Home|Customized Training|Mental Health Disabilities at...

Accommodating Disabilities

Mental Health Disabilities at Work: Meeting legal obligations, providing effective support

In a 12-month period, one-in-five Canadian adults will develop a serious mental health problem, and mental health problems are rated as one of the top three drivers of both short- and long-term disability claims by more than 80% of Canadian employers. Managers, supervisors, union representatives and other labour relations professionals will leave this session prepared to promote mental well-being in the workplace, support employees who are mentally unwell, and fulfil the legal obligation to accommodate employees experiencing mental health problems.

You should attend this session if you want to:

  • Understand the medical/psychological concepts of mental health, mental illness, and substance dependence, as well as the legal concept of mental disability.
  • Better understand stigma and know how to combat it.
  • Approach employees about their mental health in a helpful, non-threatening way.
  • Support and accommodate employees with mental health disabilities.
  • Develop effective, legally-compliant accommodation and return-to-work plans.



E-mail Christine Winiker or call (416) 977-6618 for more information. We can help to tailor a Customized Training package for you.

Additional Information

Includes materials, with case summaries and analyses, prepared by Lancaster's legal staff.