Liz Horvath

Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada

Liz is an accomplished professional and international speaker on mission to make work a great part of life for as many people as possible.  She is well known for her empathy and interpersonal skills, combined with her expertise in health and safety, change management, and leadership. Specializing in psychological health and safety for the past 15 years, she currently leads a team of amazing people in the Opening Minds division of the Mental Health Commission of Canada who are dedicated to helping organizations integrate psychological health and safety into how they work. Her former experience includes leading the development of several ground-breaking health and safety standards, including the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace. She also led a team of consultants in the occupational health and safety (OHS) legal practice of Gowlings, which specialized in providing training, consulting, and legal services to clients in throughout Canada, and spent nearly 10 years as an OHS professional in the manufacturing sector.

9:10 am - 10:30 am

May 9, 2024 Day 2

Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada Basics of Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace

Protecting and promoting the mental health of employees at all levels requires more than overcoming stigma around talking about mental health – it’s about identifying and working together to manage the workplace factors that can affect psychological health and safety to ensure positive results. In this interactive session, Liz will outline the key elements that contribute to a psychologically healthy and safe work environment and provide participants with practical tools to help them move forward from where they are now.