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In October 2019, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division is hosting a Workplace Conference designed to guide Alberta's employers in achieving better mental health in the workplace.

Working Stronger - Work/Life Balance: Fact or Fiction? is two days of networking, information exchange and dialogue that will advance our efforts to support healthier workplaces across the province. It will bring together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and leaders in the field.

Abstracts will be accepted until April 30th, 2019

Presenters will be notified if their abstracts have been accepted by May 16, 2019.

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

Conference Stream
Please choose the stream that your that relates to your submission
Workplace & Personal Wellness
Voice of Lived Experience
Occupational Health and Safety & the Law
Conference sessions will be offered in a variety of formats:
• Panel discussions
• Panel presentations
• Solo presentations (30-60-90 minutes)

Please note: Based on the number of presentations we receive, we may have to combine presentations. If your abstract is not accepted, you may have an opportunity to present a poster presentation.
Please choose the presentation format for your submission
Solo Presentation
Panel Presentation
Poster Presentation

Time Preference

Please choose your time preference
30 minute (2o minute presentation, 10 minute Q&A)
60 minute (45 minute presentation, 15 minute Q&A)
90 Minute (75 minute presentation, 15 minute Q&A)
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. One submission for each presentation. If your abstract is accepted, we will reach out for your full abstract and your AV/Tech needs.

If your abstract is accepted, we will reach out for your full abstract and AV/Tech needs.
Title of your Presentation: (10 words or less) Required

Description of your workshop/presentation/poster (150 words or less) Required

How does your submission relate to your selected stream? Required

Please provide detail on learning provided, take-away for the participants to use and how you will engage the participants in the session.

Please provide a short biography of each presenter (50 words or less) 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.

- 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 CMHA Alberta 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.