Are You Ready for a National Standard for Psych Health in the Workplace?


How will the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace affect BC’s Health Authorities as well as BCCPA members? For employers in the continuing care sector, it is unknown how a new national standard may impact their workplaces. At our November 17th Care to Chat, we will be hearing from Dr. Merv Gilbert an expert on the Standard, and what it could mean for the long term care sector.

“The National Standard for Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace creates a framework for all Canadian organizations-small or large, public or private- to ensure the psychological health and safety of their employees,” says Gilbert. “This particularly relevant for areas, such as Continuing Care, that have seen increasing concerns about the mental well-being and security of staff.”

This important and timely topic will be discussed at our next Care to Chat on November 17th at the Terminal City Club, co-hosted with our event partner SafeCare BC.

We expect the event will sell out, so be sure to register today.

Our panelists bring experience from both the continuing care sector and in the field of mental health.


  • Sandy Coughlin, Director Occupational Health & Safety, Providence Health Care
  • Jackie Spain, Coordinator & Facilitator, BC Federation of Labour
  • Dr. Merv Gilbert, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Simon Neill, Executive Director, Broadway Pentecostal Lodge

Read their full bios here. We are pleased to have CKNW Radio morning host Jon McComb as our discussion moderator. The Care to Chat speaker series is now in its 4th season and made possible in part by our title sponsor Rexall Health Solutions.

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