Pictured above: CAMH was formally recognized by Excellence Canada at an awards ceremony on November 6.
By Patrick Callan, Communications Coordinator
CAMH has achieved a platinum certification from Excellence Canada for outstanding commitment to creating a safe and healthy workplace culture.
As part of the verification process, a team from Excellence Canada spent two days touring CAMH and meeting with staff, management, directors, and executive leaders to learn more about how CAMH creates a safe and healthy workplace culture. The verifiers heard about several workplace safety and wellness programs available to CAMH employees. They also heard a powerful story from Sean Patenaude, Employment Works! Coordinator, CAMH.
“Recently, I had to take some time off on short notice to deal with my own health issues. It was a very difficult time, but one thing that made it easier was the constant support I received from my manager, my colleagues, and the Health, Safety and Wellness Department,” he confides.
“Everyone was very encouraging and I didn’t feel rushed to come back, nor did I worry that my job wouldn’t be there when I returned. This gave me the space I needed to focus on my wellness, and, when I did return to work, I was treated with respect and compassion. I’m now happily settling into a new role and very glad to be here at CAMH.”