Join us for a discussion on Mental Health in the Workplace
According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, in 1998, $6.3 billion was spent on uninsured mental health services and time off work for depression and distress that was not treated by the health care system.

In addition, findings in a recent survey conducted by Morneau Shepell noted the following: one in three workers in Canada reported having, or having had, a mental condition such as depression or an anxiety disorder. In addition to the 33 per cent of employees who report a mental health condition, the survey found that another 27 per cent of employees report significant stress symptoms. 

Also, in an average week, mental health issues cause 500,000 Canadians to miss work, and 30% of disability claims, and 70% of disability costs are attributed to mental illness. If mental illness is left unmanaged, it can lead to other workplace-related risks such as increase in accidents, workers’ compensation claims, disability and workplace violence.  

This session will look to continue this discussion from an employer’s perspective, and assist with potential strategies to support employees and work through solutions.

Tuesday, January 29
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Lethbridge College, Garden Court
Members: $30
Non-members: $40
5 Minutes for Business: There is no low carbon economy without a regulatory system that works
Canada’s energy resources are of strategic importance and getting support right for this sector is not about offering the sector loans; it is about creating a regulatory system that will get projects completed.
Find our more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.
Membership Minute
Welcome New Members
Happy Anniversary to Renewing Members
Upcoming Grand Opening
Crossings Dental
Please join us for the official grand opening of Crossings Dental, a member of the Able Dental Group. 

This is your chance to tour this brand new location, enjoy some beverages & appies and meet the staff.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
#10 - 6 Aquitania Blvd. West
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:45 PM
Top 40 Under Forty: Jessica Hicken
Jessica Hicken is the Lethbridge Manager at Purely Inspired Academy of Beauty, a hair school based in Lethbridge.

Jessica makes a conscious effort to make someone’s day better even if just a little She thrives off of making the students laugh, telling stories, and being a confidante. Jessica values forming strong relationships with Purely Inspired students and being able to build up confidence and self-esteem of the many young woman and men who attend.

When Jessica graduated from high school she I didn't know what she wanted to do. She went straight to Mount Royal University and took a general studies diploma program. Along the way, she decided to major in Marketing and Management.

With Jessica’s wife being from Raymond Alberta her journey continued here in Lethbridge where she began with Purely Inspired.

Jessica credits much of what she has learned throughout the years with her parents. Her mother was lead of human resources with Scotiabank before she retired, and her father was GM of a large window and door company. Their compassion towards others and their drive to lead a team to success impacted the way that she manages staff.

Jessica was instrumental in introducing the Blended Hairstyling, Makeup and Aesthetics Diploma Program at the Purely Inspired. She also assisted in opening four other Academies throughout Alberta in Medicine Hat, Calgary, Grande Prairie and Edmonton.

Through the Beauty Industry, Jessica has the opportunity to help make people feel amazing about themselves. With something as “simple” as a new hair style or make up, Jessica feels that it is rewarding thing to see that you can bring a sense of purpose to someone’s face.

Jessica feels blessed to be in a role in which she can engage in the community. She has taken part in a number of events throughout Lethbridge, including Career Transitions Skills Competition, Ready, Set, Go Fair (Providing back to school haircuts to young kids who are less fortunate), Help Portrait (Providing Hair and Makeup to Families who then get to have Family Photos taken), Head/Beard Shaves at Lethbridge College for Movember, Cinderella Project which provides hair and makeup for grads and even more!

For her hard work to help grow Purely Inspired and her dedication to her students, The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce and BDO are proud to recognize Jessica Hicken as one of Lethbridge’s Top 40 Under Forty !
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