CMHA Kelowna branch is urging the community to increase their social connection despite being physically apart. The mental health organization is launching their #CreatingConnection campaign to kick off Mental Health Week (May 4-10). The campaign also comes on the heels of new research that says most British Columbians want more meaningful connection in their daily life.
Mental health is everyone’s business. That’s why each year CMHA Kelowna sheds a light on the importance of mental health in the workplace and celebrates three local businesses that are demonstrating leadership in creating a work environment where everyone can thrive. Join us, along with Central Okanagan business professionals, for the Mentally Healthy Workplace Awards breakfast. Take the next step to foster mental health in your workplace and attend this breakfast for real tools and strategies that can be implemented all while being inspired to action. Already work in mentally healthy workplace? Nominations are now open, enter yours today. The awards categories are for small business (1-20 employees), medium business (21-50 employees) and large business (51 or more employees). Find out who was honoured at our 2018 event.
The 2019 awards will be November 19th from 7:00am-8:45am at the Coast Capri Hotel. We are happy to announce our keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Joti Samra. As a highly-regarded expert in psychological health and safety, Dr. Samra has been involved in a number of national initiatives that have contributed to policy change in Canada. Read more about Dr. Joti Samra.
Sponsoring this event provides you with an opportunity to reach a large audience of business owners, managers and supervisors, entrepreneurs, and other community leaders. To find out more about our sponsorship opportunities please contact our Fund Development team, Shari Slattery or Margo Buckley.
Is your workplace mentally healthy? Find out more about the nomination process, then nominate your workplace today!
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors
Congratulations to our past winners of the Mentally Healthy Workplace Award
Rising temperatures. Melting ice caps. Drowning polar bears. We don’t need to be told that there’s a climate emergency, and that it’s taking its toll on the planet. But the climate emergency is also a mental health emergency. The stats are powerful: psychological trauma from a natural disaster is forty times greater than trauma from physical injury. The human stories are troubling: in the Canadian North, Inuit hunters are reporting increased mental health problems, as ice conditions change and threaten the hunt for food. Climate scientists themselves are suffering from ecological grief and depression. And there are children who can’t sleep because they’re worried about the future.