant in Absence, Disability and Health Management at Willis Towers Watson. Sylvana also spent over 15 years managing Benefits and Wellness for a large Canadian transportation organization, spearheading innovative wellness programming and earning the organization several Provincial and National Awards. Over the years, she has also served on several Workplace Health & Wellness Advisory Boards.



Thursday June 18, 2020     
3 pm to 3:30 pm - Registration                        
3:30 pm to 5 pm - Presentation and Questions         
5 pm to 7pm - Social



Location information coming soon!








Registration Fee

CPBI Members: $ 69                          
Future Members: $ 129                          
Table of 8: $ 699                       
GST #106865330 RT0007



Krista Frayn                         
Phone: (403) 888-3185  



Who Should Attend:

  • Plan Sponsors
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Retirement and Benefits Professionals
  • Consultants and Brokers
  • Insurers and Plan Providers


In recognition of the continued support of our members, we will be showing our appreciation by drawing for a $50 gift card.  All members in attendance at program luncheons will be entered in the draw.

CE Certificate of Attendance can be provided upon request.

AIC CE Credits Pending.


Kim Duxbury

Gary Askin AVP

Fraud and Risk Management Sun Life Financial

BIO coming soon