Education and Training Coordinator
Breakout: Canadian Standard for Workplace Psychological Safety
Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia
Day 1 - 1:30PM - 2:30PM
As the Education and Training Coordinator, Glenn Rodgers works to develop, adapt, and deliver workshops dealing with mental health issues. In addition to his day-to-day work, he co-facilitates a Men’s Peer Support group once a week alongside Keith Anderson.
With ten plus years in the mental health field, Glenn is very passionate about the work he does. Glenn enjoys educating people and raising awareness around the issues and stigmas surrounding mental illness. If the secret to a good life is to find a career that you enjoy, Glenn has found it. When not working Glenn can be found spending time with family and friends, woodworking, reading, and watching soccer.
It has recently become evident that there is a need to examine and address the state of the psychological health and safety in Canadian workplaces. The Mental Health Commission of Canada commissioned a report by Martin Shain titled “Tracking the Perfect Legal Storm.” The report concluded that there is a legal need for employers, organizations and companies to take steps to ensure that their workplaces are a psychologically safe place for all employees. This idea would put psychological safety on par with physical safety.
The 14 Psychological Standards act as a framework for employers to follow to transform their workplaces into truly supportive environments where all aspects of employee safety are highlighted and protected. The standards are a great resource for all levels of management, human resource staff, union representatives and employees alike to ensure that all individuals in the workplace are treated fairly, respectfully and inclusively, leading to a more productive, creative and positive environment.