Cornwall, Ontario – The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is pleased to partner with The Employability Network for the upcoming Employer Workshop Series, Mind Matters, focusing of mental health for business owners and their staff.

The first in that series is a panel discussion on prioritizing mental health in the workplace. This free event is happening on Tuesday January 23rd in Salon B at the Cornwall Civic Complex from 7am to 9am. A buffet breakfast will be provided.   This will be an excellent opportunity for leadership to gain valuable insight into workplace mental health and how it can impact workplace culture, productivity and attendance.

Facilitated by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), The Talking About Mental Illness (TAMI) Testimonial presentation is an opportunity for employers to hear a short testimony of persons living with mental health challenges. The testimony is offered as a general awareness session to allow participants to learn about mental health/illness in an engaging and interactive presentation. Live testimonials on various disorders are presented with an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions in order to break down the stigma.

The TAMI Panel will include four guest speakers coached and trained by CMHA to deliver an impactful testimony of lived experience with a strong focus on hope and recovery. Testimonials will be focused on the impact of Mental Health in the Workplace as a lead up to the Bell Let’s TALK Day January 24th. Bell Let’s Talk funds Canadian mental health initiatives and organizations all year long that are creating positive change in their communities each and every day.

Please register at the following link by January 10th:

Cornwall Business Enterprise Center, Job Zone d’emploi and the Eastern Ontario Training Board are pleased to work with CMHA and Employability Network to help employees and business owners with mental health challenges that they can face.

There will be two other parts to the prioritizing mental health in the workplace series this year. Keep an eye out for the next two parts.

About The Employability Network

The Employability Network fosters relationship building between members through networking and information sharing. We thrive to achieve cohesive service delivery to better serve our local job seekers and employers and support a strong employment sector.

About Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) was founded in 1918 and federally incorporated in 1926, is a national voluntary charitable organization dedicated to further the growth of mental health services across Canada. Today, across Canada, thousands of members and volunteers commit countless hours to support the activities and programs of the Association by providing direct services to those in need and their families, informing the general public, promoting mental well-being for all ages, and keeping mental health concerns high on the government agenda.