October 12, 2023

Employers and unions continue to grapple with the question of the best means of addressing and preventing mental health harms in remote and hybrid workplaces. In this webinar, leading experts will discuss proactive tools and practices to promote psychological wellbeing. The following questions will be discussed:

  • Following Canada’s ratification of International Labour Organization Convention 190, how can employers and unions implement the convention’s framework, particularly when it comes to protecting remote and hybrid employees?
  • How can employers, employees, and unions work together to develop practices to proactively address the relationship between remote work and psychological issues such as depression, anxiety, and loneliness?
  • Has remote work blurred the line between overtime and overwork? How can employers, employees, and unions actively reduce the mental health risks associated with overwork?
  • How do remote or hybrid work arrangements impact an employer’s ability to identify whether an employee may have a mental health disability? How do these arrangements impact an employer’s duty to inquire? What steps can an employer take to address these questions when they arise in practice?
  • In the accommodation process, how are the legal obligations of employers, employees, and unions impacted by remote or hybrid workplace arrangements? What measures or practices can an organization implement to ensure successful accommodation and implementation in these circumstances? What role does the union have in this process?
  • How has the role of unions in promoting psychological wellbeing in the workplace evolved in recent years? What preventative tools and practices can unions utilize to protect members from psychological harms in the workplace, including those caused by bullying and harassment?

A portion of proceeds from this webinar will be donated to Canadian Mental Health Association.

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CPD Alberta
This program has been approved for Continuing Professional Development 1.5 hours under Category A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).
CPD BC and Yukon
This program has been approved by CPHR BC & Yukon for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
CPD Alberta
This program has been approved by CPHR Alberta for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.

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  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of British Columbia for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • This program has been approved by the Law Society of Saskatchewan for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Law Society of Ontario may consider counting this program for 1.5 Substantive Hours; 0 Professionalism Hours.
  • Members of the Law Society of New Brunswick may consider this program for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.
  • Members of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society may consider this program for 1.5 Continuing Professional Development hours.