Sarnia - Thousand Islands: PD Event - Enticing a Culture for Better Mental Health

Date and Time

Starts:10/21/2021 6:30 PM

Ends:10/21/2021 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:10/20/2021 8:00 AM

Event Type: Webinar

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30


Additional Information

Event Sponsor

HR professionals are often challenged to assist their employees with a mental health illness or crisis. This has become a more prevalent issue during COVID. This seminar will focus on the most common mental health issues seen in the workplace. It will provide ways to assist your employees and it will discuss some case studies. Speaker Kelly Alarie will also provide resources for employees, and HR professionals.

The slide deck and recordings for this event are NOT being shared post-event therefore you will need to attend this virtual event live at the date and time indicated above.


6:30 PM - Welcome and Introductions

6:35 PM - Speaker Presentation

8:00 PM - Event Concludes

Registration Closes: October 20, 2021 at 8:00 AM.

Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator Bobbi-Lyn Smith at

Learning Objectives:

This webinar empowers the HR professional working with employees with a mental health issue to further skills through education on;
1. Utilizing best practices and understanding the legal aspects of duty to accommodate.
2. Gain knowledge on typical symptoms associated with mental health & behaviours that can arise in the workplace.
3. Provide the confidence to initiate and create conversation around mental health.

Learning & Giving Back!  As suggested by HRPA members and as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility, HRPA has identified Indspire and Black Youth Helpline as recommended charities. Should you wish to support please select the $5 donation option upon checkout. Thank you!

Speaker bio(s)
Kelly Alarie

Kelly Alarie has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with a specialty in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN) since 1984. She has extensive experience in both the private and public sector organizations. She has worked for several large unions and in highly unionized environments. She was active in her professional associations as a member of the Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association for over 15 years, and was on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Occupational Health Nurses for 10 years. She remains a member in good standing with the College of Nurses. Kelly has certification in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (Levels 1 & 2). Presently Kelly works privately as a professional trainer and speaker for workplaces. Her specialty is mental health issues, harassment and bullying issues, along with many other prevalent health & safety interests for the workplace. She has been speaking professionally for the last 15 years.