In January 2013, Canada launched the world’s first National Standard on
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Psychological health and
safety is embedded in the way people interact with one another on a daily basis;
the working conditions; management practices; and the way decisions are made
organizationally and how they are communicated as well. This voluntary Standard
is commissioned by the Mental Health Commission of Canada which sets a new,
higher standard of care for employers and a new higher standard
for all of us in the workplace.
Join CCOHS’ Manager of Human Resources,
Yvone Defreitas, as she takes you through the CCOHS Journey “to date”, including
the background, resources and lessons learned along this spectrum of fundamental
leadership and organizational change.
- To understand the nature and impact of the voluntary Standard for
Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace from the Canadian Standards
Association/CSA and BNQ.
- How Mental Health @ Work surveys plus pre-survey baseline data form the
foundation for workplace tools and resources you will need to use in future
- What types of Mental Health @ Work actions may be taken and how your
organization can continuously improve and reflect on related outcomes
Yvone Defreitas, CHRP
Human Resources, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Yvone Defreitas is the Manager of Human Resources at the Canadian Centre for
Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) where she is responsible for developing,
implementing and monitoring the centers human resources plans and programs. With
over 15 years of experience in human resources management, Yvone provides the
centre with council and expertise related to administration, management
services, recruitment, performance management, training, development,
compensation and benefits. She’s a training and development skills-oriented
instructor at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario, and is a certified member
of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).