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The WorkAbility Project: Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces Roundtable Event – Vancouver, BC

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On April 10, 2024, the YES WorkAbility Project hosted the Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces roundtable event at the Museum of Vancouver. The event brought together representatives from various businesses with on goal in mind: improving mental health in the workplace.

The event kicked off with a video address from the Honorable Randy Boissionnault (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Official Languages) followed by Supreeti Bhalla (Director of Inclusive Employment Initiatives, Government of BC), who shared tangible resources for creating inclusive and equitable workplaces within the province.

The diverse panel, Intentionality in Inclusivity: Pivoting from Reactive Accommodations to Inclusive-by-Design Workplaces, included a discussion from panelists Claudia Gass (Canada Post), Garrsion Duke (DIVERSEcity), and Catherine Repel (Clark Wilson LLP) who provided insightful solutions for workplaces to take proactive steps when accommodating those with mental health disabilities while recognizing that there is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Our keynote speaker, Victoria Maxwell (Bipolar Princess and Inspirational Mental Health Speaker) shared her moving journey through her mental health diagnoses and how positive workplace experiences helped her life flourish. We learned that a meaningful connection with a supportive supervisor can change the trajectory of your work life.

The WorkAbility Project would like to thank all of the speakers, business representatives and service providers who joined us, and by participating, became part of the change towards positive mental health in workplaces across Canada.

To learn more about the YES WorkAbility Project and how you can get involved, visit