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Conference 2020


A vision of change for mental health in the workplace

June 1 & 2, 2020 | Hilton Toronto

Call for Abstracts

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and our partners invite you to submit for consideration an abstract for our IMPACT conference being held on June 1-2, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario.

Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and outline the workshop that will be given. We are looking for participatory, ground-breaking sessions that explore the IMPACT people and organizations are having on mental health in the workplace.

The following streams/areas are being considered:
  1. First Responders and Allied Health Professionals
  2. This workshop stream looks at the unique experiences related to psychological health and safety facing First Responders and Allied Health and Human Services Professionals in their community service roles, and strategies to ensure a supportive workplace in this sector.

  3. Employee Impact
  4. This stream looks at the employee experience of psychological health and safety (PH&S) in the workplace. It includes abstracts from those looking to not only describe emerging examples of employee champions and leaders, but also targeted interventions for Canada’s workers meant to improve PH&S.

  5. Employer Impact
  6. What impact does paying attention to PH&S have on the organization’s bottom-line? What are employers doing to ensure the workplace is safe? What can they do? Submit those abstracts here.

  7. The Workforce and Workplace of Tomorrow
  8. What future trends will we see beyond 2021? Special consideration will be given to abstracts detailing emerging trends, including the impact technology is having on PH&S, burnout, presenteeism, loneliness and isolation at work.

Workshops should be 60-90 minutes in length.

The conference will also accept research posters on the above topics for display in the main hall.

Abstracts will be accepted until March 1st, 2020

Presenters must agree to be paid registrants of the conference. Honoraria, accommodation and travel reimbursement are not available for presenters.

Any questions, contact Sherry Sim, Event Manager at 1-866-655-8548 or by email:

Presentation Information
Please choose the stream that relates to your submission
First Responders and Allied Health Professionals
Employee Impact
Employer Impact
The Workforce and Workplace of Tomorrow

Please choose the presentation format for your submission
60 Minute Presentation
90 Minute Presentation
Poster Presentation

Presenter Information

Presenter Name(s):



Mailing Address: (street, town, province, postal code)

Phone: (office and cell)


Your Submission
The presenter may submit multiple abstracts for the conference. Each presentation should be submitted separately.
Title of your presentation. (10 words or less) (Required)

Description of your presentation/poster. (200 words or less) (Required)

How does your submission relate to your selected stream? (Required)

Description of your presentation for the printed program. (100 words or less) (Required)

Please provide details on the learning objectives of your presentation. (Required)

Please provide a short biography of each presenter for the printed program. (50 words or less for each bio) (Required)

Please provide your audio visual needs and room set up preference. (Required)

All submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Clarity and coherence of submission
  • Relevance and utility to participants
  • Evidence that the submission will encourage interaction with conference participants
  • It is encouraged that presenters include a lived experience component or perspective where relevant.

Acceptance as a presenter:

  • Presenters must register and pay to attend the conference. Honoraria and travel reimbursement are not available.
  • Presenters will be asked to submit an electronic version of their presentation prior to the conference.
  • Electronic copies of the presentations will be made available to conference delegates following the conference on the Workplace website in pdf format.
  • Presenters are encouraged to provide and are responsible for providing written material to conference participants (your powerpoint and/or resources, etc.)
  • Presenters will be provided with a designated time to present by the conference committee.