Caring for the carers: Improving the psychological well-being of the health workforce

Our most pressing challenges in healthcare require focused, constructive discussions. Sharing openly and listening to diverse perspectives and experiences. At Healthcare Excellence Canada, we’ve developed the Spotlight Series to do just that.

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March 14, 2024, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET

The pandemic strained an already overburdened health system. The mental well-being of the workforce, and thus the quality and safety of care, are impacted. Supporting the psychological well-being of the health workforce – the backbone of the health system – is needed now more than ever.

HEC’s new approach to patient safety recognizes that the mental health of the workforce is deeply entwined with quality and safety of care. While funding and policy elements at provincial and federal levels are important, so are strategies at the individual-, team- and organization-level. Join the webinar to learn from others about initiatives that have improved the psychological well-being of healthcare workers and how you can incorporate some of the tools and strategies in your work, no matter your role or workplace.

Watch the Webinar via YouTube


  • Ainsley Young, Executive Director, Operations, SWITCH BC
  • Ivy Bourgeault, PhD, Director, Healthy Professional Worker Partnership; Professor, University of Ottawa
  • Philippa Dawood, Wellness Specialist, Scarborough Health Network


  • Colleen Ferris, Director, Innovations and Strategic Development, Healthcare Excellence Canada


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