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Toronto, ON M5C 2B8

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Donna Marshall

BizLife Solutions 

Email: donna@bizlifesolutions
Phone 416-505-5629


Certificate Program in the Management of Workplace Mental Health and Psychological Safety

Offered by the Ontario Psychological Association and BizLife Solutions

In partnership with the HRPA

Earn 18 CPD Credits


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About The Program

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has introduced stringent new requirements through Bill 132 with regard to ensuring the psychological health and safety of all Ontario workers. Bullying, Harassment and Sexual Harassment must now be prevented, managed and investigated in a legally and psychologically sound manner to protect employees and prevent liability.

 The Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) and BizLife Solutions are partnering with the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA) to offer a Certificate Program in the Management of Workplace Mental Health and Psychological Safety.

Many workplace mental health issues are the result of exposure to toxic interpersonal behaviour. This intensive three-day certificate program effectively equips human resource professionals and other professionals with the ability to conduct thorough and sound investigations regarding harassment, including sexual harassment and to understand, prevent and manage and mental health issues arising from these toxic interpersonal hazards.

The program is presented by a stellar faculty of leading psychologists, lawyers and business experts, all of whom impart practical knowledge and skills that equip HR professionals to understand, prevent and manage harassment, including sexual harassment as well as hone their skills to address mental health issues as they present uniquely in the workplace.

Participants will develop a tangible Action Plan for preventing, managing and responding to the complexities and challenges of psychological safety and mental health issues in the workplace as part of their certificate of completion.

Why this Certification is Essential

  Managing Mental Health and Psychological Safety is a “must” competency in today’s work environment. By completing this Certificate Program attendees will learn valuable and practical knowledge, skills and tools that they can begin implementing immediately. Participants will leave with a tangible Action Plan for preventing, managing and responding to the complexities and challenges of mental health issues in the workplace.

Are you ready?

The Occupational Health and Safety Act has been amended by Bill 132.  As of September 2016 the Ontario government has enacted stringent new measures on employers to manage and prevent harassment, including sexual harassment, also referred to as “psychological violence.”

 This is good news as it provides employers the opportunity to address these issues from a legal and psychological perspective in order to reduce mental health issues in the workplace.

This comprehensive Certificate Program provides you the information and tools you need to create a respectful, mentally healthy and psychologically safe workplace that is also compliant with the new range of requirements of Bill 132.

Each course in this educational, insightful and practical Certificate Program is developed and delivered by leading psychologists, lawyers, and business leaders. 

Who should Attend?

 HR Professionals, Consultants, Mental Health Professionals, Business Leaders


Program Curriculum

  • Understand the various kinds of mental health issues and how they present in the workplace;
  • Create a Return to Work plan specific to mental health issues;
  • Understand the psychology of the bully and harasser as well as who is most likely to be a target of harassment;
  • Learn recent rulings and law with regard to harassment as well as mental health claims and how to protect your organization from liability;
  • Identify the barriers to reporting incidents and how to overcome them;
  • Understand what is required to conduct fair, thorough and psychologically sound investigations;
  • Review the Canadian National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety (The Standard);
  • Learn the key components required in a Culture Survey to identify issues of mental health, psychological safety and employee engagement;
  • Identify the impact of critical events and trauma and how to respond;
  • Understand an innovative and easy to implement new model to create respect and psychological safety in the workplace;
  • Learn Best Business Practices to build a psychologically and mentally safe workplace;
  • Identify how wellness programs contribute to mental health;
  • Understand stress management effectiveness for employees;
  • Experience a mindfulness workshop.

What Students Are Saying

"This program provided a framework to implement a program at any workplace and provided real background information." 

-       Anne Hrychuk, Magna International

"The workplace mental wellness workshops were informative, engaging and practical.  If you’re looking to improve your current programs, or create now ones, this is a great way to get started."

-       Diane Irvine, Bulk Barn Foods Ltd.

"The information and content are invaluable as organizations move forward with mental wellness.  Highly recommend this to anyone who wants to improve and support mentally healthy workplaces."

-       Anne Speares, Ridgecroft Consulting

Ontario Psychological Association (OPA) Certification Program

OPTION I:  OPA Certification of Attendance


  • Attendance at the entire program 

  Attendees of the complete 3-day program will receive a Certificate of Attendance.


$1,750 (plus HST) (Non OPA/HRPA Members)

$1,575 (plus HST) (HRPA/OPA Members)

OPTION II:  OPA Certification of Completion


  • Attendance at the entire program
  • Completion of an Action Plan to create a psychologically healthy workplace. The Action Plan can be applied to the current workplace of the participant or to a hypothetical workplace, depending upon their position and work environment.


$1,950 (plus HST) (Non OPA/HRPA Members)

$1,755 (plus HST) (OPA/HRPA Members)

 This certification program is aimed at HR Professionals, senior and middle managers, business leaders and other professionals to provide the grounding they need to lead a change process to create an environment that promotes mentally healthy and psychologically safe workplaces. 


For a full description of each of the sessions


If you cannot attend a seminar for which you have paid and are confirmed and cannot find a substitute to take your place, notify us by email or fax no later than 15 business days prior to your session's start date to transfer or for a complete refund.