MEDIA ADVISORY – Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-Being

Posted on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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In the current fast-paced and ever-connected reality of work, many of us feel overwhelmed by tight deadlines, inflexible work schedules, and high expectations to meet our targets and stay productive. But is the current workplace environment actually increasing our productivity?

A recent study suggests that 9 out of 10 Canadian employees feel burned out at work. Burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic work stress that hasn’t been properly managed. Now more than ever it is important for organizations and managers to find creative ways to promote mental health and well-being and help their employees manage their stress levels.

Telfer School of Management invites you to its next Telfer Forum on March 4th entitled Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-Being. A panel of experts from uOttawa, Public Services and Procurement Canada, and Deloitte Canada will share the latest evidence-based insights and best practices to tackle the following questions:

  • How can managers identify burnout and what are the biggest “culprits” that lead to burnout?
  • What factors promote and maintain employee well-being?
  • How can leaders implement solutions to promote employee mental health and well-being? What are the challenges?

This presentation will be in English only.


  • Karina Adam, Associate Vice-President Human Resources, uOttawa (moderator)
  • Laurent Lapierre, Full Professor, Telfer, uOttawa
  • Jane O’Reilly, Associate Professor, Telfer, uOttawa
  • André Latreille, Mental Health Ombudsman, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Sabrina Sdao, Senior Manager, Human Capital, Deloitte Canada

WHAT: Telfer Forum - Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-Being

WHEN: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Desmarais Building (DMS) room 4101, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON | Map

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