Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Virtual Event Series

Partners in Prevention Health & Safety Virtual Event Series

Learn how to recognize signs of a struggling workforce and address issues with best practices, strategies and coping mechanisms in order to increase employee engagement while promoting and maintaining work-life balance.

Item #:  20251

Whether you are currently operating as an essential business or looking to re-open, WSPS' trusted advisors and industry experts will lead sessions that discuss practical approaches and address best practices to keep workplace safety top of mind. Gain key insights, valuable tools and resources to assist you as you navigate this brave new world. Attend one or all of the PIP Virtual Series webinars.

Mental Health Webinar Series
May 13, 20 & 27, 2021

Who Should Attend?

  • Business Owners, Presidents, CEOs, VPs
  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Maintenance and Operation Managers
  • Plant Managers
  • Health & Safety Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • JHSC Members

Registration Information

  • Webinars will take place May 13, 20 and 27, 2021 and will be 90 minutes in length.
  • Registration is required.
  • Cost per webinar is $25 + HST

Session Descriptions

Thursday May 13, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
COVID-19 & Balance at Work: Impact, Progress, and the Future

Speaker: Andrew Harkness Strategic Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives, Strategy & Governance Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)
Moderator: Alexandra Petrisano, Health & Safety Representative, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

As we progress through living with COVID-19, we continue to be faced with new changes, challenges, and risks at work. Many workers have had to relocate to a working from home environment - some, for the first time - or have had to adapt to work environments with heightened restrictions and requirements. What impact has this had on their ability to balance the regular responsibilities of work, with all of these new responsibilities that have come with the transformed workplace? In this session, we will explore how these changes and uncertainties have affected our ability to maintain balance while working, populations who have been most impacted, and what we can expect for the future of work moving forward.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION CLOSED. To register, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) or email at



Thursday May 20, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30 am
Civility and Respect: Building Prevention Practices into Your Workplace Culture

Speaker: Susan Freeman, Outreach Program Manager, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Sonya Tonkovich, Manager, Public Health Partnership, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Dr. Adriana Berlingieri, Organizational Consultant, Researcher and Educator/Facilitator, Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women & Children, Faculty of Education Western University
Moderator: Janet Carr, Health & Safety Consultant (WMH), Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

A civil and respectful culture, and psychological support are essential factors that can contribute to the prevention of harm resulting from workplace harassment, violence, and bullying.

Join the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) and guest speaker Dr. Andria Berlingieri from the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, Western University, to learn about policies, programs, and good practices that can be utilized to support and foster a civil and respectful workplace.  

Participants will learn:

  1. How mental health and well-being can be considered through a lens of workplace factors that affect the psychosocial environment and the individual's psychological well-being.
  2. Negative and positive impacts associated with - civility, respect, and psychological support.
  3. What policies, programs, and good practices exist to help create prevention of harm related to harassment and violence, domestic violence, and bullying in the workplace.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION CLOSED. To register, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) or email at



Thursday May 27, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:30am
Social Connection and Well-Being: What Science and the Pandemic Tell Us

Speaker: Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, Ph.D., Chief of Research, Howatt HR Applied Workplace Research Institute, Senior Consultant, Howatt HR Consulting Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University Adjunct Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Saint Mary's University
Moderator: Krista Schmid, Specialized Services Lead (Healthy Workplaces), Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS)

The experience of isolation brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of social connection for our overall well-being. Join us to hear from Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley as she reviews the theory and research underlying the critical role that social connection plays in our lives. What does the literature have to say? What will be the longer term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social connection? As the world starts to recover, how do we move forward and adapt to the new normal? This informative session will increase your understanding and provide practical tips and steps that individuals and organizations can take to foster social connection in our personal and professional lives.

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION CLOSED. To register, please contact Customer Care at 1-877-494-WSPS (9777) or email at



Please note: An e-mail with instructions on how to access the webcast will be sent to you prior to course start date.