In 2015, the Government of Canada and the Public Service Alliance of Canada established a Joint Task Force to address mental health in the workplace. Together, they identified key areas of focus with the overarching need for the federal public service to create a culture that enshrines psychological health, safety and well-being in all aspects of the workplace through collaboration, inclusivity and respect.
One of the recommendations stemming from the Technical Committee Report was the creation of a single, enterprise-wide, Centre of Expertise on mental health in the workplace.
The Centre of Expertise’s web presence aims to facilitate easy access to resources and tools for organizations, managers and employees. It is intended to help guide organization efforts to build a healthy, respectful and supportive federal public service, provide access to documents and tools and collect and share best practices.