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Supporting Mental Health in a Non-Traditional Work Environment 12:00 pm
Supporting Mental Health in a Non-Traditional Work Environment @ Online
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The world of work is vastly different than it was a decade ago. New ways of doing business have not only shifted the way we collaborate but have also deeply transformed what a workplace looks like. How do we support employee mental health in a work environment that now transcends the office? CivicAction and the Mental Health Commission of Canada brings you a webinar on the challenges and opportunities of supporting mental health in a non-traditional work environment. Guest speakers include Denis Trottier, Chief Mental Health Officer, KPMG, who will share how his organization works to address the challenges that come with hoteling, working remotely, and frequent travel. While Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director at Ryerson University’s DMZ tech accelerator, will share what mental health support can look like during the early stages of entrepreneurship, where solitary work, long hours, and the pressure to succeed are part of the job. This webinar is hosted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada & CivicAction.
Into the Weed: How to Manage the Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legislation in the Workplace 9:30 am
Into the Weed: How to Manage the Impact of Recreational Marijuana Legislation in the Workplace @ ECCDC Conference Room
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
On October 17, 2018 the recreational use of marijuana became legal in Canada. Employers need to amend their workplace policies and practices related to the recreational use of drugs and alcohol to include the use of recreational marijuana. Employers should ensure that they have both an updated Drug and Alcohol Policy which includes language around Fit for Duty, and an Off-Duty Conduct Policy that governs employee behaviour both in and out of the workplace during the workday. Employers need to be careful to differentiate between the use of marijuana for recreational and medicinal purposes as an employee’s right to use medicinal marijuana is protected under both Human Rights legislation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Join the ECCDC for an interactive seminar to discuss: Changes to legislation The impact on your workplace Drug & Alcohol Policy Fitness for Duty Off Duty Conduct Policy What to do when an employee comes to work impaired Accommodating medical marijuana users Training and employee awareness Registration fee includes continental breakfast and a light lunch. This event is hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre (ECCDC).
Work and Employment: Living in Niagara Working Session 1:00 pm
Work and Employment: Living in Niagara Working Session @ Niagara Falls Public Library - LaMarsh Room
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Community partners are invited to join Niagara Connects for one or more of 12 working sessions in January, 2019 to review and modernize the Indicators and Measures for each Living in Niagara report Sector. The Living in Niagara – 2017 report was released 1 year ago. Now is the time to begin building the 2020 version! The report weaves data and knowledge together, to describe quality of life across the 12 Living in Niagara Sectors. The Sectors align with the Social Determinants of Health; their combined data provides a holistic picture of socio-economic progress in Niagara. Report construction methodology has evolved since its inception in 2008. Indicators and Measures in the 2020 report will be updated to reflect current practice and new knowledge within each Sector. The sustainability of a community is reliant on the employment of its citizens and putting their talents and human capital into creative and purposeful work. Read more about the Work and Employment Sector here.

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