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Accessibility Works Webinar: Mental Health and Employee Accommodation

Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Friday, 11 December 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

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Webinar Date: Friday, December 11th at 10 a.m. 
Webinar Title: The AODA Employment Standard: Mental Health and Employee Accommodation with Guest, Mary Ann Baynton 
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Mental health issues are emerging as the biggest and most complex disability issue in the workplace. Participants will learn from real life examples about accommodation that supports effective performance, addressing co-worker fears or concerns while protecting confidentiality, and when accommodation may not be possible. Tune in for a discussion with Mary Ann Baynton, Executive Director, Mindful Employer Canada for an opportunity to learn what employers need to know.  



Mary Ann Baynton, MSW, RSW, Executive Director, Mindful Employer Canada

Mary Ann is the Executive Director of Mindful Employer Canada. Through this social enterprise, employers demonstrate their public commitment to support workplace mental health by signing the free online Charter for Canadian Employers Supporting Workplace Mental Health.


Mindful Manager, also part of Mindful Employer, supports supervisors, managers, human resources personnel, occupational health professionals, union representatives or anyone who supports employees with mental health concerns. Mindful Employer is Mary Ann’s way of showing appreciation and support for those who make the effort to provide mentally healthy workplaces.


Mary Ann also serves as the Program Director for the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. Through the Centre, Mary Ann is able to help provide free resources to all organizations at She is a chair for the technical committee for the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and as on the expert panel for the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s 3 year research project.


Mary Ann is author of Resolving Workplace Issues, Keeping Well at Work and Mindful Manager. She is also co-author with Dr. Martin Shain of Preventing Workplace Meltdown: An employer’s guide to providing a psychologically safe workplace. 


She is the principal of Mary Ann Baynton & Associates which provides consulting services to governments, organizations and unions that wish to improve or address issues related to workplace mental health. These services include individual return to work planning, conflict mediation, keynotes and workshops customized to meet the specific needs of the group.  

Louie Di Palma, Director, SME Programs, Ontario Chamber of Commerce

As the Director of SME Programs, Louie is responsible for developing and implementing initiatives of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce that are designed to strengthen the business climate of Ontario and support our members by providing them with access to resources. During his career with the Government of Ontario, Louie held a number of senior management positions in policy, planning and direct operations with several Ministries including the Ministry of the Solicitor General and Correctional Services, the Ministry of Tourism and Recreation and the Ministry of Health Promotion.


Have questions about Accessibility Works Webinar: Mental Health and Employee Accommodation? Contact Ontario Chamber of Commerce


Friday, 11 December 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce

For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business.

The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members. The OCC’s vision is to foster a vibrant and economically sustainable province that is driven by an innovative, successful and ever-expanding business community. From innovative SMEs to established multinational corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. The OCC represents local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities.

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