Greetings from Quebec City.
As well as attending sessions on establishing national standards at CSA‘s annual conference and committee week, I had the pleasant opportunity to sit down over dinner on Sunday night with the two co-chairs of the technical committee on Mental Health in the Workplace, the committee establishing the national mental health standards that we have all been discussing.
Mary Anne Baynton and Roger Bertrand were engaging and had a lot of insights into the process and goals of the new psychological health standards. We shared a common vision, and there was commitment to address all the issues on this complex topic. CCOHS can certainly have an active role in promoting the standards as well as the “Guarding Minds at Work” online assessment tool to help organizations implement a healthy workplace program.
I also had an opportunity on Monday to sit down with Bonnie Rose, President of CSA, to discuss mutual interests and areas for collaboration between CCOHS and CSA. Our goals are complementary and we can develop synergies between us by working together.