SUMMARY: A 3-year national research study has been undertaken by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to determine how Canadian employers are using the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Results will help identify promising practices, formulate programs, and develop educational tools and processes to help more organizations adopt the Standard and to promote mentally healthy workplaces overall.

Join the conversation as we share questions and ideas from our participants and expert panel. Visit the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) website for more information about the Case Study Research Project.

Psychologically safe approaches for responding to workplace incidences

August 2014

As workplaces strive to adopt the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, some have sought clarity for identifying when isolated incidents, and the responses to them, could increase risks to psychological health and safety.


What are the essential elements for building a respectful workplace?

August 2014

It may seem a difficult task to effect change in workplaces where there are high levels of disrespectful behaviour amongst co-workers. Equally problematic are workplaces where co-workers don't feel safe to speak up. Striking a balance between respectful interactions and honest dialogue is the goal. Here are some ideas to help achieve this.