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Building a Business Case for Employers to Actively Recruit and Retain People with Mental Illness

Description: The term Aspiring Workforce describes those people who, due to mental illness, have been unable to enter the workforce, or who are in and out of the workforce due to episodic illness, or who wish to return to work after a lengthy period of illness. The Aspiring Workforce is an untapped source of labour who can play an important role in addressing urgent business needs and skills shortages.
Join Rebecca Gewurtz and Margaret Oldfield from McMaster University, Emile Tompa from the Institute for Work and Health, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada as we explore the business case for hiring and retaining individuals with a mental illness.

Guest Speakers:

  • Rebecca Gewurtz, Assistant Professor, McMaster University
  • Emile Tompa, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Work and Health
  • Margaret Oldfield, Project Coordinator, Aspiring Workforce in Canada

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