Live Webinar | Building Mental Health into Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs

Date: April 22, 2020
Location: 60-minute webinar beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET (see the different time zones across Canada)

***This webinar is past. View the recording on demand on this page:

This program contains 1 CPD hour in all Canadian provinces

This webinar is part of a series being created in reaction to the exceptional situation we are all experiencing with the development of COVID-19. CIAJ is encouraging communication and countering social isolation by bringing the legal community together. During a crisis, we should continue engaging with colleagues, pursuing learning activities and sharing useful tips, even if remotely. 

All episodes of this series are offered for free when watched live. Videos will also be made available on-demand at the cost of $35 each. Remember that our webinars are always free for CIAJ Members, although registration is mandatory for all live webinars

Overview of the fourth episode

When events happen that affect our lives and the way we do work, there can be an impact on the mental health of workers. Organizations that build mental health into their emergency management and business continuity programs will be able to respond to such events in a coordinated and effective manner, thereby protecting their workers and focusing on solutions to support their operations. This webinar covers how to use the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace for guidance.


Liz Horvath brings over 20 years of experience guiding organizations to achieve better business outcomes through strategic integration of health, safety and wellbeing. She joined the Opening Minds Team of the Mental Health Commission of Canada in August 2019, where she leads the development and implementation of workplace mental health strategies that align with the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, and other programs and modules that encourage mental wellness and safety.

Prior to joining MHCC, Liz was instrumental in the creation of the National Standard through her role as Project Manager with the CSA Group. She then worked on helping organizations implement mental health and wellbeing strategies through her company, Hale Health and Safety Solutions, which continues to focus on helping people thrive by reducing the risk of stress-related injury and disease. She is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) and is a member of the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH), the Crisis and Trauma Research Institute (CRTI), and the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

Liz’s personal mission is to help as many people as possible flourish in life.


A link to the GoToWebinar platform and a password will be sent by email 48 hours prior to the event. It is recommended to test the platform beforehand. 

Broadcast time across Canada
PT 8:30–9:30 am
MT 9:30–10:30 am
CT 10:30–11:30 am
ET 11:30 am–12:30 pm
AT 12:30–1:30 pm
NT 1:00–2:00 pm


For further information, please contact the Program Coordinator, Mary Plagakis
Tel.: 514-731-2855, extension 4
Fax: 514-731-3247