Mental health in the workplace: What do we do now?

Mental health in the workplace: What do we do now?

October 4, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMOnline Pacific Time
Area of Interest: Pensions, Benefits, Investments, Networking Format: Web

An online seminar hosted by CPBI Pacific

While the shadows of the pandemic are beginning to fade, mental health issues aren't: 1 in 3 Canadians are still living with mental health disorders. For employers already struggling with a shortage of employees and who've spent the past 2 years investing in health and wellness initiatives, the situation is even more puzzling.

This presentation, which is based on an extensive study by The Conference Board of Canada, provides an overview of these initiatives, often rolled out in response to urgent needs.

  •         What were the most common and helpful practices in response to employees' ever-changing expectations?
  •         Which were the most effective?
  •         And as organizations are redefining their organizational needs, what actions should be prioritized for a sustainable mental health strategy?
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Alison Summer
Account Executive

Alison Summer is an Account Executive at Desjardins. Alison has worked in the group insurance industry for almost 20 years, first as a Service Representative, then as an Account Manager, then Account Executive. Prior to joining Desjardins in September 2021, she worked for both a major national carrier and a regional carrier, as well as a local group insurance advisor firm. Alison’s portfolio of clients has spanned groups of various sizes and industries, including both public and private employers, and she has extensive experience with joint-trusteed plans.

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Business, a Group Benefits Associate (GBA) designation from the IFEBP, and a Life, Accident & Sickness License with the Insurance Council of BC.


Eric Minardi
Senior Advisor, Disability Management

Eric Minardi is a Senior Advisor in Disability Management and is member of the Best Practices and Innovation team at Desjardins.  Eric brings with him more than 10 years of experience in disability management, including his roles as a disability consultant, case manager and rehabilitation specialist.  He delivers presentations to employers, employees and union leaders across Canada with an aim to strengthen disability management and prevention best practices.

Eric is a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) and Registered Kinesiologist (R. Kin).  He completed studies at the University of Waterloo (B.Sc. Kinesiology) and the National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR).



Attend to learn:

- Take stock of mental health in the workplace based on the latest Canadian data

- Assess the impact of mental health and wellness initiatives during the pandemic and identify best practices

- Review the 5 recommendations from Desjardins Insurance and The Conference Board of Canada to sustainably invest in employee mental well-being




Wednesday October 4, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PT - Education session
Certificate of Attendance quiz to follow


Registration Fee

Members: $25
Non-Members: $75
Sponsors: 1 credit



Online Workshop

Access information will be sent to all registrants one day in advance of the online session.  Please plan to log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the session. This session will be recorded and available to registrants.


Who Should Attend:

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CE Credit

Certificates of Attendance confirming education hours will be offered, with which attendees may seek corresponding accreditation via their preferred regulatory body.



Krista Frayn
Phone: (888) 788-3185
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Kim Duxbury

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