Health and Safety

Getting up to Standard: Psychological health and safety in the nonprofit workplace

Written By: Jordan Friesen
February 7, 2019

Get your workplace up to The Standard on psychological health and safety.

Steps to create a psychologically safe workplace

Written By: Bill Howatt and Glyn Jones
October 24, 2018

Creating a psychologically safe workplace takes work and discipline. Get started with these steps.

Five things you need to know about harassment investigations

Written By: Randi Chapnik Myers and Dr. Stephanie Bot and Donna Marshall
August 29, 2018

If your organization is faced with a harassment complaint, it is vital that your investigation is done properly.

Stop swimming in the shallow end of self care

Written By: Lianne Picot
May 9, 2018

New “Tort of Harassment” allows employees to sue for damages

Written By: Donna Marshall, M.A., Counselling Psychology
November 15, 2017

New rulings by the Ontario Superior Court mean employers in Ontario are at a great risk of litigation.

Difficult Clients: Dealing with responsive behaviours

Written By: Public Services Health and Safety Association
June 7, 2017

Did you know there are 350,000 cases or workplace violence each year in Canada?

When passion for work goes too far: How to avoid burnout

Written By: Anne Comer
February 22, 2017

How can you avoid burnout when passion for your work creates an imbalance between work and life?

Mental health in the workplace: Your duty is to inquire (and accommodate)

Written By: Julia Kaisla
January 11, 2017

Wondering how to approach a conversation about mental health with an employee, or how to facilitate an employee's return to work after a medical leave of absence? Read on for tips.

Nearly half of all Canadian employees face workplace sexual harassment: 77% of these victims are women

Written By: Donna Marshall, M.A., Counselling Psychology
November 16, 2016

Is your nonprofit workplace ready for Ontario's Bill 132, which aims to better deal with workplace sexual harassment?

Is your nonprofit workplace contributing to mental health or mental illness?

Written By: Dr. Stephanie Bot and Donna Marshall, M.A.
August 25, 2016

It's in everyone's best interest to create a psychologically safe workplace.

Recorded webinar: Get ready for Ontario's new harassment and sexual violence legislation

Written By: CharityVillage
August 25, 2016

This recorded webinar offers an introduction to Bill 132, Ontario's new harassment and sexual violence legislation.

Workplace Harassment: What makes nonprofits vulnerable?

Written By: false
August 17, 2016

Could your organization unwittingly be a safe haven for bullies?

Recorded webinar: Mental health in the nonprofit workplace

Written By: CharityVillage
November 26, 2015

How can your organization promote strong mental health for your staff? This webinar offers tools and tips.

Improve the psychological health of your workplace: It's the right thing to do

Written By: Julia Kaisla
November 18, 2015

The time has come to make workplace mental health a priority.

Recorded webinar: How to create healthy boundaries

Written By: CharityVillage
October 22, 2015

Do you need help creating and maintaining stronger boundaries? Check out this recorded webinar for tips and strategies.

Career Q&A: Dealing with mental health issues in the workplace

Written By: Nancy Ingram and Christa McMillin
April 9, 2014

Our Career Q&A columnists outline what you need to know about managing performance issues when mental illness may be a factor.

Reversing the potential for burnout: Strategies to stay healthy and happy at work

Written By: Elisa Birnbaum
February 20, 2014

Is your organization unwittingly promoting burnout amongst staff? The tips in this article will help you turn things around.

Creating a workplace wellness program

Written By: Sara-Jane Linton
July 3, 2013

Tips for creating a workplace wellness program on a tight budget.

Employee health is organizational wealth

Written By: Sara-Jane Linton
May 22, 2013

Ignoring employee health carries big risks. Find out how to promote healthy practices within your workplace.

Human Resources Q&A: Why managers should encourage staff to take vacations

Written By: Kathline Holmes
March 12, 2012

Why should managers care whether employees take their vacation time? Isn't it up to the employee to make sure they taking the time they need?