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League of Champions, Mental Health Commission of Canada partner to promote psychological health and safety in construction industry

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Nov. 10, 2023 – Vaughan, Ont.: The League of Champions (LOC) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) have established a new partnership which will see the organizations collaborate on new tools and resources to promote psychological health and safety in Ontario’s construction industry.

Announced today at the Ontario General Contractors Association’s 2023 Leaders in Safety Day, MHCC’s Opening Minds division, AuditSoft, and the LOC will be working together to develop a new psychological health and safety program tailored to the unique needs of those who work in the construction industry, from large firms to subcontractors with few employees. The partnership will focus on creating a self-directed version of the Opening Minds Psychological Health & Safety (PHS) Audit program designed to help organizations integrate psychological health and safety into the way they do work.

A need for more mental health supports in the construction industry is apparent. According to Statistics Canada, one-in-three men in construction experience poor mental health. Further, 64 per cent of construction workers want their employers to do more in support of their mental health.

“Seeing the ongoing work of the MHCC’s Opening Minds team in other sectors, it only made sense for us to work together to address psychological health & safety in construction,” said LOC chair Dan Fleming. “This collaboration fits in seamlessly with our ongoing work that advocates for mental, emotional and physical health, and we’re eager to create resources that will support employers and employees with psychological safety.”

“The League of Champions are industry leaders in construction safety, and we’re thankful for their partnership in co-developing a Psychological Health & Safety (PHS) tool unique to their sector,” said MHCC vice-president of Opening Minds Shane Silver. “We look forward to the opportunity to provide our expertise in mental health programming to a trusted advisor in the construction sector.”

As work begins on the PHS tools specific to construction, support is also available now. Effective immediately, League of Champion members in the construction industry can receive a 10 per cent discount on Mental Health First Aid training programs by registering here and entering the discount code received from LOC.

About the League of Champions:
The League of Champions (LOC) is a cross-sectoral organization dedicated to health and safety excellence through collaboration and information sharing on real-world health and safety situations. Together with our members and patrons, the LOC develops industry-leading best practices with a solutions-oriented focus on actual experiences. The LOC’s mission is to inspire and influence leaders to commit, collaborate and take action to improve safety culture through awareness, education, promotion and recognition, leading to safer construction workplaces in Ontario.

About the Mental Health Commission of Canada:

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a registered charity created to focus national attention on mental health issues. Our work is to improve the mental health outcomes for all people living in Canada. Opening Minds is the social enterprise division of MHCC that provides training programs that promote mental health and wellness, resilience and eliminate stigma around the world.

LOC Media Contact:
League of Champions

36 Northline Rd, Unit 3

Toronto, ON  M4B 3E2

647-945-5300 / info@theloc.ca


MHCC Media Contact:
Jason Oliver

Media Relations

Mental Health Commission of Canada

613-683-3748 / media@mentalhealthcommission.ca

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