December 6: Health at Work Breakfast Session: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters at Work

8 to 10 a.m. Peterborough Public Health (185 King St.) Presenter:  Dr. James Parker Registration link:  Click here PLEASE NOTE: This is a SCENT-FREE event. About the Session: Being able to read and manage your own emotions and those of others is essential in creating and maintaining a psychologically healthy and safe workplace. Emotional Intelligence [...]

ANYTIME: Supporting Healthy Minds at Work – FREE recorded webinar

This 45 minute webinar features Camille Quenneville, CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario and Andrew Harkness, Strategy Advisor, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS).  It features opening remarks from Minister of Labour Kevin Flynn. The webinar covers: 1) the challenges faced by individuals and workplaces, 2) the cost to workplaces, 3) the benefits of [...]

Anytime: Code of Practice to Address Workplace Harassment

The Ontario Ministry of Labour released the Code of Practice to Address Workplace Harassment which is connected to the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  The link will take you to the MOL website where you can access the code on-line or download the PDF.

Anytime: The Experience of Mental Illness at Work

Mary Ann Baynton and Sarah Jenner interview Donna Hardaker in this 15 minute webinar.  The webinar was recorded in October 2016.  This is what was stated in the promotion of the webinar: “Mary Ann Baynton and Sarah Jenner have a discussion with Donna Hardaker, a successful, caring and passionate individual who has the lived experience [...]

Anytime: Increase Productivity through Exercise

Dr. Mike Evans has a short 3-minute video making the case for adding physical activity into an employee’s work day.  Make the video link available via e-mail or intranet.

Have That Talk: Promote Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

The Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace Standard has been available now for four years.  Some workplaces dove in, adopted the Standard and created a comprehensive implementation plan very early on.  Other workplaces are taking small, progressive steps forward.  Regardless of how fast or slow your organization is moving on this issue, a key [...]

Sept. 2017 to Feb. 2018: Investing in Healthy Minds @ Work

Peterborough Public Health and the HKPR District Health Unit are partnering to promote this workshop series throughout our region. This training has a valuation of $2,050 per workplace but through the generous support of a Ministry of Labour grant, there is no cost to workplaces to participate. Two sets of the workshop series have been [...]

Have Your Say: Survey on the Evolution of Mental Health in the Workplace

The following statement arrived recently from the Mental Health Commission of Canada: A national research project is taking place to examine the evolution of workplace mental health strategies in Canada over the past 10 years. Your participation in a survey of workplace mental health is requested, and we would greatly appreciate approximately 20 minutes of [...]

Anytime: Podcast on Arthritis in the Workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has produced a brief (under 5 minutes) podcast on Arthritis in the Workplace. Click here for more details.

Anytime: Podcast on Lyme Disease

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety has produced a brief (under 5 minutes) podcast on Lyme Disease.  Click here for more details.

Anytime: Team-Building Resources and Blog

Dr. Liane Davey is a Canadian psychologist who specializes in team-building in workplaces.  She, along with her husband and business partner, established their own company in 2015 called 3COze.  Dr. Davey has an active blog on a variety of team-building issues.  You can subscribe for free and receive e-mail notifications about twice a week.  Some [...]

Anytime: Various resources from Mindful Employer Canada

Mindful Employer Canada is managed by Mary Ann Baynton, one of the members of the Technical Committee for the Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace CSA Standard.  There is a cost to obtain the resources from Mindful Employer Canada.  Resources include books, videos, and webinars.  To learn more about this program, click here.

Anytime: On-line Ergonomic e-Learning for Office Workers

The Institute for Work and Health has developed an ergonomic resource that employees can access.  The resource is called,  eOfficeErgo: Ergonomics e-Learning for Office Workers.  There are nine interactive modules and the whole course takes about 90 minutes to complete. The resource is available in three formats including a free, on-line version.  For more details, [...]

Anytime: Accommodations that Support Success at Work Webinar

Archived webinar from the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) Presenters: Mary Ann Baynton, Dr. Ian Arnold and Laura Lozanski. For other archived webinars and to sign up for the monthly MHCC Workplace Webinars, click here.

Anytime: Lessons in Resilience Webinar

Archived webinar from Queen’s School of Business The webinar is “a sneak peak at Peter Jenssen’s next book”. Recorded January 15, 2015 To sign up for notifications of future webinars, click here.

Anytime: Managing a Multigenerational Workforce Webinar

Archived webinar from Queen’s School of Business Recorded February 11, 2015 To sign up for notifications of future webinars, click here.

Anytime: Ontario Human Rights Association e-learning

The Ontario Human Rights Association website has a number of e-learning modules on a variety of topics that are relevant to the workplace including: Working Together: The Code and the AODA (20 minutes) Duty to Accommodate (20 – 30 minutes) Human Rights 101 (30 minutes) To learn more visit their site.

Anytime: Workplace Mental Health Webinars (Archive)

The Mental Health Commission of Canada holds free webinars on the last Wednesday of every month over the noon hour.  The recordings from past webinars can be found here. Some of the topics have included: Where do I begin? (July 2013) Communicating the message (August 2013) Building civility and respect into your organization’s DNA (February [...]

Volunteer Opportunity: Mentor a Young Adult

The Aspire program, part of the John Howard Society, aims to support young adults, aged 17-25, in achieving their training and employment goals through mentorship.  They are currently recruiting volunteer mentors with a variety of backgrounds and employment experience. Check the Aspire program website for more information about the different types of mentoring available that [...]