March 28: Study Results on Psychological Health and Safety Standard Released


The Mental Health Commission of Canada released the findings of its three-year case study that tracked 40 Canadian organizations from various industries and sectors as they implemented the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. Key findings:

  • 91% implemented the Standard because it’s “the right thing to do”
  • 78% implemented respectful workplace policies and educational initiatives
  • 70% provided early intervention through employee and family assistance programs, and services addressing mental health
  • 66% enhanced awareness of mental health among employees
  • Participating organizations achieved on average 72% compliance with the five elements in the Standard.