Watch our interviews for perspectives on workplace accommodation from a:

  • Youth and family counsellor at a community agency
  • Director of pensions & benefits at a large corporation
  • Mental health advocate for a large union
  • Counsellor at an employee assistance program

For tips on using the interviews in training, see the Trainer’s Guide.

The Interviews

 

BUILDING AN INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE
"Everyone has problems in living and everyone has expertise in living."
Ruth Pluznick, Director of Community Services at Oolagen, talks about creating a workplace environment where it's OK to go for help. [5 min]
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IT'S ABOUT EMPLOYEE WELLBEING
"It's win-win for the organization and the employee."
Telena Oussoren, Director, Canadian and U.S. Pensions & Benefits at Scotiabank, outlines the advantages of viewing employee health through a "wellness" frame. [5 min]
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YOU'RE NOT ALONE
"Reaching out takes courage. Living with mental health issues takes courage."
Eva Guta, a member of the Canadian Auto Workers describes the role for unions in making it easier for people to disclose. [7 min]
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COUNSELLING 101
"The employer needs to find out what kind of accommodation the employee needs to be successful in their job, and to take that step."
David Boudreau, former counsellor for an employee assistance program, explains how EAPs work and what typically happens when employees go for counselling. [11 min]
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