Halton | Windsor and District: Minds Matter: Creating a Mental Health Supportive Workplace

Date and Time

Starts:04/14/2022 6:30 PM

Ends:04/14/2022 8:00 PM

Registration Closes:04/12/2022 11:59 PM

Event Type: Professional Development

1.5 CPD Hour(s)



HRPA Members: Free or Optional $5 Donation | Non-Members: $30 + HST
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Additional Information

Event Sponsor

One potential silver lining of the global pandemic has been that the importance of supporting mental health has become increasingly evident as both a social and business imperative, more than ever before. Workplaces that make the mental health of their workers a priority strive to optimize organizational and individual performance in a healthy working environment and can differentiate their organization to be an employer of choice with an ability to attract and retain the best talent. But what can organizations do to incorporate or even advance mental health as a pillar of their success?

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the business imperatives and benefits of supporting mental health in the workplace
  • Discuss approaches and assessment tools that can be utilized to help identify issues or benchmark your organizations progress in creating a mental health supportive workplace
  • Explore approaches an organization can take to foster a mental health supportive workplace (come prepared to share your best practices too!)


Registration Difficulties or Questions: Please reach out to our Chapter Experience Coordinator, Tracey Gallacher tgallacher@hrpa.ca

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Speaker bio(s)
Shelly Meadows, CHRP, Co-Founder & Partner, Navigation Consulting & Training

Shelly has executive-level experience in the professional services environment, with a background in regulatory compliance, risk management, and restructuring, with extensive experience developing, leading, and facilitating national/local training programs prior to co-founding NavCT. Shelly is a CHRP, MBA, CPA, has obtained a Workplace Harassment Investigator Certificate (through HRPA), and is also a Certified Psychological Health & Safety Advisor (certified by CMHA). She now leverages her professional experience for meaningful impact and to pursue her passion as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant. She believes in the importance of healthy, safe, and productive work environments as a social and business imperative, and that the right tone from the top is essential for organizational success. Beyond work, Shelly enjoys sailing, squash, theatre, and random acts of kindness.

Martin Franchi, Co-Founder & Partner, Navigation Consulting & Training

Martin has over a decade of experience leading certified workplace health and safety courses as an engaging and knowledgeable facilitator, with training covering both the OHSA and Canada Labour Code. He’s been a certified member of joint health and safety committees for over twenty years giving him significant breadth of experience and expertise navigating the Occupational Health & Safety Act. Martin has obtained his Workplace Harassment Investigator Certificate through HRPA and is an advocate for healthy work environments and reducing stress in the workplace. Martin launched his first company in 2001 so is well versed in the challenges of running an owner-managed business. Beyond work, Martin enjoys cycling and sailing, is creatively driven and passionate about the arts as a professional photographer with a Master’s in Fine Arts.