Make Mental Health in the Workplace a Priority

Join the two-day professional event that supports the mental well-being of Canadian workers

Hear from national experts and organizations about mental health initiatives that deliver long-term benefits for employers and their workforce

NEW DATES COMING SOON - In light of the developing coronavirus outbreak, and based on the new mandate from the Government of Alberta, Mind Works Summit has been postponed. New dates will be communicated shortly. Sign up below to be notified. Stay safe.

About the Summit

Making Mental Health
a Priority in the Workplace

Mind Works Summit is a two-day event that delivers education, strategies, and resources to help organizations prepare and deliver preventative mental health programs.

Impact at
the highest level

The summit brings together mental health thought-leaders, government officials, and business leaders from across Canada to educate and share experiences.

A collaborative approach to change

Mind Works Summit delivers expert panels, thought-provoking keynotes, and intimate roundtables that create a learning-focused environment over two days. Government, HR, and organizational leaders will be at the table to learn and share their stories in this inclusive environment. 

Meet the Summit Chair

Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Chair of Mind Works Summit

We’ve convened a group of community partners and service providers from across our city’s various agencies. Together, that group is building a strategy for Mental Health and Addictions issues that will create a model that can serve as the starting blocks for cities across our country that want to make a difference in their homes.

Leadership Council

Meet the experts innovators and thought-leaders who’ve helped shape the conference program 

Nancy Close

Community Relations Coordinator,
City of Calgary

Chris Eagle

Former President & CEO,
Alberta Health Services

Tim Fox

Vice President, Indigenous Relations, Calgary Foundation

Karen Gosbee

Community Advocate,
City of Calgary

Koleya Karringten

Executive Director,
Alberta Blockchain Consortium

Dr. Karen MacNeill, Ph.D R.Psyc

Founder, headversity

Rod Miller

President and CEO, CPHR Alberta

Iordanka Petzanova

Mental Health Specialist, Suncor

Micheal Pietrus

Director, Mental Health
Commission of Canada

Kerilee Snatenchuk

Director, People & Culture,
ATB Financial

Joe Zatylny, ECFO

Deputy Fire Chief,
City of Calgary

500,000

Canadians in any given week, are unable to work due to mental health problems.

1 in 3

Workplace disability claims are related to mental illness.

51 Billion per year

The estimated economic burden of mental illness in Canada each year

Mind Works Summit is an accredited CPHR Alberta event

Mind Works Summit qualifies as a certified program for accreditation for CPHR Alberta members. Attendees will receive 14 credits towards their annual accreditation totals by registering for sessions and workshops at the event. 

Why Attend?

  • Discover Preventative Healthy Workplace Strategies
  • Learn about New Trends in Mental Health & Addiction Prevention
  • Engage with International Experts of Mental Health & Addiction
  • Create the Mental Health Charter of Calgary
  • Reduce Absenteeism, Medical Leave & Workplace Injuries

Who You'll Meet

  • Government Stakeholders
  • Business Leaders
  • HR and Workplace Professionals
  • Researchers
  • Agencies and Mental Health Community Groups
  • Educators and Students

A Canadian Initiative

City of Calgary

The City of Calgary and Major Naheed Nenshi are excited to support an event focused on the mental well-being of Calgarians and Canadians.

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

As Calgary’s top choice for meeting and convention spaces, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre is proud to host the conversations at Mind Works Summit.

Connect Partnership Group

Event organizers in Calgary delivering exhibitions, conferences, and other specialized events – from conceptualization to execution.

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