March 27, 2015– Ottawa
Today, Minister Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) announced they will work together on their commitment to improving psychological health and safety in the federal workplace.
The work of the Joint Task Force will include identifying ways to better communicate the issues of mental health challenges in the workplace, reviewing practices from other jurisdictions, and reviewing the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and identifying how its objectives shall best be achieved within the Public Service.
"Mental health issues have long been important to me. I am prepared to work with all bargaining agents, as we take this step in improving how we deal with mental health challenges in our workplaces, and reducing the stigma that is often attached to mental illness."
– Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board
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