A Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and our partners invite you or your organization to submit for consideration abstracts for our IMPACT conference being held on June 1-2, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words, and outline the type of workshop that will be given. We are looking for participatory, ground breaking sessions that explore the IMPACT people and organizations are having on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. The following areas are being considered:


1. First Responders and Allied Health Professionals

This workshop stream looks at the unique experiences related to psychological health and safety facing First Responders and Allied Health and Human Services Professionals in their community service roles, and strategies to ensure a supportive workplace in this sector.

2. Employee Impact

This stream looks at the employee experience of psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace. It includes abstracts from those looking to not only describe emerging examples of employee champions and leaders, but also targeted interventions for Canada’s workers meant to improve PH&S.

3. Employer Impact

What impact does paying attention to PH&S have on the organization’s bottom-line? What are employers doing to ensure the workplace is safe? What can they do? Submit those abstracts here.

4. The Workforce and Workplace of Tomorrow

What future trends will we see beyond 2021? Special consideration will be given to abstracts detailing emerging trends, including the impact technology is having on PH&S, burnout, presenteeism, loneliness and isolation at work.


Workshops should be 60-90 minutes in length. The conference will also accept research posters on the above topics for display in the main hall.

Abstract submissions will close on March 1st, 2020.

Please submit your abstract to www.innovative4youevents.com/CMHAONIMPACT2020.htm or email sherry@innovative4you.com.