The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated to be a staggering $51 billion each year. Half a million Canadians miss work each week due to mental illness, it’s a leading – and costly – cause of disability in Canada. In response to this, CAMH, in partnership with BMO, launched a first-of-its-kind, Workplace Mental Health Playbook for Business Leaders. With the research highlighting only 32 per cent of Canadian employees feel their organization’s leadership is addressing mental health, The Playbook provides a path to more effective solutions and better outcomes for employees and for businesses, with five key recommendations and examples of best practices in the workplace.