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.

Measuring the value of workplace psychological health and safety

June 2014

When it comes to ensuring psychological health and safety in the workplace, organizations should see the value of achieving a return on investment (ROI) that also includes a reduction of potential risks associated with an unsafe work environment. Where the workplace is toxic or psychologically unsafe, improving the work environment may help reduce human rights complaints, absenteeism and disability claims as well as increase the opportunity to attract and retain quality employees.


Creating psychologically healthy and safe workplaces can be a process of continuous improvement and change

June 2014

Some organizations wanting to implement the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace (the Standard) worry that their plans might fail. Experts emphasize that this is an ongoing process of continual improvement and that you can't get it wrong if you keep trying. The Standard provides strategies to support implementation as well as a guide to take corrective action.


Communication supports workplace psychological health and safety

June 2014

Consistent communication that's supported at a senior level can go a long way to help build a workplace culture where psychological health and safety is embedded in every aspect of daily work. The National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace also emphasizes the importance of getting feedback and input from employees at all levels of an organization.