Power Chat: Mental Health and the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in the Workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we live and work, with diverse effects on Canadians' mental health.

Easing COVID-19 restrictions will continue to affect our lives, work, and mental health. How workplaces respond to these ongoing changes can have a positive or negative impact on Canadians' mental health, including that of public servants.

The Government of Canada is developing guidance for how federal organizations should respond to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, including related psychological health and safety considerations.

During this event, expert panellists will answer your questions about mental health and easing COVID-19 restrictions in federal workplaces.

This is the 13th Power Chat from the Centre of Expertise (CoE) on Mental Health in the Workplace and the Canada School of Public Service. Through the Power Chat series, employees can explore the Federal Public Service Workplace Mental Health Strategy and ways to implement it. This series was co-founded by the CoE and the Federal Workplace Well-Being Network.

This event is part of the Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions in the Workplace Series.


Date and time:
June 25, 2020 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm (ET)
Language:
French
Location:
Available across Canada by webcast
Audience:
All public servants at all levels
Speakers:
  • Jason Fox, Director, Research and Strategy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Marc Béland, Health and Safety Representative, Public Service Alliance of Canada, National Capital Region
  • Marie-Anik Gagné, PhD, Director, Mental Health Division, Strategic Policy Branch, Health Canada
  • Esther Fleurimond, Health and Safety Consultant - Workplace Mental Health, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Moderator:
  • Sophie Dubourg, Manager, Data, Policy and Support, Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Date and time:
June 25, 2020 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)
Language:
English
Location:
Available across Canada by webcast
Audience:
All public servants at all levels
Speakers:
  • Elizabeth Hardy, Senior Director, Research and Experimentation, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Dr. Alexandra Heber, MD FRCPC CCPE, Chief of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Canada and Chair, COVID-19 Readiness Resource Project, Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment
  • Andrew Harkness, Strategy Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
  • Denis St. Jean, National Health and Safety Officer, Public Service Alliance of Canada
Moderator:
  • Sapna Mahajan, Director, Centre of Expertise on Mental Health in the Workplace, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

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