The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 22, 2015 13:00 ET

Media Advisory: Cross-Canada Workplace Mental Health Tour Arrives in Halifax for Final Stop

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - June 22, 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, 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 and the Mental Health Commission of Canada to present an educational event series with a call to action to get employers involved with a national mental wellness corporate challenge.
WHO: André Picard, National Public Health Reporter for The Globe and Mail
Dr. Ash Bender, MD, FRCPC, Staff Psychiatrist and Medical Head of the Work, Stress and Health Program (WSH), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) & Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Formal remarks at 12:00 p.m., lunch to follow.
WHERE: The Economic Club of Canada (Host)
Delta Halifax Hotel
Bluenose Ballroom
1990 Barrington Street

Contact Information

  • To confirm attendance or for more information
    about the event: The Economic Club of Canada
    Kara Merpaw
    416-333-8795
    merpaw@economicclub.ca