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March 2022

Industry turbulence: Building mental health into WestJet’s pandemic operations

When the world shut down in early 2020, industries around the globe were forced into the realities of operating during a pandemic.
Perhaps no sector was as hard hit as the airline industry, with many organizations laying off thousands of workers in an effort to keep up with the ever-evolving landscape of COVID-19 travel.
WestJet’s organizational well-being manager Lisa Dodwell-Greaves described the experience as nerve wracking.

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MHCC research inspires funding opportunity

Research conducted by Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) staff into early childhood mental health has helped inspire a new, multi-million dollar funding initiative by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). This spring, CIHR’s Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) expects to issue a call for proposals devoted to early childhood mental health.

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