The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 18, 2015 16:00 ET

Cross-Canada Workplace Mental Health Tour Arrives in Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 18, 2015) -

WHAT: 500,000 Canadians will not go to work today because of mental illness.
Many organizations are unaware of the massive hit to their bottom line caused by factors directly resulting from mental illness, such as increased drug costs, absenteeism, presenteeism, disability claims and decreased productivity. In fact, for Canadian companies, mental illness and mental health related problems impact 4% of the working population and equate to $20 billion GDP in lost productivity.
In an effort to raise awareness about mental health in the workplace, the Economic Club of Canada has partnered with Lundbeck Canada to bring an educational event series with a call to action to get employers involved with a national mental wellness corporate challenge. It is part of a coordinated assault to change the face of healthcare in Canada.
WHO: André Picard, National Public Health Reporter for The Globe and Mail
Dr. Pratap R. Chokka, MD, FRCPC, Founder and CEO, Chokka Center for Integrative Health, Clinical Professor at the Psychiatry University of Alberta
Orlando Da Silva, President of the Ontario Bar Assocation and Mental Health Advocate.
Event Partners: The Mental Health Commission of Canada, Lundbeck Canada, Mental Health International, Excellence Canada, Best Life Rewarded.
WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Formal remarks at 12:00 p.m., lunch to follow.
WHERE: The Economic Club of Canada (Host)
Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire - 255 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary.

Contact Information

  • To confirm attendance or for more information
    about the event, please contact:
    Natasha Morano
    The Economic Club of Canada
    613-282-4432
    morano@economicclub.ca