Did you know?
- 1 in 5 people in Canada lives with a mental illness each year
- The economic cost to Canada is at least $50 billion per year
- It costs business more than $6 billion in lost productivity (from absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover) in 2011.
- Over the next 30 years the total cost to the economy will have added up to more than 2.5 trillion
(Source: Making the case for investing in mental health in Canada, Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2012).
With these facts in mind, Workforce Planning Hamilton and our partners are planning
Supporting Healthy Minds at Work: A Forum for Employers and Service Providers, taking place on Friday, June 8/18 at McMaster Innovation Park.
The morning event will feature a keynote speaker, information displays by mental health service providers in Hamilton, networking opportunities, a panel discussion and case studies.
Stay tuned for more information and plan to attend!