Dismantling Barriers, Opening Doors: Inclusion at Work
March 11 & 12, 2020 | Anvil Centre, New Westminster
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.