Dismantling Barriers, Opening Doors: Inclusion at Work
POSTPONED | Anvil Centre, New Westminster
Dear conference attendees,
We’ve just made the decision to postpone this year’s Bottom Line conference, to October of this year.
The safety of attendees, staff and the public is our top concern. We are following the guidance of BC’s provincial health officer and regional health authorities, who advise us to reschedule if possible.
We will let you know as soon as we have confirmed new dates for BLC2020 in October of this year. Your registrations will transfer to the new conference dates, and will be transferable to another attendee if you are unable to attend. We are disappointed not to be gathering this week, but we will look forward to welcoming you in October!
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at maya[dot]russell[at]cmha[dot]bc[dot]ca, or phone at 1-800-555-8222.
The 2020 National Bottom Line Conference is about belonging. Our conference theme, Dismantling Barriers, Opening Doors: Inclusion at Work, explores how one’s sense of belonging – or lack of belonging – affects worker psychological health and safety and impacts workplace culture.
We will hear from those with lived experience speak about how being included or excluded affected their health, workplace participation, and recovery. We will hear about the ways in which exclusion shows up at work: as bullying, and as the systemic bias that fuels bullying such as racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia.
We will also listen for stories where loneliness is transformed through the kind of meaningful connections that can develop when our work is a community. We will chart how the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety can be used to tackle these broader issues. Social inclusion is a determinant of mental health; just as meaningful work is integral to fostering a sense of belonging. As we have learned again and again, work has the power to transform.